Check it out. On Monday, I'll have another installment of "20 Questions," this one with local cycling emcee and promoter Joe Jefferson. It's going to be good.
Meanwhile, here's a few tunes to liven up your Friday. First - a great cover of a Lou Reed song.
Cowboy Junkies: Sweet Jane
I love the Cowboy Junkies, particularly their early Caution Horses album, and the matchless Trinity Session. Wistful music, beautiful stuff, that doesn't really fit into a genre. It just is what it is.
Here's one of my all time favorite songs - the Talking Heads, having a little existential crisis. Why? How did I get here?
Talking Heads: Once in a Lifetime
And while we're on the subject, I've rediscovered the Talking Heads lately. I'm amazed how some bands seem to age well. The Velvet Underground is a great example of this - they don't sound dated. The sound holds up really well. So does David Byrne and the crew. Here's my other other favorite song from them:
Talking Heads: Life During Wartime
"I've got a van... loaded with weapons... packed up and ready to go..." "This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around..." Awesome lyrics, captures sweaty, bad-flavored head spinning paranoia, the zeitgeist of our unsteady times, in just a few brilliant lines. Plus David Byrne is really working out the Big Suit separates here. I wonder if he gets them heavily discounted on clearance from Men's Wearhouse or something.
Of course I couldn't find my other other favorite Heads song, "Stay Up Late" anywhere, so you'll just have to live with an external link to it. I think it's about getting stoned and keeping the baby up all night as a consequence.