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The right thing must be done. Rossa very kindly sent this, Chuckles was the milk of human kindness in sending one for Wednesday.  I must run them, despite the clenched hands, gritted teeth and forehead in palms.

The important thing is that our authors love their music just as I like mine and were I not to run these, it would be viewed in a somewhat jaundiced fashion.

So, here’s Rossa’s:

Jackson Browne

Might be age but think I’ve mentioned a few times on this blog that I met Jackson Browne in Australia and it was a thrill. While my mates were off chatting up Daryl Hannah, I was chatting to Jackson Browne.

I’ve listened to the live versions on youtube and they weren’t bad but somehow they can’t beat the original with the Magritte tribute.  This song is about the sensitive subject of suicide and I’m still cursing myself that I mentioned his wife to him and broke the spell.

Headmaster once said to me that I was the cow which gave good milk, then kicked the bucket over. Ho hum:

Charlie McCoy

Charlie McCoy was a session muso:

#  “We always compare the song to a picture,” explained McCoy, whose harmonica blowing stood out for its velocity and melodic phrasing. “We’re just here to provide the frame, to make the picture look and sound good. If you didn’t learn that your career would be shot.”

#  “As musicians you don’t get to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to a session,” McCoy said, lounging in a chair at the Nashville Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, where a plaque attests to his achievements. “Only if they weren’t paying union rates.”

But Columbia, Dylan’s record label, had ordered him not to step foot in “backwards” Tennessee.

McCoy said: “The bible of that movement was Rolling Stone magazine and it was not kind to Nashville. Quotes like ‘cookie-cutter music, all business and no art, assembly line music’. But we were A-list musicians who knew how to get a lot of music, at high quality, in a very short space of time, on a small budget.

Buddy Bolden

Wiki on this one:

Known as King Bolden (see Jazz royalty), and his band was a top draw in New Orleans (the city of his birth) from about 1900 until 1907, when he was incapacitated by schizophrenia (then called dementia praecox). He left no known surviving recordings, but he was known for his very loud sound and constant improvisation.…

Florence and the Glastonbury

The Mash:


Was reading a bit about Florence and the Machine, how they were so named, listened to a couple of tracks – she’s OK. Nothing terribly bad, nothing exciting – just girly music of today with pap lyrics and nicey-nicey chords, the “Machine” part of it acting tough and trying hard to have cred.

What I like best about her is that she’s replaced Kanye West as headliner so, of the two options in the poll, I went with the majority – frightening:

florence and the machine