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There were never any "good old days" — they are today, they are tomorrow
thinking about my mother 
5th-Sep-2008 11:02 pm
And searching YouTube for some of her favorite musicians. At least, the ones that stuck in my memory. *wry smile*

For your enjoyment:

Blossom Dearie — "Don't Wait Too Long"

Bob Dorough — "But For Now"

Thelonious Monk — "'Round Midnight"

The Bobs"White Room"

Sadly, the only Bobs tracks I could find were from well into the 21st century, so (to my ear) the lineup is all wrong. That's supposed to be Gunnar Bob on lead vocals, dammit! *sulks*

Marshall Hain [ZOMG YouTube has Marshall Hain? Cool!]"Dancin' In The City"

Michael Franks — "Your Secret's Safe With Me"

Dire Straits — "Romeo and Juliet"

The Beatles — the first few tracks from Sgt. Pepper

When I went off to college, among the things I packed were all the Beatles albums. About a week after I'd been gone, the phone in our room rang. I answered, to hear my mother say, "You little bitch, bring back my Beatles albums! I mean, hello, I love you, bring back my Beatles albums!"

And then shading into some of the musicians I introduced her to...

Kirsty MacColl — "In These Shoes?"

The Jazz Butcher"Southern Mark Smith"

Tobacco is evil. So why does smoking look so damn sexy sometimes? I sooo wanted this picture painted on the back of my black leather jacket, but didn't know any artists I felt I could ask to do it:

And closing with a last Jazz Butcher track, because I was seriously in love with him during my late teens, so she listened to a lot of his music... and because this song makes me cry almost every time I hear it.

The Jazz Butcher — "Angels"
6th-Sep-2008 07:47 am (UTC)
Have you heard the Indigo Girls version of "Romeo and Juliet"? It's really fantastic. I put it on the short list of covers that surpass the original.
8th-Sep-2008 12:13 am (UTC)
Having finally pulled myself together from the gut-wrenching weepfest that this post of yours induced, let me just say that I really really miss her. And I love you and I wish I didn't live so far away.

Oh shit, here I go again. *sob*

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