Can we talk music? Rolling north on Wednesday, I got to Jenner where the road climbs so you see a big expanse of ocean. Sunny on the road, with a bank of fog just offshore. Nice light. When things are right, on the road, and the music’s good, I pretend I’m a camera, filming the landscape with songs a la serendipity.
Here’s what the Garage station on Sirius played:
-On the album Elvis Live in Memphis, “Trying To Get To You,” a lovely version, Elvis strong in voice, the band great, the crowd screaming. I suspect this is a great album.
-The Ramones, “It’s Gonna Be All Right.” Remind you what rock n roll is all about.
-Arthur Conley, “Sweet Soul Music.” Written by Arthur and Otis Redding, I always thought this was Otis singing. This led me today to Same and Dave, James Brown, and Gladiators (reggae) versions of this great song.
-Herman’s Hermits doing “Jezebel.”