“someone told me long ago
don’t go over there and look at that
or even listen to it
from over here … it will only confuse you
and it was then I realized
how badly I needed to be confused
because I found myself confused
wondering why I shouldn’t be confused”—John Hartford
You never write, you never call And now you wander in the hall You look familiar I barely know your face at all
We never get together at all ‘Til the last day of Chanukah I got you a harmonica And a bag of chocolate coins The only thing we have is fights But there’s got to be a change tonight Please be nice on this Feast of Lights
I rewatched Living In The Material World today and was reminded how little of George’s music from ‘74 onwards is used. I was disappointed on how many songs they pulled from ATMP and how few were pulled from his other records.
So to rectify, here’s one of my favorites from those ‘Dark Horse’ years.
This was recorded at a time when Eno was producing Talking Heads and Devo or about to. I know, at least, that Both Eno and Bowie had Devo’s demo tape and everytime I listen to this and consider all that was to come… I get chills
Since R. Stevie Moore has thousands of songs available on his bandcamp site for free, I’m considering instituting a moratorium on listening to or buying any other new music until I’ve listened to everything on his site.