I shouldn’t support Pandora but with the way the apartment is currently set up, turning it on when I’m chasing baby around is what works. I’ve been stuck on the ’60s singer/songwriter station for 2 months now. I think it has something to do with my mom who loved that music and it’s one of the few memories I have of her. This particular station plays pretty much a lot of the same Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel and I’ve been exposed to a few songs I did not really know before and I’m totally into now–Positively 4th Street, Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right by Dylan and Bleecker Street by the duo. Also, the Mama’s and the Papa’s version of Dream a Little Dream.
The other day, I decided to mix it up and picked T.Rex. It was a lot of T. Rex and Bowie and some band I hadn’t heard before but what really stood out that morning was T. Rex’ Buick Mackane. I was struck by it’s utter Rock-n-Rollness. It to me was quintessential. I know we think of Led Zep and The Who and The Stones as defining this thing called Rock-n-Roll and that is indeed true. T. Rex falls more into the pantheon of glam rock but something just clicked. That is going into heavy rotation because that is my mood this week. ROCK OUT!
PS-Am I spelling Rock-n-Roll right?