"The majority have no other reason for their opinions than that they are the fashion."
I was indulging in some verbal sparring recently with a couple of 'virtual' mates about my love of James Grant, but general indifference to Grant's previous band Love and Money.
Tim threw the quotes above at me; love the quotes Tim. Are you still thinking about that book?
We don't always think alike but the interesting thing about folk who are drawn to these blogs is that we generally cut from similar cloth; like minded enough for me to trust their judgements; I know that Tim and Dave Ashley love the L&M stuff, so maybe initially I was too dismissive and have missed out...
Interesting how our tastes can change with time: spinach and Sinatra anyone?
I remember going to see Shawn Colvin supporting May Chapin Carpenter way back.
I loved Colvin; just her and an acoustic, taking us all on and winning hands down.
Carpenter's band was great, she just came over as too earnest and lost me completely. I then saw her on BBC 4 in a songwriting circle with Colvin again, Nancy Griffith and Rosanne Carter. She sang 'The Moon and St Christopher' (posted below) and we (Shawn, Rosanne and me) were all weeping. It made me go back to her stuff and I now love it; mainly for its earnestness...
One of those new discoveries for me is Gretchen Peters who writes about domestic scenarios with a keen eye and a strange disinterested passion; removed enough to be moved by those shades of mundanity...
I've posted her song 'Breakfast at Our House'
which always gets me... moist.
It also got me reaching for a quote; this from Oscar Wilde I believe:
"Only a fool cannot change his mind".
BREAKFAST AT OUR HOUSE