Elvis Costello - Get Happy - The songs on this used to go by so quickly. And then
I started listening to it late at night. I would finish a writing assignment at
4 or 5 AM and then have to wait a couple of hours to deliver it. In that quiet,
clear time of the night/morning, the songs became crystal clear. (Even though I
still don't know what they all mean.)
Richard Shindell - Sparrow's Point A great engaging voice. He writes songs
that seemed to fit my life. Songs that make me cry. Songs about people I knew.
He also plays guitar the way I wish I could.
Randy Newman - Bad Love Surprisingly, an album from the present. Randy Newman
being Randy Newman. But Randy Newman is now a bit older. These are songs that
ache, but are fun to listen to. A couple of these also make me cry. A must for
any collection. I hope it lasts.
Elvis Presley - self-titled (the one with When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again,
Paralyzed, etc) First in Line haunts me. My parents owned this. I learned it
early. Not his out and out rock and roll, but more subtlety. A great album
There are a lot more albums and/or CDs I'd take, but I figure the rest of the
survivors each has five of their own, and maybe we could share...