Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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Sunday, January 17, 2016
Saturday, January 16, 2016
The old saying about the simple things in life being the best rings true for me whenever I hear a Hiatt tune. I'm always reminded of riding with DeucE on Old Metairie Road (the oldest road to New Orleans) when he slipped in a John Hiatt cassette, one of his favorites. It was back in the day when I thought I knew everything about everything, including music. I was blown away just like a kid in a candy store for the first time. Interestingly enough, his backing band at the time was made up of three amazing musicians from Louisiana of all places. I've always maintained that I need to get out more and here was proof positive. Fast forward some 15 years and my young daughter (already the greatest of Beatles fans) comes into the living room one evening and says "Dad, I really like this song, what do you think?" She then proceeds to play Hiatt's Have A Little Faith In Me. Poor thing did not realize at the time that Hiatt to me was like the Beatles to her. That bit of Cajun in my blood came out and I talked her head off that night. Another fond memory... I've been restless as of late for a number of reasons so here's one of my favorites with a message on the subject like only Hiatt can tell. Thanks John, thanks DeucE and thanks Alexis, for we all must go every now and again...
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 8:15 AM
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Seems like yesterday but it was some twenty years ago, crossing Lake Ponchartrain on that old 24-mile Causeway bridge in a Chevy ElCamino with the stereo blaring, no better lyrics to be found then or now especially given this time of year and the bit of hope it brings - ...Switching it over to A.M. Searching for a truer sound Can't recall the call letters Steel guitar and settle down Catching an all night station Somewhere in Louisiana It sounds like 1963 But for now it sounds like heaven May the wind take your troubles away May the wind take your troubles away Both feet on the floor, two hands on the wheel May the wind take your troubles away May the wind take your troubles away May the wind take your troubles away...
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 10:23 AM