Wednesday, December 22, 2010

It's Still Raining

I've been ordered by my neighbors to stop saying great things about the California climate. It seems they're concerned about population growth and overcrowding if you should all believe the vicious LIES I've been telling about exotic flowers, warm sunshine and secret surfing spots out here. Truth is, the weather is frightful here. Don't come. Don't even visit. Did I mention the earthquakes? Very scary stuff. I suggest you avoid California like the plague. There, I've made amends. Now, here's a tribute to SoCal from the MusicMaster Oldies archives. Albert Hammond from 1972 on the Mums label...

Some people might get the idea that, since I write so much about music from the 1950's and 60's, I stopped listening to new music in the early 1970's. Not true! In fact, most of the songs on my iPod were recorded in this century. The thing is, I like all music that is performed well, especially new music that pushes the envelope and gets away with it. This isn't a new song, but it's not a 60's oldie either. You won't hear it on MusicMaster Oldies. But, it just happens to be on my list of all-time favorite songs. And, it pretty much sums up what I'm seeing when I look out my window this morning here in San Diego...

If you had to sit through a commercial when you played that video, thank you. I have absolutely no problem with YouTube selling commercials. In exchange for a few moments of our time, they have the money to keep delivering great music to us without a cover charge! That's what I call a classic win-win!

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