September 14, 2018
Am listening to two Old Masters today in Grasmere at the dog end of a great Summer. Half a dozen old school friends are here for Sunday lunch – Craig and Ryan are treating us to an Old Stamp House pop-up – amazing local food – all sourced within 30 miles of Beckwood.
Back to the music.
- Paul McCartney’s just released Egypt Station – self-composed – his 17th studio album. His first one in five years – pop, rock, acoustic. Funky, experimental and a nod to us seniors on ‘Happy With You’. John may have been the most creative and rebellious, but Paul was the best musician and the most resilient. And feel your heart strings on Confidante – the saddest song on friendship I’ve ever heard.
- Paul Simon – In the Blue Light. Deep cuts from the great man’s back catalogue reinterpreted. A world weary 76 year old making sense out of songs written in his 20’s and 30’s. He says “A new coat of paint on the walls of an old family home”.
Living Life Slow.