Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Teach Your Children Well

Saw CS&N last night. They did some covers like Ruby Tuesday (the Stones tune) and Uncle Tom's Band (the Dead tune) that seem to take those songs to the place there were mean to be, but never quite reached when originally recorded. Something new and something old in each tune creating a sweet comfort of recognition and at the same time pushing the music and you with it to a fresh place. Steve Stills can no longer carry a melody (he growls instead which worked well on the rocking encore: For What It's Worth (There's something happening here, What it is ain't exactly clear...), but he can sure play a screaming guitar. Nash and Crosby traced out searing harmonies, especially on Genevieve. Unadulterated transcendent magic.

Much fun, but I am exhausted today.

Thank you Robert and Wanda for thinking of me.



Blogger Alison said...

CSN must have been great - I'm very envious! Have a rest today!

October 1, 2009 at 3:45 AM  

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