Friday, June 17, 2005

Applause, applause

Sitting at the computer, listening to Stevie Ray Vaughan's rendition of "Voodoo Child". If anyone other than Jimi Hendrix could do it, Stevie's yer man... I had been listening to a Bruce Cockburn disk, much mellower and more suitable for nap time one would think, but it had some live tracks, and even though I had it turned down really, really low, every time one of those tracks ended, the little lad who was supposed to be sleeping on the couch in the living room would burst into applause along with the rest of the fans. Next disk!


Blogger aaron said...

SRV as naptime music sounds a bit difficult to imagine, I'm not sure it'd ever get me to sleep. But if it works...

And I guess you could always put on a different Cockburn -- I'm quite a fan of Charity of Night.

6/17/2005 02:06:00 p.m.  
Blogger Kevin B said...

Stevie Ray Vaughan, very good stuff there indeed! Hey, have you heard about that new Paul Anka CD that just came out where he sings all these 80s/90s rock songs to big band music? I've heard a few clips, and it sounds really neat. Now that would be interesting to expose the kids to - I think I might just have to hop over to Amazon and order that one now!

6/17/2005 02:09:00 p.m.  
Anonymous Mary P said...

Wow, you guys, that was spooky. Do you have some kind of setting that tells you when I'm posting? I think it'd been posted no more than 6 minutes when your comment notification appeard in my gmail inbox... ( from The Twilight Zone is now playing).

6/17/2005 02:19:00 p.m.  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Aaron: I agree. It wouldn't have been my music of choice for the event. I figured Bruce was much better, but, as it turned out, way too distracting... Stevie was simply the next disk in the cartridge. I have "Barrelhousing", "What's Been Done", "Stealing Fire", and "Pacing the Cage", but not "Charity of Night". At the moment, my very favourite tune is "All the Diamonds" - appropriate enough, one would think, but this was the clapping culprit!

Kevin: Paul hails from this city, or he lived here for a lot of years, or something, so I hear, but I've heard nothing about that particular disk. Course, I could be wrong and it could be some other pop star of his vintage. Maybe it was Bobby Vinton? Nope, ignore me, I haven't a clue what I'm on about... I'll have to go check out my favourite music store and see if they have him.

6/17/2005 05:35:00 p.m.  
Blogger Kevin B said...

Its called Rock Swings, and its out now, I just picked up a like new copy at Amazon for $10 including shipping. Its great stuff from what I've heard so far. And I know all the lyrics!

6/17/2005 05:45:00 p.m.  
Anonymous Si (aka Keldar) said...

Mary P - XML Feed, people can get live updates to yours (and others') blogs.

6/20/2005 02:55:00 a.m.  
Blogger Mary P. said...

So it's not just coincidence? That's a relief! It was a bit eerie.

Thinking of it, though, I think one of them is quite computer-savvy enough for that, but the other? It's coincidence!

"XML Feed": something for me to look up. Thank you. (Really: it's my enquiring mind at work.)

6/20/2005 07:36:00 a.m.  

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