I’ve hit a bump in the road.
In trying to move to my next selection for “All-Time Top 25,” I tried to imagine songs that stand alone rather than exist – for me – in the context of the album on which they appeared.
And I’m kinda stumped.
The selections so far (No Matter What, Anarchy In the U.K., Makes No Sense At All, and, well, whatever the first one was) all do that for me. I can put them in the context of an album, but that’s not where they lie in my heart.
I may have run out.
So now my task gets more difficult. Because in selecting a “top” tune, a “personal fave,” it’s actually all intertwined wif my feelings about the album.
For some reason, this bothers me.
This got real hard allofasudden.
Here’s today’s pick. It could fall out o’ the Top 25 in a heartbeat.
(I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea
-- by Elvis Costello and the Attractions
I want to link to the song, but my YouTube selections have the promo film attached – and I don’t want to mess with this song at this time by adding the video from that time. If you insist, you can go here.
Many people are probably attracted to the outrageous bass work and drum work by the Laughing Thomases – and the interplay thereof. Or even the patently cheesy organ.
I go for the guitar work.
months ago, I typed in a post "advocates for ignorance." This may have offended many, and I apologize. I'm sure "advocates of ignorance" was a strong preference. But I chose the word intentionally -- I think there is an "ignorance movement" afoot, and certain politicians are advocates for that movement. I should have been clearer.