Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is.
(I'm determined that I will manage to get the correct number in every post title. Don't ask me why. I seriously fear I might fail. But this quote seemed rather apt.)
So, because I'm lazing on the sofa today, I thought I'd do a slightly difficult (technically, not emotionally) post today.
Desert Wanderer said...
If you were to make a mix tape for John, what would be on it?
And I couldn't just list tracks and then leave you to try to find them. So I'm going to try to use all my technical (lack of) expertise and put videos up. I hope this works.
There could be hundreds more. This is just a taste.
Eddie Cochran - a guitar legend. And such a joyous song. This is what my heart was singing when John and I started dating.
Link Wray. More amazing guitar work. But the thing that makes this a 'John song' is that, despite having no lyrics, it was banned for 'glorifying juvenile delinquency'! And that's why it reminds me of John. Looks innocent on the surface, but somehow causes trouble anyway!
Leonard Cohen. The most amazing voice. The most amazing lyricist. Lots of people find his music depressing, but I love it. Could listen to his songs over and over. And do. What else can I say about this song, and John. I would do anything for him.
Fleetwood Mac. Because both our lives have changed for the better, and looking to the future is healthier than dwelling on the past.
The Troggs. The song really says it all. Under that calm unflustered exterior, he is a Wild Thing.
And because no track list would be complete without him: