1970s · Love · Rock · Survival

Song of the Day

Today’s SOTD is a double feature because I’m highlighting someone whose work I can’t narrow down to one song. One album, maybe. The album, in this case would be Horses, circa 1975.

I had this album cover framed and hanging on my bedroom wall back in the ‘80s. Recognize this famous photo by Robert Mapplethorpe?

First up is the title track, Horses, a song I couldn’t stop replaying back in the day because of its adlibbed prose. The other track is a more familiar one and my young self thought it so jaw-dropping and so hot because here was a woman singing about having sex with … *gasp*… another woman! Without further ado, here’s Patti Smith with Horses, followed by Gloria.

1980s music · Survival

Song of the Day

Who better to usher in the angst of the ‘80s than UK poet and dark/new wave pioneer, Anne Clark. Here she is with Sleeper in Metropolis. If this isn’t a time-sound machine direct to 1983, I don’t know what is.

On a personal note, today marks 1.5 years of sobriety. I can now say years, plural. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself.

2001-present music · Creativity

Song of the Day

I’m at that point in my rewrite where I’m in my teens and it’s the 1980s again. So, you can expect an ‘80s theme in the coming posts as I try to immerse myself in that era (and angst). For now, there’s this song called Meet Me In The Woods, by Lord Huron. I ran to this last night and on my runner’s high it struck me as golden. Admittedly, I was also on a bit of a post-writing high. My Olympia typewriter is like magic from another dimension.