Significant Songs (4)

I am reblogging this 2014 post because other than Jude and Sarah, hardly anyone has ever seen it. I still love this record!

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Woman Trouble

In the year 2000, I was 48 years old. I had just moved to Camden, and was living alone, for the first time in ages. I had a new car, and like many tracks featured in this series, I heard a record on the radio in that car, that I had had not heard before. I couldn’t keep still in my seat, and found myself jiggling around, oblivious to strange stares from other drivers, in the heavy traffic leading out to Brent Cross. I didn’t really catch the name of the song, as I was too busy humming along to it, and car-dancing like a fool, to listen to the announcement at the end. I wanted to listen to it again, straight away, and felt empty when it had ended.

I had to endure the embarrassment of going into a record shop in Central London the next day…

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16 thoughts on “Significant Songs (4)

  1. “in the year 2000” made me think of the Pulp song which I rather liked. When I was young 2000 seemed so futuristic, the world would be very different, now it’s 20 years ago and the world is certainly very different.

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  2. It’s not really the kind of music that I appreciate. The arrangement is pretty cool, albeit repetitive. I didn’t grasp much of the melody… Someone mentioned in a comment to a recent post of yours the song, “Rainy Days and Mondays,” sung by Karen Carpenter. That’s a song I can listen to over and over again. I guess I’m just old-fashioned when it comes to music…

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      1. Pete, I love that song, too! I bought the vinyl album “Now & Then” back in the early 1970’s, and listened to it a lot. One of my favorites on the album is “Jambalaya (On the Bayou).” I agree with you, and so do many others. Her voice is truly flawless, and many of the songs were beautifully melodious.

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