Don’t you just love choral music? What’s that? You could care less about it? Oh, well. I’m gonna sing its praises anyway.
Today I’ve been very tired and just moping around. I wanted to blog a bit, but nothing heavy. I took a nap with KXPR on the radio and woke an hour later to the most beautiful music being performed by the Sacramento Choral Society. Good, modern choral music is the closest thing to “angelic” as I can imagine. Of course, you can’t beat John Rutter’s sacred works.
That doesn’t mean I still don’t love other simpler, more common or vulgar (said with a condescending, blue blooded tone) forms of music, just as much as I always have. Mike Roe’s Orbis, Fun With Sound and DayDream are phenomenal and I have been listening to the first three albums by Little Feat almost non-stop for a month.
I first saw Little Feat around 1970 as the opening act to a “new” blues band from Boston, J Geils Band and headliner Johnny Winter And, featuring Rick Derringer. An old friend’s date stood him up, so he called me up at the last minute… 15 rows back, center at the Santa Monica Civic. That’s one of those shows I remember vividly to this day.
Anyways, I’d heard and seen guys play a bottleneck before, but nothing like Lowell George! Oh, my… Apolitical Blues!