Come On, Aileen

The first storm of the season, named Aileen, is due to hit tonight. For perspective, Aileen is no Irma, but still. I’ve taken down the hanging baskets and an outside lantern which is as much as I can do with no hatches to batten down.

The afternoon I spent working on a second poetry collection I’m trying to put together, while listening to a group from my favourite music period.

I have a friend who loves the eighties, and would instantly recognise the nod given by the title of this post. My own go-to listening preference stretches from the mid-sixties to early seventies. The Beatles; The Doors; The Kinks; The Rolling Stones; Tim Buckley; Cream; Cohen; Β Dylan, I love all of these and more.

Being born in 1971 means that in my youth I’ve never been in vogue, musically. And don’t even mention my dress sense!

Listening to music helps when I’m writing. The group I was listening to today was Jefferson Airplane. Why do I like these?

Go and ask Alice. When she’s ten feet tall.

17 thoughts on “Come On, Aileen

    • I’m not overly familiar with them, though I aim to remedy that because what I do know I like. The track posted by Laura is a great one, and everybody knows Stairway To Heaven! I’m a big fan of Jeff Buckley, as he was of Zeppelin.

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    • I couldn’t play this but I sought it out over on YouTube, what a great jam it is! Thanks for posting. I do love Dylan’s The Levee’s Gonna Break, and similar blues ones going further up the musical tree. As I replied to Linda, I aim to explore further.

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      • Funny, i wonder if it’s another of those ‘server’ issues…chrome vs firefox etc.
        Actually, didn’t mean to place the vid itself on your comment page, it just ‘happened’ when I pasted the url…
        My juices are going on first hand suggestions to aid in your explorations (being that you’re basically my baby-cousins gen!)
        TMI, right?

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  1. You have a way with words! How bad was the storm? Here the weather is finally starting to cool down, turning in to just about perfect with around 85 degrees (just below 30 C.) Happy Early weekend!

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    • Ours was a bit of a damp squib, as we Brits say. The wind wasn’t as bad as predicted-at least not in these parts, and what we did get was in the middle of the night. Enjoy your weekend-try not to get burned!

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