Ruby Red Dress

One thing I miss about the 70s is the songs that were little character sketches, like this one.  I’m not sure why they fell out of fashion, but you just don’t hear these anymore.

Full lyrics HERE.

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Changes

Wow.  He evokes the best of Otis Redding, James Brown, and Joe Cocker.

You wish you could just reach through the screen and give him a hug.  The official video is  equally heartbreaking:  YouTube Link

Miracles

Be advised the language is rather coarse on this one:

I would feel very out of place at an ICP concert. Their fans, the Juggalos, tend to be brash and loud, and that’s just not me.

But in a quieter setting we’d get along fine.

Lines like “F-ing magnets, how do they work?” give them a bad rap. The joke almost writes itself on that one- but it’s an uneasy joke, because the truth is on a pop test most people would flunk that question.

I think if you look under the makeup, behind the profanity, you find people trying to create a community, a family, with a visible undercurrent of spirituality.

That’s common ground.

Full lyrics HERE.

India

“India,” from Joe Walsh’s most recent album Analog Man.

If you isolated the guitar you could easily recognize his distinctive style, but the background gives it a much different feel than his other songs.