Moving. Who Doesn't Love It?
We're now mixed in with the Power Boating and Yachting (oh raallly dahhhling) crew. Course they have an autographed photo of Burt Reynolds up on a wall, in black shorts and knobby knees, so hey, things ain’t all bad.
I of course, rushed in, hooked up my office system and began blasting Eddie Van Halen's guitar orgasm, "Eruption" (from the first VH album) at near maximum volume. Many a stunned boating group face drifted by my doorway with an "Oh Shit" look on their faces. One did however start groovin' and ventured, "Well, this is the place to be." Don’t laugh. It could have been worse than Van Halen in the A.M. I could have turned (returned) to doggie and splashed urine on the nearest cubicle to mark my territory. Instead I did it audibly. Aurally.
"Eruption," was followed by Los Lobos latest album The Town and The City.With the possible exception of their second album, How Will The Wolf Survive?, which was instantly comprehensible as a classic, LL is band whose albums I have to listen to over and over before I again hear the sound of one of the world's greatest bands. For some odd reason, (the continued dissolution of my feeble brain perhaps?) it seems to be taking me longer these days to get what Cesar, David, Louie and Conrad are up to and so I sorta missed this new album. Now, many months after its release, I'm full on loving it. The song "Little Things" is among the best things they've ever done. I’ve said it before and I'll say it again: David Hidalgo is an angel. The guy's voice is extraordinary and he can play anything well. ANYTHING. This record is very different than the band's last one, the Live At The Fillmore set, which showcased the side of the band that likes to turn up the guitars to deafening levels and let it fly. The version of the "The Neighborhood" on that set is like having a bulldozer in the room with you. Get out the way or you'll get run over.