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Big Dummy?

This… is a Captain Beefheart song.

Weird, huh?

It’s hard to believe it’s the same guy who came up with…

Dear Doctor

Blue-tinted, and kinda country-sounding.

Are The Rolling Stones not the first band that pops to mind for you after that description?

Me neither.


Believe it or not, I have a process I follow for these #WaltzWednesdays posts. I am working from a number of lists I have found of rock & pop songs in triple metre. I vet it for bands that I like or that intrigue me somehow. U2 is one such band. Then I find a YouTube or Vimeo video of the song.

I pre-listen to the song if it’s unfamiliar to check on a few things. One, that it really IS in triple metre. I have found a few that were on my lists but on listening, clearly counted out to 2/2 or 4/4. I also need to spend some time thinking about the lyrics, and the message. It may tie into current events or issues I have been thinking about.

Not this time. Today I am breaking all my rules. This song by U2 was in my list, and it came up in the random selection of “next #WaltzWednesdays tune to blog.” And I decided to leave it to the fates. Is there any kind of important message here? No idea. If the song even really a waltz? Not a clue.

I will listen to this tomorrow. Meanwhile, enjoy the surprises (if any).

Catch the Wind

This was the apotheosis of the ’60s.  Flowers in your hair, a beaded curtain, the smell of thoroughly illegal pot smoke mixed with patchouli incense, and gently playing in the background…

Here he is again, about 16 years later. His voice is technically better, yet somehow, not better. It had a ragged quality in the ’60s that served him well. Losing that raggedness may have seemed the thing to do.

Oh, well. Crystal Gayle is marvelous, anyway.


This is interesting advice to offer people who might not have much meaningful choice in the matter.

I guess this is catching up on Waltz Wednesday after missing posting for the Rochester Security Summit and for the mad scramble of work-catch-up attending the Rochester Security Summit created.

We’re back on our normal schedule now, anyway.

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