Saturday, October 31, 2015
How Would We Know The Light If There Were No Darkness?
It's Halloween and I have not yet eaten the entire bag of candy which I bought just in case we get a trick-or-treater this year.
I am listening to an interview with Keith Richards done by Kirsty Young with Desert Island Discs. You can listen to it here.
He brought recordings of songs that he'd want on a desert island for the interview and so far I've heard Etta James, Hank Williams, Aaron Neville, and someone else whose name I've already forgotten. Very nice way to spend forty-five minutes on a Saturday morning.
The interviewer just asked him why he decided to get married to Patti Hansen and he answered that he loved her and that he knew that if he wanted more babies, this was the woman. And that she has the warmest heart he's ever known.
Now he's playing the first movement of Valdi's Four Seasons.
Very good interview.
When asked about his bent and gnarly fingers he said that it's a sort of benign arthritis and that it does not hurt but it does make playing guitar...different.
And when asked if he thought that it was "seemly" for a seventy-something year old man to play rock-and-roll he answered that he'd never worried about being seemly.
Halloween is a good day for listening to, pondering on, Keith Richards. The man who has cheated death so many times, who wears a skull ring on his finger, hoops in his ears and black eyeliner, who can't seem to get through a sentence without chortling.
Light and dark, life and death. There's a thin curtain between these things. This time of year that curtain seems to become even thinner, less substantial, doesn't it?
Well, here it is noon and I need to get out in the garden.
May all your tricks be rewarded with treats.
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I love you but I cannot tolerate Keith Richards not for a hot second. I am terrified of arthritis. Happy Halloween!ReplyDelete
Rebecca- Well, I love you but cannot stomach Tom Cruise so there you are. Billy (one of my favorite people in the universe) and I disagree on almost everything we like or don't like and who we like and don't like. We laugh because it's funny and true and we adore each other anyway and none of that other stuff matters in the least.ReplyDelete
I thought about Tom Cruise as soon as I wrote that and I knew that you were thinking about how you could not stand him and what a boring world if we all agreed on everything! xoReplyDelete
ps. Eat some sugar baby
Rebecca- Already taking a break from gardening. This raking/hauling/mulching/hoeing is too much like damn work. I am sweating like a pig and all I want is water! Candy will come later. I promise.ReplyDelete
I don't know that the veil is thinner this time of year. perhaps it's just that we all focus on it.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for posting the interview, of course I LOVE him! And of course am reviled by Tom Cruise,I am sending this interview to many folks of like mind and appreciation, so thank you again! Lovely- a perpetual state of having a good time!ReplyDelete
Chortling is not a word that is easily applied but it sure is a perfect word for that happy dont-give-a-fuck sound Keith makes.ReplyDelete
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