Friday, March 27, 2015
Sing-a-long with First Aid Kit
"America" is from Simon and Garfunkle's album, BOOKENDS. Even though we listened to the same music in each others' apartments or funky row house co-op, everyone with a record player owned the same albums. My life was too transient for that, yet radio was what we thought radio would always be, nothing but our favorite music. Otis Redding, "Scarborough Fair," Dylan and more Dylan and the Doors. I think I've officially become part of a dwindling generation that knows its own ghost-filled past better than it knows the present. There is a place for us in those long-ago rooms. It is not nostalgia but another reality. First Aid Kit sings it as though they'd been there, too.