Saturday, May 23, 2015

Some music from the Letterman years

Bringing us music beyond the ordinary was one of David Letterman's great gifts.  On his show I first heard Tom Russell and "Tonight We Ride," which became a sort of theme song for my late cousin Sheri and me, mentioning as it does Black Jack Pershing and Pancho Villa, a cavalry campaign in which our grandfather took part.  Plus, what girl can resist an accordion?

Over many years, so many musical highlights, farewells and debuts.

Because sometimes what we lose remains lost, I don't expect to find again the sort of vision that collected these musicians.  I will miss that, but more I miss Sheri and our grandpa.


Elizabeth said...

Great collection of music! I especially love the First Aid Kit --

Marylinn Kelly said...

Elizabeth - So do I. I thought of you when I found it. There were so, so many others, a great Van Morrison that had embedding disabled. I could have been at YouTube for weeks. xo