Lady Hem is a LOT more excited about this than I am. I'm going for the 'irony factor.' Read: will enjoy it despite myself. She will LOVE it. She has the album and has been playing it to death the last month or so. If nothing else, I should recognise most of the songs.
But with this whole talk of Xanadu, it got me thinking about things that we're missing in the '00's. Is it '00's now that we're into '11? I'm not sure; someone will correct me. What we're missing in the '00's, the one thing that you can just NEVER get enough of, is this:
Well, not John Farrar per se but, songwriters with beards. And that shiny mane, I mean, nothing screams classic songwriter than a shiny mane of hair and a beard, does it? It's that whole 'I'm just doing this until my CPA qualifications come through,' look. And who doesn't love THAT in their songwriters?
I certainly do. These days, beards are all about ruggedness and unkemptness; you have to look like a pirate if you grow a beard in this day and age. But just gaze on that picture of John Farrar; now THERE'S a beard to be proud of. THERE'S a shiny mane you could groom yourself in. There is a man, who knows what a classic song is supposed to sound like.