You’re So Vain

One of American singer, songwriter and children’s author Carly Simon’s most popular hits is “You’re So Vain,” which she wrote in 1971 and recorded the following year. Over the years, part of the song’s allure has been the mystery surrounding who exactly she’s saying is so vain. There has been much speculation, guessing and proddingContinue reading “You’re So Vain”

Anticipation

So, it’s another day of waiting for results in the federal election south of the Canada/USA border. There are a few songs that could be fillers in this time of waiting. Today, it’s Carly Simon’s “Anticipation.” In the video I chose from Simon’s YouTube channel, she and friends perform the song live on the cruiseContinue reading “Anticipation”

Speed of the Sound of Loneliness

One night around 20 years ago, after I came home late from work, my sweety greeted me, saying, “Come here… you’d GOT to hear this song!” She’d videotaped a musical performance on a late-night TV talk show and it would the first time I would ever hear Nanci Griffith. The memory is a bit foggy,Continue reading “Speed of the Sound of Loneliness”

Touched by the Sun

The haul of CDs I scored from Columbia House (please see my February 4, 2020 post on “Jimmy Mo Mhíle Stór”), many ye ars ago, included Carly Simon’s Letters Never Sent. I remember Simon’s early hit, “Anticipation”(1971), which was used by Heinz for a commercial demonstrating how slowly their ketchup poured because it was soContinue reading “Touched by the Sun”