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10 October 2010 @ 01:39 pm
I love it when I surprise mom  
I started playing the Gordon Lightfoot song, If You Could Read My Mind, and she sort of jerked her head up and said "Where did you get that?" I told her I couldn't remember but that I really loved his voice. Turns out that she's loved his music since she was a teenager but hadn't heard him in years. I played a second song I'd found just the other day (I'll Tag Along).

I made sure to send them to her email so she could have them on her computer once I fix the hard drive and dvd drive.

Despite our little arguments we've had over the last few days, it was nice to put a smile on her face.

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a rhetoric of preservationiststesserae_ on October 10th, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
The radio was playing James Taylor the other day, and I all-of-a-sudden realized what a desperately sad song Fire and Rain is... that one line, "I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end/" is just so pignant, and there's such a depth of story there it broke my heart. Not all of his work aches quite so much, though, and I bet if your mom has fond memories of Gordon Lightfoot she probably has a soft spot for Taylor as well.
Kaz: HappyTogether (John/Aeryn)kazbaby on October 10th, 2010 09:10 pm (UTC)
Not positive but I think she does like James Taylor. If he's the one that did the song for an episode of Family Ties back in the Eighties.

And you're right about that song and that particular line. It's weird but I love lines like that because they're able to make you associate so easily and make you think.
Lee Edward McIlmoylelee_in_limbo on October 10th, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
I grew up on Gordon Lightfoot, but there are really only a few songs of his that I genuinely like. But those that I do are genuinely lovely songs. If You Could Read My Mind is one of them.
ninja007ninja007 on October 11th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
I love doing that, too.

Nice, Kaz!