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December 4, 2014 / thackersam

December 3 – Squeeze – Singles

SqueezeMy friend moved. Did I tell you that? My friend who inspired me to move to Manhattan. And now she’s not only out of the City, she’s gone to another state. Connecticut. So it’s not like I won’t see her, it just won’t be near as much, and without any spontaneity. I am enjoying the spontaneousness of being a Manhattanite. It’s a shame, but some people think they can skate through life being financially irresponsible, and then – Boom! It catches up with them.

I tell you this because it was she who gave me this CD. Long ago, before the exercise project was even a glimmer of light in the distance. I think she didn’t want it anymore and I never knew why. And know I understand less why someone wouldn’t want this greatest hits compilation. I don’t know much about the band, nothing really, but I recognize every song, and can sing along with most. They had their own distinct sound that was never monotonous. You know them from their paralleling, rather than harmonizing of tenor and bass voices like in “Take Me I’m Yours” as well as for their very Ian Druryish “Cool for Cats.” I caught the end of a recent televised concert some months ago, and they still sound good.

Either I’ve just been in a good mood lately or I’ve been listening to some really enjoyable tunes and getting in some mighty fine workouts. And you know, Benny Goodman is still on the turntable.

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