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March 19, 2015 / thackersam

March 19 – The Best of Roxy Music

RoxyMusicI was going to do the dishes before exercising tonight, so not thinking that the ex’s Roxy Music CD would offer the energetic workout I need these days, I put it on, pressed play and stepped into the kitchen and stepped right out again as soon as Bryan Ferry started singing “Avalon.” I could not keep from moving, cause you know, that Bryan Ferry, he can make a woman – sway. In a heartbeat. Some men too I’ll bet. Then “More Than This” followed. It was just a little over a year ago when we were in the final quarter of the A to Z album project of The Walrus Was Paul, covering my Roxy Music record, and I wrote about the first time I heard that song. In a department store, a long time ago, it was the music being piped in and as soon as I heard it I thought it was one of the most beautiful sounds that had ever entered my ears. I asked a perfect stranger what song it was and who was singing it, and not knowing himself, he helped me identify words which would lead to a most pleasurable discovery, the song and the sultry voice of Bryan Ferry. Smooth and cool without even trying. His voice just trickles down like fingers on the back of your neck that spread along your back and… good thing I’m going for a massage on Saturday. Anyway, the beauty of the ending of the song, the repetitious instrumental, is that you can still hear Ferry’s voice long after he has stopped singing.

Oh – Ferry’s version of John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy.” Damn. Those dishes’ll never get done.

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