Sunday, July 17, 2005

Song of the Week: Crossing Newbury Street

This song has been going through my head all week, it keeps coming up on shuffle in my ipod, and I love it, so I thought it had better be the song of the week. It's by Roddy Frame, whom some of you will remember from his band Aztec Camera a loooooong time ago. My gurlfriends and I all thought he was so cute in his little fringe jacket, especially how he couldn't say his "R" words very well. We called him "Woddy Fwame". Well, I loved him back then, and then I forgot about him. A few years ago Chris (my better half) sought him out---because he never gave up on Roddy---and he found this newer CD called "Surf". It is beautiful, from start to finish. Perfect little songs and it's just Roddy singing and accompanying himself on guitar. You may remember, Roddy is no slouch when it comes to guitar. It's an especially good record to listen to in the Fall. BUT I DIGRESS...this song is simply about looking back over your life with a sad but sweet nostalgia. Oh, but it tugs my heart strings! I know some will disagree, but I think it rivals the Beatles "In My Life" as a song about wistfully looking back. I hope you like it, too!

Link to Crossing Newbury Street

PS-It seems Roddy can say his R words now.

1 comment:

ninamal said...

Sister...have I mentioned to you how much this album change my life?! ALl these years and you've never steered me wrong (we're no counting that little Freedy Johnson moment, of course...)

Roddy is Goddy!!!!