Containing Multitudes Since 2004
Posted on the occasion of the reissue of his 1979 classic Labour of Lust.
Johnny Cash's son-in-law. It doesn't get any cooler than that.
Cruel to be Kind is still one of my favorite songs to sing and play. I just can't believe it has been so long. He looks like someone's grandpa now.
And have you seen pictures of Carlene Carter from back then? Jesus indeed. He's looking a little like the Methuselah of Cool in this shot.
Also to be filed under Heroes Of The Empire.
Saw him open for Elvis C when "Cruel to be Kind" was high on the charts. He was so cool he didn't bother to play it...
He's certainly older, but no less cooler. Check out Dig My Mood for further confirmation.Sadly, Carlene's been through some rough times, and looks it, but she's still making some fine music. Now I want to own that CD that combines Blue Nun and Musical Shapes, but it's sadly out of print, and selling for a pretty penny these days. Grrr...
I had the great pleasure of once working with Nick and got to listen to him re-work some lyrics aloud. He was witty, gracious and well.....cool.
I saw him live in SF with His Cowboy Outfit in the 80s. Best. Shows. EVER!
I love Nick Lowe, but it's hard to be Jesus of Cool in a cardigan sweater and Sansabelt slacks (yes, I said "slacks"). I'm not even gonna bring up the Hush Puppies.
And yet he does it! Mind you, I'm an old-school, pre-Cobain cardigan lover.
Sorry,so late.i like nick lowe,no question.wen daryl hall sings:"we met on the dancfloor in the old highschool gym.....,it makes me naerly cry,weil ich seinerzeit einen besonderen schuljungen kannte,der das so nicht erleben durfte.all best marietta.
my all time songwriting hero - he really has gotten better with age unlike almost any other rock n roll figure i would say. The Convincer is my album of the noughties.
"Pure Pop For Now People," as the album is known on this side of the pond, is one of my all-time favorites...but I only wish he had gotten his facts straight on poor Marie Prevost:http://community.livejournal.com/carole_and_co/102936.html
Same as Kulbreez I saw NL in SF (at the Warfield) but with Rockpile a few years earlier. Five encores and then the house lights came on but someone turned on Buddy Holly singing 'That'll Be The Day' - the place went crazy and they came out for two more encores...great GREAT show!
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