Have been thinking about this for a few days as a potential post and how best to frame it. The idea came too me when I thought of artists that have endured in my record collection, those I no longer listen to and those who showed promise and then burnt out. So, if artists were relationships:-
Deep Purple – A fantastic one night stand when I saw them in 1971 – strobe lights, smashed guitars, thunderous jamming between Jon Lord’s keyboards and Blackmore’s fluid guitar solos. I tried many times to re-live that night of passion. There were some moments that were memorable but nothing compared to that one night.
Nancy Griffith – My first wife. Loved for a long time, this faded gradually over time.Still occasionally think back with fondness but largely forgotten.
Elvis Costello – My most enduring relationship. A long marriage, mostly happy but sometimes gets on my nerves and I find myself needing some solitude away from the nagging.
Father John Misty – there was an attraction or so I thought. Didn’t really get past first base -in hindsight what was I thinking?
Paul Simon – my bit on the side when Elvis Costello gets on my nerves. Has it all – why did I choose Costello over Simon?
Edgar Broughton Band – that flirty piece that gave you the come on at school. Its more than 40 years ago but still think longingly of what might have been.
Kraftwerk – that foreign exotic maiden you meet on holiday. Instantly attracted – you have a great time and the moment stays with you for a long time.