Backstabbers at Daryl’s House

Time for a musical interlude.

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The Queen of Soul has died at 76

When I think of Aretha Franklin, this is the decade that comes to mind:

It’s 1967, I’m 12 years old, and my mom has put the 45 on our tiny mono record player with the tone arm that automatically goes right back to the beginning when the song is over. And the one song plays on and on for hours.

I’ll quote Steely Dan here:

Hey, 19! That’s ‘Retha Franklin.
She don’t remember the Queen of Soul.
Hard times befallen the soul survivors.
She thinks I’m crazy, but I’m just growin’ old.

Space age love song

Just scanning videos this morning, and saw this and thought, “God, those guys are old.”

Because I remember the time I saw them in concert, and they looked like this:

But that was the ’80s.

Then I realized, I was older then than they were. Which means I’m older now than they are.

God, I’m old.

But at least I have my hair.