Song for Mon. James Taylor - "Knocking 'round the Zoo" As with Fleetwood Mac (as I've described recently) it took me a long, long time to come to terms with liking James Taylor. And as with FM, it was pure prejudice: as a kid I associated him with stuff I found insipid, distasteful, uncool. To me, James Taylor was a bunch of hairy parents in a hot tub passing around a joint talking about their mortgages or whatever. None of this was based on listening to any songs, like so many of such prejudices. I had this album in my collection for years and years before ever listening to it, probably because it was an Apple record, which made it worth hanging on to unheard, evidently. Then I put it on the turntable sarcastically on a lazy Sunday and was completely blown away. And this is the track that did it: https://youtu.be/b6-jBLgCV5I Subsequently the LP seems to have disappeared. Or it has been misfiled. Or maybe the girl for whom I played it sarcastically that one Sunday confiscated it as break-up "alimony" (something that used to happen on occasion-- that's how I lost most of my Robyn Hitchcock and Black Sabbath records once upon a time.) So I guess I'm in the market again. #music #songs #minds
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