Tuesday, July 21, 2009
'Time may heal all wounds, but time will steal you blind..'
It was a lousy day in the city today, constant rain and oppressive humidity. And it was gloomy. We just never saw the sun at all.
Since Jackson Browne was due to appear at the Prospect Bark Bandshell tonight. I thought I'd go play at Grand Army Plaza, the station at the main entrance to the park, and try to catch some potential concertgoers about an hour before the show was set to start. Problem was, that was also rush hour, so there were lots of trains coming through, and folks were generally in a hurry, which wasn't conducive to generosity, let alone people's soggy demeanour.
Anyway, I played for about an hour, thought I'd pitched the set just right for anyone who might have been going to the show, but wound up with nothing in the case.
Tender Is The Night - Jackson Browne
Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
Barricades Of Heaven - Jackson Browne
People Get Ready - Curtis Mayfield
Tumblin' Dice - Rolling Stones
In The Shape Of A Heart - Jackson Browne
When Johnny Strikes Up The Band - Warren Zevon
Lawyers Guns And Money - Warren Zevon
The Boys Of Summer - Don Henley
Peace Love And Understanding - Elvis Costello
Rosalita - Bruce Springsteen
Today, Jackson Browne announced that he'd settled with the Republican Party over disputed use of 'Running On Empty' in ads by the John McCain campaign during last year's election.
According to Billboard.com, the Republican National Committee "issued a statement apologizing to Browne following the settlement, adding that McCain had absolutely no hand in the litigious ad".
If you're interested, here's a commentary I did for Forbes last April about campaign songs.