"Every Scratch, Every Click, Every Heartbeat": The reference is to Elvis Costello's song "45" which, to oversimplify matters, conflates music and life. All the same, "Bass and treble heal every hurt" and though this series doesn't feature the dreaded soundtrack to my life, it might be said that each entry spotlights "a song to sing to do the measuring."
Three-and-a-half minutes of eight-miles high life that still packs a wallop of hard-driven delirium after 25 years.
Budding ventriloquist from Barstow makes good. But “you gotta watch the ones who always keep their hands clean - It's the big heat...”
"Look over there! A dry ice factory! A good place to get some thinking done..."
What really clinched the deal for Beatles’ fandom was my instantaneously rapturous reaction to the giddy pop thrill of “Please Please Me.”
A balanced sense of melancholy and inspiration is imparted to Bruce Springsteen’s recent Brian Wilson-inspired tracks.
It’ll take you by surprise, first with Van, sans band, before the full-swingin’ kickapoo joy juice hits ya: “Jackie Wilson said / It was ‘reet-petite’…”