My cousin from Carolina dropped in for a visit a couple of days ago. His truck’s transmission went all kerphloogy out near Worcester, MA (for non-New Englanders, that’s pronounced “wuss-ter”), so he’s staying with us until it’s fixed (good thing he wasn’t delivering a load of meat or produce or something).
Anyway, we’re right in the middle of having all sorts of fun getting our house ready for sale. Good timing…we can sure use the help. Since Ray couldn’t lug all of his clothes with him on the bus (from the truck repair shop to our house) he decided to get himself some cheapo work clothes at the Salvation Army.
While he was there, Ray just couldn’t resist checking out the stacks of used vinyl. One of the records he brought to the house was Pablo Cruise’s Worlds Away. Now’s there’s a group I hadn’t thought about in a while. The hit “Love Will Find A Way” was on the charts during my senior year in high school. I’d bet my entire record collection that I hated it back then…which is kind of silly since these guys share a lot of musical common area with groups like Steely Dan and maybe even Hall & Oates. No matter. It’s kinda fun to listen to now.
Ray’s truck has been fixed but he’s staying on a few more days to paint part of our house. I think he’s heading back to the Salvation Army for some cheapo work boots. Maybe some more interesting records will find their way home too.
(First posted on Mark Is Cranky)