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Palomar Observatory

Monday, December 21, 2009

Glen Campbell- "These Days"



...please don't comfort me with my failures, I've not forgotten them...


A gorgeous song, amazingly written by Jackson Browne at a mere 16 years of age. A poignant look back. It has a special meaning when sung by someone with as much musical credibility as Glen Campbell, who went from heartthrob to ace session musician with the Wrecking Crew and Hal Blaine to bigtime television personality.  We tend to throw such people away in our culture when they approach their due date and it's a shame. The song takes on a unique perspective when sung by Glen and I honestly tear up when I hear it.  Interesting juxtaposition with the very young band. Pretty lush with a nice Korg keyboard to boot.