Monday, January 26, 2009
Time in a Bottle
There is room in my world for all kinds of music, even ‘70s AM radio singer/songwriter stuff. I have a playlist I put together on iTunes with songs by Dave Loggins and Leo Sayer and 10cc and Rickie Lee Jones. But, to my ear, the three greatest songs to come out of that specific genre of that specific era are “Leader of the Band/Washington Post March” by Dan Fogelberg, “Cat’s in the Cradle” by Harry Chapin, and “Time in a Bottle” by Jim Croce. And if you’re of a certain age, that last song goes hand-in-hand with the Muppet Show. Sentimental, nostalgic, treacle-y, sugar-sweet awesomeness.