Thursday, October 06, 2016

Song of the Day: 'Marrakesh Express' by Crosby, Stills and Nash


Had a wonderful time in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow where we spent the day celebrating Damian's birthday. The trip finally threading the needle to our lifetime "Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great" obsessions -- Damian was curiously intrigued by her swim coach, I related to a girl who started her own newspaper -- as well as seeing where Ichabod Crane did his thing. (All those headless photos on Grindr had me curious where it all began.) In addition to being two utterly charming and historic cities -- we could have spent an entire day in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, where Andrew Carnegie and Washington Irving are buried -- we also wound up having the most incredible seafood at a place called Mint followed by a serendipitous concert by Graham Nash at the beautiful Music Hall of Tarrytown. Not only did the geriatric protest crowd all but erase the sting of Damian's turning 39, Graham was in outstanding form, giving the fans what they wanted with Crosby, Stills, Nash (& Young) classics like "Marrakesh Express,""Teach Your Children," "Chicago" and "Our House" --"Just a Song Before I Go" was the only obvious omission -- as well as some new songs that stood up nicely against his classics. 


What a lucky guy I am! 


  

Such a gorgeous theater ...



My older brothers (Bill and Terence) and I would play this album nonstop in our basement in Madison Heights by the crackling electric fireplace ...



2 comments:

SFRowGuy said...

I've seen enough real head-less bodies to last a lifetime ... helping out in my HS's library, they had a subscription to Highway Patrolman magazine. Only kind of 'filter' they had on the photos, most were in black and white.

Damian said...

He's a very lucky guy, too!

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