Friday, March 17, 2023

Could 'Daisy Jones' Be My 'Silver Spring(s)’?

Noticed this billboard on the way home from work yesterday -- is anyone recommending "Daisy Jones & the Six"? 
It’s no secret that author Taylor Jenkins Reid was inspired by Fleetwood Mac when writing “Daisy Jones & The Six,” a fictional oral history of a ‘70s rock band not unlike the actual Fleetwood Mac. The acclaimed writer has often cited the relationship between Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham as a starting point for what she wrote in the best-selling book -- particularly Fleetwood Mac’s 1997 reunion concert, “The Dance,” which she had watched as a teenager. 

“Years later, once I understood the full story of Fleetwood Mac, I came across ‘The Dance’ again, this time on YouTube. I watched it in its entirety. I saw that later on in the show, Stevie sung ‘Silver Springs,’ like a woman scorned, holding that microphone like a weapon, drilling holes into Lindsey’s head with her eyes as she sang that her voice would haunt him,” she wrote in 2019. “I was savvier then, I understood that sometimes looking like you’re in love or in hate are things you ramp up a bit to make a good show. I also understood then what I could never have conceived of in 1997: Love makes no goddamn sense.” 
The actual drama between Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham has played out in real time throughout my life, so I'm wondering if I could even get into a fictionalized version of it. Let me know if you’re a fan.

Meanwhile, listen to Daisy Jones & the Six's ode to Buckingham-Nicks -- called "Regret Me" -- HERE. That has to be star Riley Keough singing, because she sounds exactly like mom Lisa Marie Presley. 


Ironic that this wonderful song was inspired by a childhood pet peeve of mine. In high school my mom moved to Maryland, where she would later meet and marry my father. As such, the Washington area became a place we'd visit when I was a boy. (All three Walsh brothers would eventually move there, too.) Mom's school, the Academy of the Holy Names, was in the city of Silver Spring, which Stevie later said she saw on a highway sign while on the road touring -- only she remembered it incorrectly as Silver Springs, the mis-spelling/pronunciation of which has driven my copy-editing family crazy for decades! 

P.S. Am I the only one who thinks the lyric would have sounded way better with the correct name: You could be my Silver Spring? 

Bill and Molly, May 25, 1959, St. Camillus Church, Silver Spring, Md.


bsquared2 said...

I really am enjoying the show...give it a watch

Alan said...

No idea about the show, but as a native DC/Wheaton guy, the extra 's' also makes me crazy. It's not Florida (where, apparently, there are springs). Had she seen the acorn pavilion at the "spring" she might have been less impressed. 🙂

Blobby said...

I'm not sure Nicks could have milked an ultimately unsuccessful 6 year relationship more than she has over 45 more. It's a great origin story, but at some point, JFC, I get it plays well for the audience, but it ended up becoming so petty, mostly on her part. It's always annoyed me in interviews when she calls Fleetwood Mac, "my band".