Archive for May 4th, 2011

I don’t think you get to good writing unless you expose yourself and your feelings. Deep songs don’t come from the surface; they come from the deep down. The poetry and the songs that you are supposed to write, I believe are in your heart.   ~ Judy Collins

Music has always meant so much to me.  When I was pregnant with Jonah, I put headphones on my belly and played Mozart and Paul Simon and the The Beatles (I hadn’t discovered Guster yet) and all kinds of music, playing to him, speaking to him.  As soon as he was born I played music to him every day, and to put him to sleep at night.  He still cannot speak in anything but short phrases but he can sing entire songs.

Here he is, age 7, singing a Guster song called “Keep it Together.”

Now he demands Guster’s new album (Watch video #6!!!) when we’re in the car, requesting it by asking for Cranberry Guster, as I’ve said before.  I wonder why it’s Cranberry Guster to him.  My boy is such a wonder.

I have lots more to say, but only a moment more to type.  Guster is coming to town tonight and of course I am going – I’m so excited I wrote them an e-mail and also tweeted to them, inviting them to lunch. 

Boy, am I a geek or what?!  (rhetorical question)

Guster’s songs have ‘kept me together,’ and for that I am more thankful than they will ever know. 

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