Jeanne and I had Christine Lavin to ourselves for about an hour. She sang a song about Tom Cruise giving her the willies, another about the study that came out last week proving NYC is the friendliest place in the world, another that rattled off bunch of recipies, etc., and talked up a storm. A very funny storm. I dueted with her on a stinky-fine version of "Sensitive New Age Guy".
She emailed Janis Ian while we were chatting and we were waiting for her to check in, but no such luck. Janis was no doubt seeing to some important folk icon business.
But many thanks to Ms. Lavin, and I promise I'll never address you as "Patty Larkin" ever again.
Christine Lavin interview and performance
Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
Street Drum Corps, Flaco
Johnny Rivers, Summer Rain
Beethoven's Dream Group, Tobacco Road (Batavia, NY band 1967)
Len Price 3, Christian in the Desert
Patsy Cline, Walking After Midnight
Sweet Dreams (of You)
The Shoes, Tomorrow Night
Juliana Hatfield, My Sister
The Detroit Cobras, I Wanna Holler (But the Town's Too Small)
The Kennedys, Wall of Death (R. Thompson cover)
Blondie, Fan Mail
Stumo Yomashta's Go, Space Requiem