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The Family That Listens Together
We just got home from school, after a stop at the store. Skylar immediately sat down at her computer, now freshly appointed with the larger flat-panel monitor that had been sitting unused for too long. I went to pick out a CD, something that would sustain me in my imminent floor scrubbing, and picked one of my all-time favorite "comfort" albums, The Byrds' Never Before, a collection of the band's rarities. I walked into the kitchen to put her salmon under the broiler and she turned to me and said, "Thanks for putting this on for me, dad." At first, I didn't register what she meant, since I'd been absorbed in the tasks at hand. But then I realized that, because "Mr. Tambourine Man" was playing, she had assumed that I'd selected it on her behalf. And that makes me very, very happy.

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xxxpunkxgrrlxxx From: xxxpunkxgrrlxxx Date: March 15th, 2007 02:13 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
"Mr. Tambourine Man" was playing,

oh, i love that song.
dlowestanimal From: dlowestanimal Date: March 15th, 2007 02:44 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Homage to the Dylan coverers!

oh, i love that song.

Me too! I much prefer the Byrds' remake to Dylan's original. Of course, that's also true of Hendrix with "Watchtower", Manfred Mann with "Quinn the Eskimo", and Van Morrison's version of "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue", which I think the Byrds also covered, not to mention Courtney Love. And let's not forget Mike Ness on "Don't Think Twice", the Turtles playing "It Ain't Me Babe", GnR's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door", or anything done by Peter, Paul & Mary.

Dylan certainly wrote great songs for others to reinterpret. Skylar has excellent taste!
From: pants007 Date: March 15th, 2007 09:32 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Well, I hope she doesn't read this and find out that you're a selfish megalomaniac who cares more about music for his "floor scrubbing" than he does his own daughter!!!

Love the new picture by the way.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 16th, 2007 02:59 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I've become so self-absorbed I'm thinking of putting some Bounty on my own head. Glad you like the picture. It's my mid-level British hood look.
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