Friday, September 14, 2007

Fire and rain and Phil Collins

Sitting around the dinner table, conversations turned - as they so often do - toward music. Or rather the mythology of music, where do songs come from ... and not meaning the eather of inspiration, but rather the story "Behind the Music."

This conversation was of course sparked by "Fire and Rain" the depression-and-drugs tale by James Taylor and quickly turned to "In the Air Tonight," and "American Pie."

but I just typed in the greatest site in the world Song Fact - - ending any and all debate. It's got all the stories, legends and truths about every favorite song.

Who knew "Every Rose has it's Thorns" was written about a stripper. And I finally figure out what the Van Morrison line ..."stoned me just like Jelly Roll" means in "It stoned me."