Saturday, December 06, 2008
Rekonnekting with the Kinks
Last summer, my sister bought tickets for the two of us to go see Ray Davies in concert in Seattle.
Little did she know what this outing would bring about: the return of my obsession with Ray Davies and the Kinks -- a passion that has rather sadly been on standby while I have pursued being a mom, holding down a career, and basically living a grown-up's life.
It's not that music has been absent over the past years: we have plenty of CDs, and I have listened to a lot of my favorite musicians since I've lived in France. I've also gotten more into jazz, standards and French popular music.
And of course, I do own a nearly komplete kollection of the Kinks' albums: all on vinyl, sitting forlornly in my parents' basement.
Perhaps as part of my post-Obama euphoria (I'm part of Barack's generation, so I feel young again!) I have decided it is time to get the Kinks back into my listening habits. So I recently Amazon one-clicked my first Kinks CD order:
Something Else by the Kinks
Arthur or the decline and fall of the British empire
Lola vs. Powerman and the Money-go-round
Workingman's Café (a Ray Davies solo album)
And be warned -- I plan to bore you with the details of my rediskovery.