Otherwise you got nothing to talk about in the locker room

The only reason I have any Cat Stevens music is because of Harold and Maude. The 1971 movie is one of my all time favorites and it features music by Cat. I immediately began scouring the interweb and record stores for the soundtrack. Turns out, there isn't one.

Cat Stevens Classics is pretty close, though. If you combine it with 1970's Tea for the Tillerman, which includes "Wild World", you have about everything you need. Oh sure, there's some crap on here. The synthesizers alone on "(Remember the Days of the) Old Schoolyard" could make it the worst song ever recorded. I'm also not a big fan of "18th Avenue" but that's what CDs are for. I just skip those tracks.

I don't listen to Cat Stevens as much as I did in college. His hippiness just seemed to fit better in those days. However, I am tempted now to go buy Harold and Maude on DVD and relive the college days when the movie made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.


If you read The Onion (and I know you do) pop over to the AV Club and check out their interview with Billy Bragg. He makes some interesting points about terrorism, politics and pop music. I'll share my favorite quote with you:

That really pains me, because life isn't all about love; it's not all about politics, either. It's a beautiful mixture of events that absolutely baffle you, and you think, "Why can't I do something about that?", whether those events are in your bedroom, or out there in the wide world.

True, Billy. How true.

1 comment:

Shawn said...

Isn't Cat Stevens one of them there Al Queda guys? You shouldn't be hanging out with that sort Eileen...