Sunday, October 5, 2008

I Got Stoned and Missed It

The more I learn about Shel Silverstein, the more fascinated I become. This CD is a collection of 23 songs that Shel wrote for Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show between 1971 and 1979. I had no idea that Shel had written Cover of the 'Rolling Stone'! What was really interesting was to compare Shel's version of Freakers' Ball to Dr. Hook's... The Dr. Hook version is so much more interesting and fun... it is a song that just came so naturally to them.

I find myself idolizing Shel in so many ways -- not just in everything he managed to do, but in the way he managed to stay behind the scenes, and just do the things he wanted, the way he wanted to do them.

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