Saturday

Totally Vegging Out to Elecric Light Orchestra


After a truly full and exhausting day today (see post earlier), I am so full I could bust, and I am sitting here in my red chair--skivvies and t-shirt-- listening to ELO's Out Of The Blue. What a full and rich sound, long before digital enhancement. This LP--and that is how I originally owned it, on a giant, pull-open album jacket with photos inside and out--is beautiful. A space opera. The last album before ELO imploded with plodding, drum-machined filler for the rest of their career. This is the magnum opus for ELO, a band too tame for hair metal retro radio stations, and too esoteric for retro pop stations. Throw a spindle on your copy.
Tomorrow, a 30 minute run along the south Fox River with iPod while Cath sleeps, then shower up, and we bike to Mike and Vic's riverside home for breakfast. Thank you!

2 comments:

White Ford Falcon said...

This is a most excellent album. In fact, I am fairly certain that it is MINE... or was at one point. I know, I know, posession is 9/10ths of the law, so I have no case. I can hear Judge Judy cackeling now.. "why'd you wait 30 years to bring your brother to my courtroom".

Seriously, a great album.

coolkayaker1 said...

Ah, we remember it differently, young Jedi.

:-)

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