Aretha and Stevie:
I first heard Kenny Rankin play this when I was in high school and just loved it:
Part of the fun yesterday was watching the hordes of little kids at the music fest. Some of them got up on the stage and gyrated to the music; others climbed onto the speaker and just stood there, watching. Cartwheels, hill rolling, dancing, skipping (I loved skipping when I was a kid). So much fun!
Summer falls to the sidewalk like string and brown paper…
Joni Mitchell at the Cafe Au Go Go, 1967:
This is a really, really long piece over at Naked Capitalism, and it’s just chock full of gold nuggets. Read, discuss! (Oh, and don’t skip the comments.)