August 5th – Carly Simon – Cow Town

Carly Simon is often underrated as a songwriter.  Maybe it’s the occasional middle class angst or the dodgy albums of standards (although Torch is pretty cool).  Or maybe people can’t get past the smoked-glass voice and those gams.

But when it comes to stories set to music she’s up them with the best of them. Witness this bittersweet little tale on the subject of being careful what you wish for.  I love the turns of phrase:

On a carefree note he said, “Forget your coat

There’s a chill about every ten years”

The story seems all the sadder for being told with a wink and a smile.

Oh, and Dripping Springs is a real place – I checked.