Friday, December 04, 2020

A Day Late, But Not A Dollar Short!

The great singer/songwriter/guitarist Kimberly Rew turned 69 yesterday.

In honor of that milestone, please enjoy (belatedly) -- from the fabulous 2000 album Tunnel Into Summer -- Rew's gorgeous ode to the "Simple Pleasures."

I should add that a) no more melodically insinuating, emotionally touching, guitar-driven slice of power pop has been delivered to the public in this century.

And b) it is one of the great regrets of my adult life that I never got a chance to cover that song on stage with The Floor Models. Man -- playing that bass part would have been more fun than anybody should be allowed to have with their clothes on.

Have a great weekend, everybody!!!


Mark said...

Rew is one of my Gods, not only for his work with Robyn Hitchcock (another God), but also for his guitar work on Katrina and the Waves big album, where he wrote all but one of the songs, and in particular on Walking On Sunshine and Going Down to Liverpool, a song for which Rew deserves a lifetime achievement award.

Anonymous said...

I could hear The Floor Models covering "Simple Pleasures" quite nicely.

Captain Al