Had a lovely time on Saturday with Dustbury's Charles G. Hill when he came through town during his World Tour '05. I even found some 45s to play him that he'd never heard—including wonderful non-LP sides by the Cowsills ("You in My Mind") and Every Mother's Son ("No One Knows").
Pure pop records are like an esoteric foreign language. It's always a pleasure to be with a fellow speaker—especially one who has a refreshing perspective on life that includes but goes beyond great tunes.
Another post or three to come later today.