Friday, March 16, 2007

21. Two cats in the yard

During my stay in London the winter of 1978 -'79, I was introduced to a bunch of new music. After Kate Bush, my favorite song was probably "Our House" by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. I don't even know if I heard it on a radio or stereo, but I do remember Tim and George singing it.

Once I returned to the states I learned it was by CSN&Y when I called up a local radio station to ask that it be played. They didn't play it, but I learned the name of the band, and bought myself the album.

I still stop dead in my tracks and get warm all over whenever I hear it played on the radio or over a speaker at a store. When I hear it at home I smile and have a sudden urge to let our two indoor cats into the backyard, throw some flowers in a vase and light a fire in the fireplace. (I don't really let the cats out)

Once Cindy and I got into a pretend argument because we wanted to claim that song the song of our present lives.

Here's a YouTube video of the song. (edited because the original video is gone)

Edited to add this interview by Graham Nash explaining the song. (thanks Del!) I love it when something I love is explained. It makes it so much better. Usually. I love a good steak, but don't want to know that much about it.


Deloney said...

Graham Nash's song for Joni Mitchell.

-know-it-all Del

Cedarwaxwing said...

How cool is that! I didn't know that. I like Joni Mitchell.

Indigo Bunting said...

Hey! This song was on my list!

That house must have been built about the time of mine. It is much much bigger and much much fancier. But there are a few similarities...

Cedar Waxwing said...

Hey! Can't wait to hear what you have to say about that song.

I'm officially envious of your house, Indigo. Expect me for a visit any day now.

Indigo Bunting said...

You'll be disappointed. I just know it.

I need to look at the video again, but I thought, hey, that looks like a coal-burning fireplace too! How come they can have a real fire in it and I can't?