Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
I've been listening to music passionately these days. Leonard…
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I've been listening to music passionately these days. Leonard played me a bunch of his stuff this weekend, oldies and new-to-me tunes. He has an outstanding new piece that he hasn't recorded -- "What's Your 20?" -- and it's my favorite ever. And I got into a heady argument with him over the ending of "Sally O'Sally" -- the first time in a long time that I've so loudly and at such length stated my views on a piece of music, perhaps the first time since I understood "Hook" by Blues Traveler.
And he played the Foo Fighters' "Big Me" a few times for me, so now it's stuck in my head, along with a medley of labor tunes and his music -- so clever, so much like him -- and "My Ocean Lies Over the Ocean."
I should go clean the floor now.