Regular reader and commenter and loverly person Harriett Gillham put this in the comments after Summertime Music:
Wing window wake? Nice alliteration. Perfect imagery. and Sly and the Family Stone? make me smile, every time. Do you know of Mother's Finest? The band? They could be local down here in the South. You just know so much about music that I thought I would ask. I loved them.Well, what's not to love? Mother's Finest!
Well, I used to be a DJ on a college radio station back in the day, even though I didn't attend the college, (what's the statute of limitations on these things, anyway?) and I remember Another Mother Further, vaguely. I liked their cover of Mickey's Monkey. I'm fairly certain the broadcast strength of that station required the listener to be close enough to the transmitter to hit it with a snowball to pick up its emanations, and I'm almost sure you had to open the window, too, so I doubt Mother's Finest owes me a thank you note and a small remuneration for introducing Framingham, Mass. to their awesomeness.
It's crappy to say kids these days, and all that other nursing home remembrance, but the radio sure could use a dose of plain fun right now. People like Lady Gaga all take themselves seriously. That's pop entertainment death as far as I'm concerned. It's supposed to be trivial, and so, fun. If I want serious, everyone's going to be wearing a tux or an evening dress and sawing away at something hollow and wooden, thanks.
And it wouldn't kill you to go read about Harriet's desk, would it?