Dreaming of Something with Leissl

Two of my favorite muscial artists are Emmylou Harris and Counting Crows. Absolutely wonderful!

One Saturday night, in South Florida, before satellite radio in Fort Doberdale, I was scrolling the dial and caught the local country western station. They said it was the listener request night, so I called in to ask for an Emmylou Harris song. Didn’t matter which, just any. The DJ told me they did not play any Emmylou Harris. I asked if they were country/western or not? Yes, but we do not play Emmylou. Why not? Because we just don’t.

Can you imagine? That’s South Florida for you. I’d worked at two c/w radio stations in So. Calif back when music and the radios that played it were purer of heart and listener popularity – not $$$$ for playtime. One station was AM (KCKC) and one was FM (KNTF). Both played Emmylou and all the solid c/w artists. Emmylou was around singing c/w long before the punk DJ on the South Florida station was listening, and yet…eeegads!

To this day, I am dumbfounded with a c/w station that put such a policy into effect. I do not even know the station because I refused to listen to it after that. I’d rather hear the sound of silence, which is a beautiful sound in and of itself.

Well, back to my revelation. This afternoon, I noted that both Emmylou and Counting Crows recorded songs about Michelangelo. Harris recorded “Michelangelo” and Crows, did “When I Dream of Michelangelo.” Imagine that, will you? How often does anyone think of the man? But he lives through their music. He’s got some heavy duty psychic vibes, Michelangelo does.


About Helen

I’m a Southern California living in South Florida. I’ve been here for 10 years as of October 1, 2007. No matter where I live, I’m a dog lover, and my breed is the Dobermann Pinscher of the Working Group. I am also fond of the Australian Shepherd of the Herding Group. My life revolves around my dogs, which is something those family members of mine don’t understand. So I’m an island in that respect, but have built friendships with those who are doggie lovers and respect the canine as much as I do. Some do rescue, some train in, compete in, and judge AKC trials. The common thread is our dogs are family.

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