Tuesday, December 17, 2013
A New Christmas CD Brings Out a Flood of Teenage Memories
If you are British and of a certain age with a certain taste in music, then you likely had a Nick Lowe LP or two.
I'm not really a Brit, OK half my DNA and my birth certificate are British but I've been west of the pond for 46 years. However, I grew up in Halifax NS, a city that has always had ties with the UK and in the late 70s I was able to go to England quite often to get to know my dad.
So many memories wrapped up in this. I first woke up to new music that wasn't on the radio in 1978 and Nick Lowe was on my playlist a lot. The song was heavy on the family bonfire sing-a-long playlist. His new Christmas album is "Quality Street", a brand of chocolates that was always present at family gatherings. And Letterman's morning show had a direct impact on my attendance in first year English class…
Nick Lowe on Letterman