By now, you may have detected a narrative in the recent series of musical posts. What we have here, friends is a musical walk through the passage of one life. This unique memory of dates and times is likely like most, less than perfect-achronological. You may receive a post about Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks album after a post about Style Council as an example. I was introduced or discovered artists, not by Artist release date rather by ” right on time” synchronicity for my stage of life and development. Most of us are introduced to artists by family, friends, and synchronicity. Consider your most “purple prose” romantic breakups in early adolescence. What music did you accidentally, by coincidence or chance, discover that gave voice to your inner dialogue/torment? I was introduced to Lloyd Cole by my friend Liz. Liz lived above a restaurant/club on the main street in Ithaca, NY. By coincidence, I was reading Robertson Davies, “Deptford Trilogy” contemporaneously. “Jennifer, she said” was the first track Liz played. Lloyd’s voice had the sultry crooner effect of Billy Idol with something more. 

 

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It would be difficult to find a more apt artist soundtrack to accompany this brief moment in my life, a friendship in early bloom, the redolent prose of Robertson Davies, and Lloyd Cole’s sultry, slyly wise vocals. Music has a way of finding you at just the right moment. Think of the first time you heard Traffic, “John Barley Corn must die” then listen to the 1972 live concert with Steve’s solo acoustic version.

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Jennifer she said – Lloyd Cole and the Commotions

Jennifer, she said – Lloyd Cole and the Commotions

Music in this video

Song
Jennifer She Said (Album Version)
Artist
Lloyd Cole And The Commotions
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Lloyd Cole And The Commotions – Rattlesnakes

Song
Rattlesnakes
Artist
Lloyd Cole And The Commotions
Writers
Neil Clark, Lloyd Cole
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Interview: Lloyd Cole Posted on July 28, 2013 by Nicola Meighan

Lloyd Cole and the Commotions – (Live)

Live – At the Marquee, London

Music in this video

Song
Charlotte Street (Live At The Marquee (05/11/84))
Artist
Lloyd Cole And The Commotions
Writers
Lloyd Cole
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Song
Beautiful City (Live At The Marquee (05/11/84))
Artist
Lloyd Cole And The Commotions
Writers
Lloyd Cole
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Song
Forest Fire (Extended Version)
Artist
Lloyd Cole And The Commotions
Writers
Lloyd Cole
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 | This Day In Music The Marquee Club, Wardour St, London | This Day In Music
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Lloyd Cole – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

http://KEXP.ORG presents Lloyd Cole performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded February 3, 2015.

Songs:
2cv
Period Piece
Women’s Studies
Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken?
Perfect Skin

Host: Cheryl Waters
Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holopainen & Justin Wilmore
Editor: Jim Beckmann

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