Back to pop.

To prepare for an upcoming house party gig, I’m having to learn songs that I ignored all through the ’70’s, when I was into Yes,  Genesis, Gentle Giant and Steely Dan; through the ’80’s when all I listened to was Canadian jazz, in particular the Boss Brass, Lorraine Desmarais, and Oscar Peterson; and through the ’90’s when it was all about kid’s music: Sharon Lois and Bram, Fred Penner, and Sesame Street. So goodbye to all that and hello to Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Kenny Rogers, Jim Croce, Counting Crows,…stuff I thought I’d managed to avoid for good.

Coming at them after all these years, though, I can really appreciate how great some of these songs are.