On two occasions, I have had the pleasure of meeting and conversing with the author, James Ellroy. At one of these meetings we had a long conversation about the death of my sister, Theresa. Ellroy consoled me by relating the following:
“She lives, baby, she lives” (so very Ellroy)
“She Lives” subsequently became the moniker for all of his inscriptions for My Dark Places.
I have of late left Theresa in the background, but I think it time that I move her forward. It’s time to move from victims advocate back to victim and tell you a little about the girl that made me who I am.
Tonight I was out driving to pick up supplies for my daughter’s fourth birthday party (tomorrow). I was listening to Dave Mason. Now, I don’t recall Theresa ever listening to Dave Mason, but it has that distinctive 70s’ sound that I always imagine her enjoying (Shouldn’t Have Took More Than You Gave: So seventies… the acoustic piano and drums, the banjo, that wah-wah (oh that sweet wah-wah!)) So it got me thinking of the music she most enjoyed.
So here for you are ten of Theresa’ s favorite 70s’ albums in no particular order:
- Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks
- Genesis Selling England By The Pound
- George Harrison All Things Must Pass
- Cat Stevens Teaser and the Fire Cat
- David Bowie Ziggie Stardust
- Spooky Tooth The Mirror
- Al Stewart Year of the Cat
- James Taylor Mud Slide Slim
- Fleetwood Mac Rumours
- David Bowie Station to Station
You know, after 25-years it’s still a pretty good list.
Groove to those sweet-70s’-sounds baby!