Sorry, honey, not sure I’ll ever be a rich woman. Alison Krauss & Robert Plant took five (count ’em) Grammies including record of the year. “Rich Woman” took top pop collaboration. Good old Americana, but top record? How conservative. Boring Coldplay won bigtime while hot Radiohead got nothing. That was to be expected.
2009 is the International Year of Astronomy and I’d like to kick it off with “Pink Moon” by Nick Drake (1948-1974). The moon becomes pink during a lunar eclipse, traditionally considered a bad omen. Drake’s depression was his personal “pink moon”:
I saw it written and I saw it say
Pink moon is on its way
And none of you stand so tall
Pink moon gonna get you all
Its a pink moon
Its a pink, pink, pink, pink, pink moon.
To me, of course, the pink moon of a lunar eclipse is pure magic.