Friday, November 26, 2010

Transistor


I got my very first radio when I was 9. It looked like this, maybe 5-by-3 inches. The very first song I heard on it: "Song Sung Blue" by Neil Diamond. While walking up Rebecca Street in Iowa Park, Texas, trying madly to get it tuned in.

I just now looked up the song on YouTube. First found Diamond singing it on a German TV show, looking pretentiously solemn and making up some words as he went along, plus having creepily long fingernails (I've never understood that latter habit in allegedly straight men... Completely pimpy and/or gay. Joan Crawford's second husband Franchot Tone also wore his nails long.) Then found a more straightforward version, but... what the hell. Here's the pretentious, long-finger-nailed version.

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