music is indeed the universal language...
I always loved Lind's "Elusive Butterfly"...the string arrrangement was extra nice and done by Jack Nitzsche before Neil Young got a hold of him...Lind's influence was all over Neil's first album and the Buffalo Springfield as well...
SDT: How did you and Danny O’Keefe organize this current tour? Will the program be a songwriter’s swap or will there be separate sets?
BL: No, Danny does his thing and I do mine. We may do a couple duets at the end of the night if we’re in the mood, but it’s basically O’Keefe sings O’Keefe and Lind sings Lind. As to how it came together? My manager, Jill Guerra, is about 99 percent responsible for that. It started out with me sending Danny, whom I’ve never met, an email. I’ve always loved his songs, notably “Magdalene” and “Just Like a Girl Again.” One night I was playing around on YouTube, revisiting some of his songs. Just on a whim I found his website and wrote him what amounts to a fan letter. I told him I appreciated the care he takes with his writing, never settling for a line that “will work okay,” when with a little more patience, he can find the right word. (à la “She talks in splice and splinters, she laughs like breaking glass…stealing all my images till there’s nothing left to say.”) I’ve known enchanting [women] like that and fallen under their power. So I wrote and told him I appreciated his care and honesty. I was delighted to get back an email from him saying he respected my work as well.
LA in the 60s was a music mecca where all these young guys and gals with extraordinary talent and guts produced some really great music and played clubs like the Troubedour, Whiskey and the Palamino....and we kids listened to all that stuff on the radio...it's in our blood now
Neil's ode to Los Angeles showed up on the Time Fades Away LP..it was raunchy and brilliant..."city in the smog, don't you wish that you could be here too?"
well, if the Plaza keeps doing things like this, the future looks good for this little theater...art for art's sake..this is a nonprofit I can support 101%!