Synchronicity and Jack Bruce February 10, 2009Posted by Peter Hornby in laguna beach, music.
Last night, I happened to drop by my favourite local bar, the Marine Room, on my way home from the gym. There’s an excellent magazine stand next door, and I’d picked up a copy of Downbeat magazine to flip through while sipping a cold Sierra Nevada. I had an pleasant conversation with the guy running the stand, who’d spotted the picture of Wes Montgomery on the cover of the magazine. Turned out he was a guitar player who’d seen Wes play live, back in New Jersey in the sixties. We chatted for a while about Wes, Joe Pass and other guitar geniuses.
So I moved next door, grabbed a bar stool, ordered my beer, and started nibbling at Downbeat. There was satellite radio classic rock playing over the speaker system – Pretenders, very tasty, Eagles, less so. I turned to the Downbeat interview with Jack Bruce, and, as if by magic, Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love” started up.
Weird. I’ll have to try this again. Maybe it only works with Sierra Nevada.