Here’s Iain Matthews doing his version of a Jules Shear song…..
“on squirrel hill” Iain Matthews
“I use that memory now…..for an easy smile”
How many times have I pulled a little bit of memory out of the back of my mind that’s carried me through to a better time?
How many times has that happened?
I don’t know what made me think of this song….lots of songs floating around “up there”….why I thought of this one is just as much a mystery as anything that I think about….pretty random.
But….what a great song….Jules Shear writing about his old neighborhood.
If you don’t know about Jules Shear, he’s a great songwriter….I think that he wrote “Time after Time”, the old Cyndi Lauper song…..and probably a lot more songs that are familiar that I can’t remember right now.
That’s the good thing about memory…it can just destroy you sometimes if you start reminiscing about the wrong thing….but, if you pull up a good memory, something happy or something that made you feel strong, it can get you through a rough time.
And….that is a genius revelation.
I shock myself sometimes with the insights that flow after a bit of coffee.
I guess that maybe the secret of any of it is to surround yourself with enough good “triggers” that you remember the things that get you through.
I don’t really know.
I know that I like this song, though.
The rest will work out….knowing that this song is good is enough for this moment.