Bob Mould / Husker Du / Sugar

Roaring home this evening (I was deprived of speed for a few days, relegated to a chevy rental car), I chose to listen to a few things that I hadn’t heard in a while.

I started out with The Clash and then moved on to one of my favorite musicians/guitarists, Bob Mould.

I discovered Husker Du (meaning – do you remember) in high school, courtesy of my brother’s record collection. I still have a box of vinyl in the garage and am fairly certain that I could find some Husker Du in there amidst a sea of 7″ records from the local bands that I loved when I was about 16-23 yrs old.

I had the pleasure of seeing Bob play in Austin many years ago, and it was everything I hoped it would be. In a mid-sized club, I wrestled my way to the front in order to admire his guitar playing up close.

These are some of my favorite songs and select lyrics, in no particular order (I’m missing a bunch)…

– See A Little Light

– Sunspots

– Compositions for the Young and Old. Favorite Lyric: “I hear the weatherman. He says it looks like rain for a while. I guess I’ll have to stay inside. Make peanut butter sandwiches and cry”

– These Important Years. Favorite Lyric: “if you don’t stop to smell the roses now they might end up on you”

– Could You be the One? Favorite Lyric: “life is a game that only you can make”

– Friend, You’ve got to Fall

– Turn it Around

– Believe What You’re Saying