Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt - Dixie Chicken

Unbelievable. Little Feat, possibly the most underrated band ever, with Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt on backing vocals. Lowell George is dead by this time, which I think is about 1977. They could have asked Bonnie to play slide, but that would have been way too radical for those times. Nowadays, 30 years later, she's probably considered one of the top players in the world.

Music like this, and this song among a few others, have the power to transport me all the way back to the time in question, like a tea-soaked madeleine. I love the way the Internet, and YouTube in particular, has brought it all around again. My generation is probably the first that will never lose anything it lived through, right down to the last detail, like sitcom theme-tunes. Our kids' lives are fully documented on film, video, and digital media. But long before them, the furniture of our lives is stocked, catalogued and stored on the Web, for all to consult.