Music Throwback Saturday: The Trouble with Normal

Person in the street shrugs — “Security comes first”
But the trouble with normal is it always gets worse

quote-the-trouble-with-normal-is-it-only-gets-worse-bruce-cockburn-73-7-0789In celebration of the 71st birthday of Bruce Cockburn (pronounced CO-burn) on May 25, I played the one compilation CD of his that I own. To call it a “greatest hits” would be stretching it, since he was not a commercial engine, though a well-regarded singer/songwriter, often covered, who’s been recording at least since 1970.

I DO have three of his LPs, his 9th through 11th, on vinyl, as it turns out, probably a function of hearing the songs on WQBK-FM, Q104 in Albany in the period. Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws (1978) features his one bona fide US hit, Wondering Where the Lions Are, which got up to #21 on the Billboard charts. I did not know this Continue reading “Music Throwback Saturday: The Trouble with Normal”