September 22, 2003

iPod Serendipity

One of the nicest things about an iPod is discovering songs that you had all but forgotten you owned.

After listening again to the Cowboy Junkies' "Miles From My Home," I understand very well why New York Observer columnist Ron Rosenbaum was moved to propose marriage to Margo Timmins of the Cowboy Junkies.

After listening to Joan Armatrading's "The Weakness in Me," I do not understand why he did not subsequently propose marriage to her.

Posted by DeLong at September 22, 2003 01:56 PM | TrackBack


I'm fond of Joan's eponymous album, but my ipod has not served it up in a while.

Posted by: richard on September 22, 2003 07:40 PM

Maybe she was guilty of living too far away and/or having too many cats.

Posted by: northernLights on September 22, 2003 10:10 PM

There are people who don't want to marry Margo Timmins? A listen to Black Eyed Man should cure that.

Posted by: Mike Jones on September 22, 2003 11:18 PM


What you need to get is moodlogic. This piece of software completely changed my music listening habits and its ability to find links among various songs is supremo!


Posted by: karim on September 23, 2003 07:30 AM

He might also not have proposed marriage to her because she's a lesbian. FWIW, I have about 3,000 records, from Edith Piaf to Hoagy Carmichael to Tupac Shakur to Buckwheat Zydeco, and Joan Armatrading is one of my very favorite artists.

Posted by: John Isbell on September 23, 2003 11:18 AM

Even better than hearing Ms. Timmons on your iPod is seeing her and her siblings (and Mr. Anton) perform in concert. Her stage presence is such that any person (male OR female, I'd warrant) must surely fall madly in love with her. Imagine... Margo Timmons singing "The Anniversary Song" just for you...

Posted by: madman on September 23, 2003 11:52 AM

My feeling is that Joan Armatrading is too independent to be confined by the categories of mere human logic. Margo Timmons is the marrying kind, IIRC, but unfortunately I think the most recent marriage took. The "Misguided Angel" marriage was a disaster, but she got some good songs out of it.

What are the odds, by the way, that a chick lead singer will be in a band with three guys with the same last name as her, without being married to a single one of them? A betting man could have made a lot of money when that band first came out.

The songwriting brother was obviously an English major, and should have been slapped down occasionally when his lyrics got too heavy.

Posted by: Zizka on September 23, 2003 04:38 PM
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