The Attraction of Seduction

I remember seeing Leon Redbone perform at a little club/venue in Houston, Texas many years ago. Though I’ve not been to a lot of concerts (and this was a very, very small venue, not really a concert hall), this one was among my favorites (after Leonard Cohen, of course, and Leo Kottke). This tune, in particular, has always struck a chord with me. I guess I’ve always wished I was a desirable kind of guy. Hah! It’s a little late for that, methinks.

I checked to see whether I’ve mentioned Leon Redbone before. I have. Once, the mention was among a list of music I found especially appealing on a certain night toward the end of October 2016. The music still resonates, though I’ve added a few since then. Maybe I will return to post those newer ones on my blog, one day. My musical taste is so much more eclectic than this list suggests. Where is the classical, the Flamenco, the cooler smooth jazz, the bit of rap, the opera, the acid rock, the electrica, the evocative Arabian stuff, the Indian chants? And on and on.  My taste in seduction, though, remains constant. 😉

By the way, Leon Redbone died just shy of a year ago. He’s already missed.

  • Stranger in a Strange Land, Leon Russell
  • Seduced, Leon Redbone
  • Lazy Bones, Leon Redbone
  • Ojo, Leo Kottke
  • Malaguena, Juan Poco
  • Zorba the Greek, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  • Come Healing, Leonard Cohen
  • Cancao do Mar, Dulce Pontes
  • I Will Follow You into the Dark, Death Cab for Cutie
  • Dentro la tasca di un qualunque mattino, Gianmaria Testa
  • Come Away with Me, Norah Jones
  • The Story, Brandi Carlile
  • If 6 was 9, Jimi Hendrix
  • She Came in through the Bathroom Window, Joe Cocker
  • Down on Me, Big Brother and the Holding Company (Janis Joplin)
  • Sunshine of Your Love, Cream
  • Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in the Bed, Kinky Friedman
  • Turning Japanese, The Vapors
  • Mexican Radio, Wall of Voodoo
  • Down Under, Men at Work
  • Lighthouse, Antje Duvekot
  • In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Hang on Little Tomato, Pink Martini
  • Castles Made of Sand, Jimi Hendrix
  • Memphis in the Meantime, John Hiatt
  • This Life, Curtis Stigers, The Forest Rangers (theme from Sons of Anarchy)
  • My Uncle Used to Love Me (But She Died), Roger Miller
  • Adeste Fidelis, The Roches
  • God Bless the Child, Billie Holiday
  • What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong

I thought you might be interested. Yes, you, my lovely friend. 😉 [Okay, doesn’t that make a reader wonder? It’s a writer’s tactic for attracting followers who look for clues about the next item in the series.]

About John Swinburn

"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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