David Roderick never was one to sit on the sidelines satisfied to watch his world pass by. No, the former state legislator and World War II veteran was the type who got involved, infusing himself into the colorful waters of Democratic state politics and motivating his children to follow his lead and treat life as one big adventure.
Though the headline is quite blunt, after hearing Roderick on the Line #89: Transparity (in which John talks about his dad’s career and life), I found this to be a comforting read.
I kinda hope Roderick ends up with a whole mess of lapel pins celebrating his appointment.
John Roderick on String Art Owls, Copper Pipe, and Bono’s Boss (The Merlin Show; 2007)
I really enjoy re-watching my first interview with Roderick every few months. I hope you do, too.
Silkworm - “Couldn’t You Wait?” (Marco Collins Sessions; Matador Records; 1995)
Perhaps because of my background, my ideas generally have gestation periods corresponding to those of a premature camel.
Or, I suppose, a California Sea Lion, which would make less sense given my background, but the 50 week timeline would match up.
(Though “Wilburforce” didn’t appear until RotLE74, “Marble” references date back at least to RotLE54.)
My realization that this should totally be a thing occurred just shy of 2 weeks after 54 as I was on the West side of town. I was in the car, I drove by a Home Depot and I immediately knew what it was going to be before I knew what it was going to be, if that makes sense. Like hit by the thunderbolt. It wasn’t an Annunciation of Mary moment exactly. Maybe “The Enunciation of Mariam”. That’d totally be cribbed from MFL. Anyhow.
The Who - “A Quick One While He’s Away” (The Rolling Stone’s Rock ‘n Roll Circus, 1968)
If I hear the song, I post the video.
It’s a compulsion and a gift to you.
Behold, again: my evergreen candidate for the greatest rock ‘n roll performance I’ve ever seen. Full stop.
Dang, dang, dang, dang, dang, dang, dang, dang!