Every time I look at Norman Rockwell's work, I find another painting, or two or three, that I have to add to the "future Norman Rockwell blog" file.
Somehow I missed this one on my first and second passes through, and then I found it. I took one look at it and flashed back to my friend, Stephen Woodfin talking and blogging, about Jimmie Webb, who wrote Wichita Lineman.
Last week, I heard an old interview, with Jimmy, on Robin Young's show, Here and Now - (click here to listen).
Then I learned how to embed a video in a Blogger blog post so the next step was to find a video of Jimmie Webb and Billy Joel singing Wichita Lineman. A few minutes later I had it. It took a few minutes to embed it, because I had to listen to it twice. See what you think:
After MacArthur Park, this is my favorite Jimmy Webb song, and though I love the Glen Campbell version, this one with Jimmy and Billy Joel has become my favorite.
That's it - that's today's post. You don't need me to interpret the song or describe the painting, or add anything to Jimmy's interview. Enjoy.
My next post will be the first in almost a month that I don't use a Norman Rockwell painting to illustrate. Instead, I'm going write a few lines about James Michener and his writing/editing methods. I'll and use this photo to illustrate it.