I took L with me to check out Jenny Owen Youngs at the Bell House last Friday. After the show her manager brought me to the merch table to meet her. She was lovely and exuberant and gave me a hug. Minutes later I spotted an alternative apparel burn out shirt (same ones I use for Happy Ending), but in white and with the name Greg Laswell silk screened across the breast. I had to have it. I didn’t know who Greg Laswell was, but I needed to sleep in that shirt every single night for the rest of my life. So I bought it. Minutes later, he came to the table, we were introduced, he handed me a free cd and off he went. Well, I actually listened to the cd and then I listened to it again and again and I can’t really stop. He’s truly, quite amazing. I might be late coming to the Greg Laswell game, but damn, I’m glad I got here. And the shirt, well — I’ve been sleeping with Greg Laswell every night for a week.
Below is a cover (and you know what a fan of covers I am) of Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”
And here’s, “How the Day Sounds.”