“Brian Ferry is completely cool.”

I’d never heard of Brian Ferry when I arrived in England many, many years ago.  One of my roommates was shocked:  “Brian Ferry is completely cool,” she said.  If you ignore the funny faces he makes and the weird bolo tie, this song makes her case:

And here’s another cool gem from the early 1980s:

(And I’m going through a major case of memory lane here.  I’ve been youtubing all the music from my high school and college years.  It makes me feel simultaneously young again and quite old.)

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  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar


    I clicked on the site and at the top of the page was the expression below:

    Ezehu chacham? Ha-lomed mi-kol adam.

    Translation: Who is clever/smart? He who learns from everyone.

    True enough, you add clarity to what is not always obvious.

    I have found youtube to be a real blessing. However much it leaves us feeling old/older, it gives comfort in the process of aging while we recall the fondness of youth. I think it’s a good balance. It’s not as though we can pick up an old newspaper and feel that same way. Familiar music reminds us of a time and place that remains solidly with us.
    It’s like comfort food for the ears.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar


    I thank you for the sentiment. And for the translation.