By Jim Fusco:
Hey folks! Today, I bring you a favorite song of the Fusco family in “Little Willow” by Paul McCartney. “Flaming Pie” is one of my favorite all-time albums and that’s because we listened to it CONSTANTLY when it came out, during vacation, and all throughout the summer. It always brings back fond memories and I always play the album when I take my own vacations now.
It’s fitting that I’m presenting this song today, as we’re in the midst of Tropical Storm Hanna up here in Connecticut. Hopefully it won’t be too bad because I have a video job (taping an anniversary party) up at the Mohegan Sun casino tonight. Should be fun, but who wants to drive an hour in a tropical storm?
So, why is it so fitting? Well, I read in the liner notes of “Flaming Pie” (which is the booklet I modeled the booklet to my first album, “With Or Without You”, after exactly) that this song, “Little Willow”, was written to calm people after a hurricane. It’s such a great song- so simple, but it has a great calming effect. I thought it was a perfect one to do while outside with my nylon string guitar.
There’s also “Heaven on a Sunday” off of this album that makes me feel so calm. I guess that’s the point of the song, but it always reminded me of a particular summer when I went to Boy Scout camp in Camp Sequassen. That must’ve been a busy summer. No wonder I remember this album so well! Anyway, I used to get to fish off of a row boat there. Having “Heaven on a Sunday” (“cooling my fingers in the bay…”) stuck in my head while peacefully fishing was a zen-like experience. I think of that moment and it takes me right back there.
On another topic, how about Jeff with his Beatles cover yesterday? And Chris doing Hendrix? Amazing, folks- you never know what you’re going to get next on this music video blog- the BEST music video blog in the universe! Starting in a couple weeks, we’ll be bringing you yet another “New Bands Week” here on the Sessions because we love to challenge ourselves and entertain you.
I’ll be making a couple of BIG announcements in the next few minutes here on the music blog, so stay tuned and for now, enjoy today’s music video!