Re-hearing Graham Parker

You’ve either heard of Graham Parker, or you haven’t. Now is a good time to watch Don’t Ask Me Questions:The Unsung life of Graham Parker and the Rumour. It shows a musician known, but only famous to fanatics, who kept on writing songs, performing and being himself year in and year out.  As he reunites with the Rumour, the joy, the pleasure of his songs and and the way he and the band take over the room.  I saw them years ago, and live they filled your life for that time. It’s amazing to see video of them then.  Now it’s softer and more gentle, like Parker himself.  Music made to make music that changes as the world changes, but because it isn’t trying to take over the world, it can absorb what it comes across.

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Author: Jeremy Solomons

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