I love when someone discovers a song that I have come to love.
This happened when I got to the 590 The Fan studios this past week for my entertainment segment on The Large Morning Show in the Afternoon. Frank was talking about Cat Stevens as I settled into my chair, and when the break came, we had to fire up one of his best songs on ITunes.
That song is “Father and Son,” a bittersweet tune about the connections revolving around parenthood. Frank listened to the whole thing, loving it, and the next segment began with the song. The best tunes are the ones that you have to listen to twice in order to get your fill.
The Stevens’ song was used prominently in James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2,” adding an emotional cap during the climax of the film. That was where I found the song and Stevens, whom I started listening to on Pandora.
That is the best thing about music and movies. It’s a double-headed memory that gives you a special dose of nostalgia. Listen to any Thomas Newman score or Quentin Tarantino soundtrack to catch my drift. Think about Sergio Leone’s work in film. My goodness.
We talked about other stuff, but that was the highlight. Here’s the full hour for your ears.