The other day, my wife and I were driving around listening to the radio when Crosby Stills & Nash’s “Southern Cross” came on the radio.
Immediately I flashed back to 1982. I was in my basement listening to the radio when the DJ announced the new CS&N tune “Wasted on the Way,” from the new album “Daylight Again.”
My ears perked up, and I sat and listened to those beautiful Southern-California, folk-rock harmonies of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash.
As soon as the song was over, I called the station and requested to hear it again.
An hour later, the station played it again.
Funny thing was I never bought the album, which also featured the single “Southern Cross.”
I would go to the record store every week after it the album was released and I just looked at the art of those three shining UFO’s painted by artist Gilbert Williams.
I always imagined that I would have the album in my possession, but I never bought it.
In 2006, Rhino Records re-released “Daylight Again” on CD. And that’s when I got it.
As I listen to it now, I can’t believe that I didn’t buy it when it originally hit the record racks.
Anyway, I’m listening to it today and will probably listen to it tomorrow and the next day and the next day…