leather and lace



we'll have to thank tom allen, host extraordinaire of cbc radio 2 shift for this post ...

tom is looking to listeners to suggest songs associated with traditional anniversary gifts for the 14 days of february leading up to, as he puts it, the annual love-fest ...

on the first day of february to reflect on the first anniversary 'paper' ... he played 'it's only a paper moon' with ella fitzgerald ...

today, the second, he played a song relating to 'cotton' (sorry, i missed hearing it, but i have found out tom played gordon lightfoot's lovely 'cotton jenny') ...

and tomorrow, the third, tom will play a song relating to 'leather' ...

right away i thought of stevie nicks 'leather and lace' ...

right away i was off to youtube to hear this song that pulls my heart ...

much to my delight i discovered two things!

a duet demo of stevie with don henley ~ just listen to this simple, sweet, yet strong version ...



and then! in finding the above totally cool image of stevie, i found silver fox in the city ~ a great discovery!

anyways, the list of anniversaries and the corresponding songs folks are suggesting are interesting ... hope you'll check it out ... and maybe listen in!

oh wait ... another 'leather' song i love ~ 'boots of spanish leather' ~ dylan's song that nanci griffith sings beautifully ...

oh, what's a girl to do ... and what song WILL tom play? ...

4 comments:

Gigi said...

Oh, it has to be "leather and Lace!" Please let us know what he plays (for all of them!). I love this idea so much. In fact, it has me thinking about some Valentine's ideas for my husband. Very cool.

Hope you are well, Prairiegirl!

xoxo Gigi

Purple Flowers said...

I like the version of Leather and Lace sung by Stevie Nicks and Don Henley. But then I must admit, I like just about any song by Don Henley. Love his voice, and persona (environmentalist).

Tom sounds like an interesting and creative DJ. I like that!

Deidra said...

This is a great idea! I think it would be sweet to burn these songs on a CD to give to my husband on our anniversary.

Giovanna said...

that's awesome! what a cool idea. by the way, i looove stevie.