Tuesday, November 20, 2007

So good! So good!

Let me tell you something: I love Neil Diamond. I don’t consider this a guilty pleasure; I don’t feel guilty about it at all. Yeah, he’s got some real schmaltzy stuff that’s hard to listen to, but when he’s good he’s amazing. As far as I’m concerned, if hearing “Cherry, Cherry” doesn’t make you want to dance, you have no soul.

“The Jewish Elvis” revealed today that his song “Sweet Caroline” is about Caroline Kennedy. His explanation is mildly creepy, but more importantly I feel like I already knew this. Maybe its just because I’m from Massachusetts where there’s Kennedy obsession in the water and I assume anything about anyone named John, Jack, Jackie, John John or Caroline is about a member of Camelot, but I don’t know, I feel like this may have been rumored before. Was it?

Incidentally, they play this song during the 7th inning at every Red Sox game at Fenway Park, so hearing it always puts an extra big smile on my face. I think what I’m trying to say here is, you go Neil Diamond. You go.

1 comment:

Red said...

That picture is kinda creepy!

But I love ND, too. The Fenway thing aside, Sweet Caroline is one of the greatest songs ever.