‘A Musical Sherpa, if You Will’

[5:41 PM] Me: Analysis, please. Why did it take so long for me to like Cat Stevens?

[5:45 PM] Bob : Well…1984…the eighties…Daryl Hall and John oates…Duran-Duran …formulative years…warped your prospective of what is good…what is great…

[5:45 PM] Me: How much blame should be assigned to you? Shouldn’t you have been a better mentor?

[5:46 PM] Bob : …yes …blame it squarely on the 80’s…hair bands excluded…it seemed foreign and strange…maybe antiquish

[5:48 PM] Me: But with you as a guide, a musical Sherpa, if you will, I could have scaled those obstacles.

[5:49 PM] Bob : …really…please recall…albums…that were in the basement…represented …I wide range of artist …in variuos stages
of the careers…including Cat Stevens …before yusef…Neil Diamond…to

[5:53 PM] Bob : …and earth wind and fire….commodores….parliment…rock a billy country …blue grass…etc…etc….etc…

[5:55 PM] Bob : …so …please recall…you were on the spoiled end of the stick…and as such…thought you new everything…about every thing…so I tried…and maybe failed…or

[5:55 PM] Me: I feel like you left me in base camp. It’s neglect, really.

[5:55 PM] Me: What else am I missing?

[5:56 PM] Bob : ….or maybe I had something to do with your recent awakening…latently…maybe it was plant just took this long to grow and blossom…

[5:57 PM] Bob : …maybe…

[5:57 PM] Me: That’s an interesting hypothesis.

[5:57 PM] Me: Dubious, but interesting

[5:58 PM] Me: What comes after Cat Stevens?

[6:32 PM] Bob : …not after…you can’t …move on…you have to let it soak in….try Jim Croce…Jim Taylor…a young Dillion….Guthrie…Paul Simon …don’t focus on Art to much…Neil Diamond…Steely Dan…Dan Folgleberg …..Crosby…Steeles…Nash….Neil Young (pre Crazy Horse…once you get that we will move…Iggy pop…David Bowe… on)…Creme…then get back to me..

[6:33 PM] Me: Jesus. That’s a lot. Can we move in smaller increments? And who is Dillion?

[6:35 PM] Bob : …Dillon, Robert…of Hibbing Minnesota…birthplace of Greyhound Bus…

[7:10 PM] Me: Dylan, you mean. Is there something wrong with your phone?

See also: This.