Earlier this month, one of my favorite thoughtful, eclectic music blogs returned. Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands is now tumbling on tumblr, and Chad recently posted a bittersweet bluegrass version of one of my favorite childhood classics.
For some reason, as Ernie dangled his puppet feet off the edge of the crescent moon, my 6-year-old self felt, and now my 30-year-old self still feels, a pang in the part of us that is always searching for a home. This humble version by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (you totally know him) is marvelous.
Even if you have zero interest in any sort of “kid’s music,” I highly recommend you take a second to listen to this one:
I Don’t Want To Live On The Moon – Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Yesterday in a special session at the college where I work, I got a rare chance to sit around and discuss poetry (hence the Star block post), and my comment “in class” was about how we can use simple or childish conceits to get at deeper truths and longings that our adult selves shy away from expressing. This song falls under that header, and truly is one of my unvarnished favorites.
I Don’t Want To Live On The Moon – Ernie & Aaron Neville
“…but an oyster and clam aren’t real family, so I don’t want to live in the sea…”