Once a week on Friday, Uncle Bardie celebrates the creativity in others by shining a Spotlight on a movie, a song or a creator. This week’s Spotlight song is Eleanor Friedberger’s “He Didn’t Mention His Mother” :
I love to post working musicians and artists whom I feel deserve more attention. Eleanor Friedberger hits that category with a bulls eye.
Seems it’s late at night when I stumble on the best stuff. I’m off on Youtube, taking in the songs one by one. That’s how I found her. And her songs are about adult experiences. You know, grown-up stuff.
“He Didn’t Mention His Mother” is about that empty space in a life when we try to fill it with a relationship. And the twists and turns such a relationship takes us. The flow of consciousness line by line, each line changing subject the way the mind wonders. And there’s a bit of melancholy in it. We’ve all been there.
Kudos to Eleanor for a great voice and a great song and kudos to the band.