Earlier this week, MDK’s Social Media Boss, Cristina Shiffman, sent us Dan Zanes’s version of the song “Wanderin’,” linked above. The sound of his voice sent me rocketing back to my kids’ preschool years and our endless listening to Arlo Guthrie singing his pa’s songs, to No! by They Might Be Giants, and to Judi Dench narrating songs by the King’s Singers. Somewhere in the mix is a blurry memory of Dan Zanes and his family band performing for tots in Madison Square Park.
[Pause for happy weeping at the sweetness of those times.]
Dan Zanes is perfect early fall Saturday listening, while you knit or go about doing early fall things like baking a pie or cleaning a closet. I started with the album that includes “Wanderin’,” Parades and Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected by Carl Sandburg for the American Songbag, and I kept rolling the Dan Zanes playlists, which are plentiful on YouTube.
Hope your Saturday includes a little dancing in the kitchen.