a man of a certain age
JWH and I are about the same age - mid 40's - a time when the foibles of youth are far enough away that you can laugh at them, but the black box of the void is probably still a good way off, so we can bask in the joys of life a little. Not to say that this is boring, middle aged music. It has a little bite, a little punk - in an acoustic sort of way, but its not out to alienate anyone. I have been hearing these songs live for a few months at some of the many public appearances Mr. Harding makes in the NYC area, and heard in the context of friendly, small establishments, they have a little more urgency than the studio versions, but the album is definitely worth a listen.