I suppose it might be covered with snow this year and then again maybe not. Perhaps it was in 1968 when James Taylor wrote ” Sweet Baby James.” It turns out there really was a baby James Taylor born to James’ brother Alex and his wife.
I was perusing the Pandora channel this morning when I came upon James Taylor telling the story of how he came to write ” Sweet Baby James” for his nephew James.
The bottom line is that there is another James Taylor and if he was born circa 1968 he would be, let’s see, 6 plus 7 carry the one around 49 years old. I wonder how it feels to have a song written about you.
Further on down the road, also on Pandora, ” Danny’s Song” popped up. You know ” Even though we ain’t got money…” And that song is also written about a baby which I think Kenny Loggins wrote for his brother and his wife who were also about to have a son. So where’s that kid and how does it feel to also have a song written about you.
And thanks to a dear friend who introduced me to Loggins & Messina in the wilds of Connecticut once upon a time.
Maybe James Taylor, James Taylor, and the Loggins kid should get together with Kenny and write another song or at least record a medley of their hit birth announcement songs.
Clearly, I have too much time on my hands and too much space left in my brain.