Musical Interlude

Roy Orbison was probably a better singer than Elvis, he was just lacking in the looks department. Kind of like me, except I can’t sing either. Roy composed and performed some of the most memorable and touching songs ever recorded, but what I like the most about his music is that I can sing with him (in the car, windows shut).

That’s what distinguishes good music from noise – you can sing to it, even if you don’t have a voice, you play accordion and you are Dutch.

  • Roy was a heck of a a performer. Most people don’t realize how many of his songs they know, because they have only been introduced to the cover versions.

    I am glad he came along when he did tho, any farther into the MTV age and he would not have stood a chance performing his own stuff. He would have been relegated to writing for pretty lip-synchers.