April 2011

Song of the Day: "Touch of Grey"

The song “Touch of Grey” might sound like an upbeat, almost poppy song with its tinkling music and quicker than your average Deadhead tempo, and it’s certainly a cheerier song than many (it almost sounds like Dire Strait’s “Walk of Life,” doesn’t it?); but it has a very special, very serious place in my heart, and always will.

My dad, a hippie to the core, fell off a building he was working on a couple of years ago. He broke many bones in his body, suffered brain bleeding, and had—and, to a point, still has—to go through extensive physical, occupational, and psychological therapy. The accident was traumatic for my entire family, and it still effects all of our lives significantly today.