One thing any artist should know: drink's a demon and nobody is too big for it to seize.This gal - Rickie Lee Jones - was supposed to be the "next Joni Mitchell" back in the Eighties.
When she was on - and in her early years she was on like a freaking night light - she was really on. Here's another of the tunes from that first album:But she liked to drink too much. And so after her incredible first album she found herself lost in a welter of too much booze, too much confusion, too much hubris, and too little song.
She's sort of sad these days; still touring, playing shitty little clubs in forgotten places (Shirley, Massachusetts?) to tiny crowds. In her time, though, she could bring it, and she did.
And this is probably a good place to add that, although I enjoy bringing you this stuff, I can't help but notice (thanks, Blogger!) that nobody else bothers listening to it. So this is the last "Friday Jukebox".
I'll be here with more, though; you just hang on to my rainbow sleeves.