Discussion in 'Celebrity and Entertainment News' started by Steely Dan, Jan 17, 2015.
BBM.... "He Forgot" is eerily similar to "Wfgodot".... :waitasec:
Hmmm... Maybe we are missing some "Blues Clues"..... :websleuther:
Personally... I would prefer Jackson Brown...
But that is all JMO..... :wink:
Still no David. :waitasec:
I can't find anything with Brandt's middle name. Brandt was married and divorced in 1971. So maybe. If his middle name is David we can add him to the list.
I always thought it was James Taylor.
Carly's sister was married to David Levine. That's the only David I can think of.
No R though.
Carly Simon - David Blue connection? Is this the same David Cohen?
Art is rarely if ever about only one subject.
Everybody knows her song 'Anticipation' is exclusively about ketchup, however.
Probably, his full name was Stuart David Cohen and he eventually changed it to David Blue. Good sleuthing because that puts a definite link between the two. :thinking:
This is about the song on Carly Simon's official website. http://www.carlysimon.com/You're_So_Vain.html
In January of 1973, You're So Vain was the # 1 hit song on the radio. Carly Simon had just married fellow pop-superstar James Taylor a month before, so when You're So Vain hit the airwaves, it stirred intense curiosity about which one of her previous lovers was the subject of this wry nod to the male ego. Was it Mick Jagger? Cat Stevens? Warren Beatty? Kris Kristofferson? It was common knowledge that she had been involved with each of them in the past. To this day, she is still asked the question "Who is You're So Vain about?". Here you can read some her responses for clues.
What does "Clouds In My Coffee" mean?
"It came from an airplane flight that I took with Billy Mernit, who was my friend and piano player at the time. As I got my coffee, there were clouds outside the window of the airplane and you could see the reflection in the cup of coffee. Billy said to me, 'Look at the clouds in your coffee'. I liked the phrase and used it to illustrate the "illusion" of having a relationship with the subject of the song".
There's a lot more after that.
This is directly from the link above to Carly's site:
Sheila Weller (writing for Vanity Fair) contacted Carly in London when her plane landed, and got her response: " I said Ovid [emphasis ours] both front- and backward together on the CD, and it came out sounding like 'David to some, I guess. But I meant it as an allusion to metamorphosis, and that this group of songs was rechanneled into a different cockroach. Kafka? Coffee? Clouds? I know its boring, but that could be good! "
That's funny because last night I was thinking David Cassidy.
Well, mustachioed player-around-town David Crosby was a name tossed into many hats, so to speak, back in the day.
I thought ol' Jerry was traveling to the beat of a different drum, one might say, with Linda Ronstadt back then (back when politicos were frolicking with the arty crowd, Gov. Bob Kerrey, D.-Nebraska, I'm looking at you and Debra Winger!)...maybe it was both. (Nebraska was then known as a state with a unicameral legislature, horizontal stoplights, and a governor getting horizontal with Deb Winger.) Or was it Stevie Nicks? Wow, those '70s.
Carly talks about writing the song:
Jerry and Rondstadt were indeed an item at one time, though iirc, he made the rounds with other chick singers. After reminiscing and reading a bit today, however, I like the other Jerry I mentioned, Jerry Brandt.
Carly says she was saying "Ovid". The first Ovid I found on Google is Ovid Michigan. Is this person from Ovid Michigan? I Googled famous people from Ovid, but crapped out. That doesn't mean they couldn't be.
I have more to write, but I have something to post in the Brittanee Drexel thread first.
This is a cool site full of all sorts of useless trivia with which to clog the brain (and also plenty of goodies too).
The Jerry Brown entry, for example: http://www.nndb.com/people/026/000023954/
And the Carly.