Thursday, January 10, 2008


How in the heck can I digress from the get go???
Apparently a Cockle is bivalve mollusk that reminded surgeons of spiral ribbing of the ventricles of the human heart. So how a band can warm the Cockles of my heart?
Ladies and Gentlemen (and Mark) I give you...

Yes, I threw in "Baby I'm a want you" today and every cockle I had started heating up. I had a cassette of this when I was a kid. I would lay in bed at night learning how to sing harmonies with these guys. From "Just like Yesterday" to "Diary" right to the title track, I used to sing under my covers dreaming that I was in that band.
So today I was one of those morons you see driving around singing and for a few minutes, I was back in the band...


Steve said...

I'm with you.

And I knew what a cockle was, because I used to sing in elementary school "Cockles, and mussels, alive, alive-o".

I heard Bread live at the NY State Fair in ummmmmmmm 1971? It was neat. Outdoor concert. I laid on my back on the ground, looking up at the sky, drinking in the tunes.

Thanks for the memories.

Doug said...



(Steve stock...waaay up)

Angie said...

Oh, I'm all over this. It was a little pink transistor radio -- the ear piece's coated wire was nearly cracked where it met the ear piece.

Holly Hobbie PJs, WLS cranking out Bread. . . and America. . . and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

Yep, the cockles are warm here, too.

Steve said...

The lyrics (with chords!)

and the song

And yes, I saw them live. Mark should have been there, too. If he remembers. He's so young. Goes with marrying that young wife he's got.