A reader on Friday got a new thread going on by recommending a bunch of songs inspired by parenthood, namely “St. Judy’s Comet” by Paul Simon, prompting a reader yesterday to plug David Bowie’s “Kooks.” From a reader in Cincinnati:
I guess I shouldn’t submit a song your reader already listed, but you also asked for a memory, so:
“Isn’t She Lovely” was released on September 28, 1976, the very day I became a parent. I was and still am a radio DJ, and back then we used to get new albums mailed to our homes. When I left the hospital that evening with wife and baby asleep and returned to my empty house, Stevie Wonder’s new LP was waiting for me. And that was when I sat there, astonished, listening to “Isn’t She Lovely” for the first time. I can’t remember how many times I played it before I finally went to bed.
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