Then to Now: Fleetwood Mac Edition

I don't have much time to write today; fortunately, I have a playlist for you

Then to Now: Fleetwood Mac Edition
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I don't know what's in the air or water this week, but it's become perilously difficult for me to carve out writin' time over the last few days. So many, like, obligations and stuff! Why must I be a person who has to have a job that entails anything other than typing out the moment-to-moment contents of my brain for you beautiful people? The world is fucking unjust, I tell you.

Anyway, it's getting late and I have no real plan for what to post today, which is partly the fault of the fact that I've spent the week delving into the 10cc catalog, followed by Godley & Creme — I'm up to 1981's Ismism as I type these words — and later to be rounded out by Wax UK. When I don't spend my day trawling for random records to share, it's harder to think of stuff to talk about, so here we are.

Fortunately, the internet comes bearing gifts! And when I say "the internet," I'm specifically talking about Twitter, and when I say I'm specifically talking about Twitter, I'm really referencing a particular thread that went viral today. It pertains to Fleetwood Mac, and it is delightful. You can read it here:

Long story short, the user known as Dr. Raven the Science Maven was enjoying the company of some margaritas when she happened to notice she was listening to a song called "Go Your Own Way," and it really knocked her socks off. She quickly discovered that this was not only a song about a real-life broken relationship between band members, but that the band in question was Fleetwood Mac and the album in question was Rumours, which meant that pretty much every note of every song was steeped in the pain of intra-band heartbreak. Dr. Raven's mind was blown, and it was SUCH a treat to see it happen.

Anyway, while trying to scrounge up a topic for today's post, I remembered that I'd taken a trip through the Fleetwood Mac discography at some point during the last few years, and I figured the aforementioned viral thread was as good an excuse as any to share it here now. If all you know of this band's catalog is the multiplatinum stuff they put out during the mid-to-late '70s and beyond, then boy are you in for a treat. If you're a hardcore fan, then I guess you're probably as likely as not to end up telling me I'm full of shit and asking me why I left out song X, Y, or Z. Either way is fine!