Nick Lowe – “Halfway To Paradise” b/w “I Don’t Want the Night To End” (BUY 21) (1977)

SAM_0434FACEBOOK, TWITTER IN MELTDOWN AS MILLIONS POST TRIBUTES TO SONGWRITER THEY’D NEVER PREVIOUSLY HEARD OF OR WERE ONLY DIMLY AWARE

(Columbus, Ohio) – Facebook reported temporary shutdowns today as hundreds of millions of ill- or partially-informed members posted mawkish tributes to Gerry Goffin, a lyricist of whom 99.97% had no or, at best, passing knowledge, who has died age 75.

“So sad about Jerry [sic] Goffin,” wrote Evagirl92 of the songwriter who hadn’t had a hit since 1989. “Ull b mist bae.”

Local Columbus songwriter and folk musician Tom Fox Tweeted enthusiastic praise, writing that wordsmith “Goffing [sic] was a legend in our business” who “had a sweet way with melody.” This brought to a total of one the number of times in his life Fox had made mention of Carole King’s former songwriting partner.

Coincidentally, Eric Weiss updated his Facebook status with a YouTube link to Nick Lowe’s endearing cover of Goffin/King’s “Halfway To Paradise” to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of a Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit show he saw at the Cleveland Agora.

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  1. He did indeed “have a sweet way with melody” – on most of his hits, he wrote the words and delegated the melody to the great Carole King.

    • …that was the joke, i.e. exposing the speaker’s ignorance.


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