Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The story of the recently-caught North Pond Hermit is one of the most enthralling stories I've heard in a while. The dude's been living in the woods since 1986. What the what? And he didn't even have a copy of this to refer to:
Not to mention the fact that the hermit, Christopher Knight, shares the name with the actor who played this famous teen:
But let's remember, "Face the Music" is a music blog. And so, here's some choice selections I've come up with that bring to mind some of the different facets of The Hermit of North Pond.
And we're off and running...
It's entirely likely that The Hermit is one of the few people that can actually answer Bruce Cockburn's question.
Surely this oldie but goodie from The Cure was a theme song.
The Hermit was alone for a LONG, LONG time. Here's hoping he wasn't singing this one by Eric Carmen. After all, he was there 'cause he wanted to be.
He was pretty much living this Neil Diamond classic.
And his lack of hunting, fishing and foraging skills makes me think this one by Evan Dando is applicable. Thanks, Mr. Dando for "The Outdoor Type"
But it was only a matter of time (in this case a seriously long time) before this was bound to happen. Thanks, Jane's Addiction. Oh yeah, time for a little "Been Caught Stealing"
And thanks also to The Smiths
I know I'll be rivited to the pages of The Portland Press Herald as this story continues to unfold. Here's hoping a book or movie comes out of this. Here's also hoping that all the victims of Knight's thievery for all these years can rest easier.Tweet
Aimsel Ponti has been obsessed with - and inspired by- music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She's a huge fan of the local music scene and interviews an act every week for "Making Noise" which runs in the Press Herald GO section. You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets.