By Patricia Hamilton
This was originally posted on the blog California Woman.
Salinas Train Depot, Salinas, California. Waiting for the Amtrak bus, I satisfied my early morning caffeine craving at nearby Olivia’s Cafe—here’s Olivia and the morning crowd. I spoke Spanish with them, but the nice guy with the white shirt on the end wanted me to use his language, Italian, “Same thing” he said.
“Take It Easy” is the title of a song written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey, and most famously recorded by the Eagles (with Frey singing lead vocals). It was the band’s first single, released on May 1, 1972. The lyric, “Well, I’m a standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona” made the town still famous today. Well, if not famous, vaguely familiar in the recesses of our younger rock-n-roller minds! (more…)