Song of the Day, December 16: Booth of Glass by Patty Larkin

larkinboothToday’s song is a delightful reminder of how communication changes. Patty Larkin recorded Booth of Glass for her wonderful album Angels Running. It’s a tribute to the frustrations of being a travelling musician, separated from home and family. She sings of finding phone booths to make her regular calls, stymied by never synchronizing her call with a time that anyone is home.

Larkin crafts each calling scene perfectly, capturing the various locations of each phone with smart variety. Even though the phone booth has nearly vanished, the wistfulness captures a timeless spirit of distance and ache.

Enjoy this lovely song today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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