Broken Pencil

January 21, 2008 / Press /

Joe Lapinski, Sundries


Body: “Hey, it’s really snowing!” yells my daughter at the kitchen window and I look up from scrubbing yesterday’s pots and pans, thinking about how I’m going to pay the bills this month, just as Joe Lapinski’s “Picked Up the Phone” starts playing on the stereo. The gentle acoustic guitar and piano build-up is the perfect accompaniment for such a grey winter day, as the snow falls gently on our messy garden, I smile with wonder at my daughter’s delight. “Can I open the window? I’m hot,” she asks. And I tell her no and we both keep listening to Lapinski’s quiet winter songs. (Terence Dick)