Email from a fan. Warning: it involves cats.

Posted January 27th, 2016 by Anna

Subject: Heart Like a Wheel – cat siren song

Many years ago I attended one of your concerts in the Washington DC area. At home later that night I began singing ‘Heart Like a Wheel.’ My Siamese cat at the time, Esperanza, came running to me immediately and did so every time I sang it until the day she died. I’ve had three other cats since then, and each one has reacted the same way to the song. They’ve come running, sometimes it seems almost against their will. I believe it’s a sort of universal siren song for cats, and I’ve often wondered if anyone else has noticed this phenomenon.

Crazy cat lady in Asheville, NC.

(Anna: pic is of daughter Lily and my neighbour’s cat)

3 Responses:

  1. Campbie says:

    January 27th, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    We note that Bascom Lamar Lunsford held the first ever Folk Festival in Asheville in 1928.
    Thomas (Not Tom) Wolfe set
    Look Homeward Angel in a fictional Asheville
    leading Jack Kerouac to set his first book,
    The Town & The City in Galloway (A fictional Lowell)
    Esperanza is Spanish means hope.
    The Main Character in Kerouac’s Tristessa is based on a woman named
    I have been to Trieste filled with
    What does this all mean ?
    Cat’s like Heart like a Wheel

  2. t.ruth says:

    January 27th, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    cool cats like you.

  3. Campbie says:

    January 27th, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    tree cool cats
    Asheville Katz LLB

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