Which of these names is the odd one out:
Jimi Hendrix, Keith Moon, Janis Joplin, Karen Carpenter, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison ?
There are several possible answers, but I suspect that most people would pick Karen Carpenter for obvious reasons. Unlike the other dead musicians she didn't take heroin, wasn't sexually promiscuous and, worst of all, made the sort of music your mum and dad liked. Even dying young didn't improve her credibility.
Confessing to liking the Carpenters is akin to saying you love jigsaws, comfy slippers and fondant fancies. However, it's time to come out of the closet.
Road Ode was my favourite song when I was nine and I still love it. As today would have been Karen Carpenter's 59th birthday, it seems like a good excuse to play it: