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Sunday, June 04, 2006

Roll Down the Window & Let the Wind Blow Back Your Hair

I'm pleased to say that I'm the proud owner of a 2005 Chevy Malibu Maxx LT. I've never been much of a car person, & I'm pretty sure that car people don't buy Malibu's, but this car is is the cat's pajamas. It's black with a sunroof, the seats fold down (no more excuses for not riding my bike, it'll fit easily), it has XM Satellite Radio & all sorts of other little gadgets I'll never figure out. She rides like a dream, too, & has a little bit more muscle than my old Malibu. I liked the 2002 Malibu I leased, & I was able to get out of the lease with a great car with payment I could live with, so I'm quite pleased.

So today, I decided to go for a drive down Leonard Street from Spring Lake all the way to Grand Rapids & went to the record store to buy tickets for the Alejandro Escovedo concert in a couple weeks. It was a beautiful day to roll down the windows & open the sunroof. I would've never guessed I'd have a car with a sunroof, but here we are.

In other news, I painted a couple accent walls in the dining room, yesterday, it looks boss. Some sort of plum color, my own concoction of course. Duration Home is the bee's knees. It doesn't apply quite as easy as Cashmere, but it's surprisingly easy to use for a washable paint. Holy crap I'm a dork. Disregard the last paragraph.

Five Favorite Songs of the Day

Let's Get Out of This Country-Camera Obscura, Let's Get Out of this Country

I've really been into female singer-songwriters lately. Herm probably knew I'd buy this one if he put it on in the store. His little scheme worked.

Too Much Sex (Too Little Jesus)-the Drive By Truckers, Pizza Deliverance

Milan-Ahmad Jamal, After Fajr

I wonder if Ahmad's ever been to the other Milan, & if so, how would that song turn out? This is perfect jazz for a perfect Sunday afternoon.

Blow Wind Blow-Muddy Waters, Fathers & Sons

Muddy's music attracted all the great harmonica players, this time he recruits the great Paul Butterfield of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

The Sky is Crying-Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Sky is Crying

It's one of the great tragedies of rock & roll that shortly after becoming clean & sober, Stevie was killed in a plane crash. The sky is crying, indeed.

One of these Days-the Drive By Truckers, Pizza Deliverance

old white men wearing ties can do anything they want...

Cravo E Canela-Bonnie "Prince" Billy & Tortoise, the Brave & the Bold

You've got to turn this one way up.

Tears for Affairs-Camera Obscura, Let's Get Out of this Country

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue-Bob Dylan, Wembley 2003

Johnny Strikes Up the Band-Warren Zevon, Excitable Boy

Okay, that's ten. Sue me.

Today's blog is brought to you by the Alejandro Escovedo concert at the Wealthy Street Theatre on June 18 (don't worry ma, I'll still make it home)! It's sponsored by WYCE! It's Alejandro's comeback tour! Don't you dare miss it! You can bring your own beer (so I'm told)!

Have a good week, friends. I hope the sun is shining & the tunes are blaring in your car today!



Heidi said...

The cats pajamas and the bees knees...cool. Congrats on the new car and new color! I'll be excited to see it.

Pam said...

Congratulations on your car. I can't wait to see it! Dad and I have a wedding on Father's Day! Maybe you should sleep in after your concert and come another day! RWYA

Pam said...

Another question--does your car have that same kind of rear end? Is it a hatchback?

Pam said...

Another question --- do you get to pay yourself more for the advertising you're doing in your blog?

andrew said...

Yes, it's a hatchback, which is great except I have to put the seat down to fit my golf clubs in the back. It's good, though because I can't fit as much paint in the back (yes, that is a good thing). All my advertising is free, except for the Claussen's, they promised to send me a 55 gallon drum of pickle juice.

andrew said...

wedding on a sunday? oh well, I'll see you sometime...

Joyce said...

Wedding on Sunday??? Father's Day Sunday, give me a break. Andrew YOU are the cats pajamas. Your description of your drive caused me to throw my head back with delight.

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