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Monday, August 21, 2006






Waltz..."Better than Fine"

I think this song title should be on the sign signalling entrance to everyone's favorite village. I tend to forget about my favorite little village, these days, it's been over 13 years since I last called it my home, & I've lived in four other cities since.

What a great place to grow up, you could get anywhere on a bike, & Bud's had anything a twelve year old could ever need, baseball cards, Faygo Cream Soda & combos.

I'd like to think that if I still lived in Waltz, that I'd be a regular at the Waltz Inn.

So, what made me think of Waltz today? This fantastic little waltz by Fiona Apple. What? Isn't she the same brat who got up on stage after winning some award & claimed that the whole world was BS, & who's face used to be plastered all over MTV looking like a drugged out tramp? Yes, that's the same one.

I pulled out her latest album, Extraordinary Machine, for the first time in a while today, it's fantastic, one of the best albums of 2005 (I never expected something from her to be so good). I think I listened to Waltz (Better Than Fine) two times in a row.


If you don't have a song to sing
You're ok
You know how to get along humming
If you don't have a date
Celebrate
Go out & sit on the lawn
and do nothing
-cause it's just what you must do and
Nobody does it anymore

No I don't believe in the wasting of time
But I don't believe that I'm wasting mine

If you don't have a point to make
don't sweat it
You'll make a sharp one being so kind
(and I'd sure appreciate it)
Everyone else's goal's
To get big headed
Why should I follow that beat,
Being that I'm
Better than fine

I guess people grow up. I hope I don't grow up too much to forget about playing baseball 'til dark on a summer evening, or the smell of potato pancakes wafting up from the church basement in November. If someone can post any other pictures of Waltz, I'd sure appreciate it.

Five Favorite Songs of the Day

This Side of the Blue-Joanna Newsom, The Milk Eyed Mendor

Waltz (better than fine)-Fiona Apple, Extraordinary Machine

Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down-Uncle Tupelo, March 16-20 1992

My Home is the Sea-Bonnie "Prince" Billy & Matt Sweeney, Superwolf

En Gallop-Joanna Newsom, The Milk Eyed Mendor

never get so attached to a poem
you forget truth that lacks lyricism;
never draw so close to the heat
that you forget that you must eat.

Oh man, where did this gal come from?

Happy Monday, friends, I hope everyone's better than fine!

andrew

2 comments:

Joyce said...

I'm inspired and appreciate that short poem or lyric:
never get so attached to a poem
you forget truth that lacks lyricism;
never draw so close to the heat
that you forget that you must eat.
wow.

Pam said...

"Everyone else's goals
To get big-headed
Why should I follow that beat
Being that I'm
Better than fine"

You are! Better than fine, Andy!

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