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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Sing a Little Bit of These Workingman Blues

It's Thursday, but Saturday's coming. By the time of close of business at 5:00 on Saturday, I will have logged in around 53-56 hours at work. Somewhere in the world, people work from 9:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday, but for me it's a distant dream. My boss is coming to town for his bi-annual visit tomorrow, & although it's never as bad as it seems, I can't wait 'til it's over. By the time it's all over, I'm open I have something to show for it other than paint stains on my hands & a messy house.

Five Favorite Songs of the Day

Cellphone's Dead-Beck, The Information

one by one, I'll knock you out!

The Perfect Crime-the Decemberists, the Crane Wife

The Island-Come & See-The Landlord's Daughter-You'll Not Feel the Drowning-The Decemberists, the Crane Wife

Workingman's Blues #2-Bob Dylan, Modern Times

sometimes no one wants what you got
sometimes you can't give it away

I hope Bob plays this one when he comes to the Palace on November 3...

Strange Apparition-Beck, the Information

Happy Thursday, friends, don't work too hard!



Joyce said...

For some odd reason I thought you might had been taking some vacation time. I'm pretty familiar with Dylan's Modern Times album, I'd have to say Working Man Blues is maybe my fourth favorite, but the lines you quoted are prime.

andrew said...

What are your 1st through 3rd? Here's how I'd rank 'em.

1. Spirit on the Water
2. Ain't Talkin'
3. Workingman's Blues #2
4. Nettie Moore
5. The Levee's Gonna Break
6. Thunder on the Mountain
7. Someday Baby
8. When the Deal Goes Down
9. Rollin & Tumblin
10. Beyond the Horizon

Anonymous said...

And you say you aren't a workaholic. I think someone should ask for a raise ;)

Aunt Mary said...

Working Man Blues - Is my favorite

Pam said...

I guess I should get this album--I'm feeling out of the conversation!

By the way- TAKE THOSE VACATION DAYS!-- You're following in your dad's footsteps!

Joyce said...

1. Ain't Talkin'
2. Spirit on the Water
3. Thunder on the Mountain

Honestly, I'm going with Ain't Talkin for #1, because it's what attracted me in the first place, but the electric guitar in Spirit on the Water ranks it up there.

Anonymous said...

Hey Andrew, It's the Beefy Arm!How's life treating you? Nice blog! It's fun having Dan in Nap Town, but I know he misses The Haven. Looks like you and Kristy had a lot of fun at the Tigers Game. Fun, Fun. Take Care

andrew said...

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