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Saturday, July 28, 2007

A Fool Such as I


Pardon me, if I'm sentimental...

Ah Saturday, endless possibilities. Perhaps my good gal & I will head off to the beach or play some tennis or golf. Maybe both. That Simpsons movie looks tempting, but I think I'll wait until some of the excitement wears off. I still haven't seen Micheal Moore's new movie, Sicko. Christie & I went to see Harry Potter order of Phoenix last night. I was proud of myself, one of the theater employees made an announcement about some new type of screen before the show, & upon conclusion, I started a round of applause for her announcement. Christie then hit me. Hard. As for the movie itself, I felt a bit out of the club, as I haven't seen any of the movies or read any of the books, I've only seen this.

I thought about undertaking the project I've been putting off for a year & a half now, painting the stairway & the upstairs hallway this weekend, but since I'll be headin' to the east side tomorrow, I wouldn't be able to finish it, so I'll save it for another weekend.

Why the title, you ask? Well I had the song runnin' through my head since I woke up this morning. Elvis sang it. Hank Snow sang it. Bob Dylan & the Band played it in the basement of Big Pink. I don't think anyone else can top those three. I think it pretty well sums me up.


Words & Music: Bill Trader
(Now and then there's a fool such as I)
Pardon me, if I’m sentimental
When we say goodbye
Don't be angry with me should I cry
When you're gone, yet I’ll dream
A little dream as years go by
Now and then there's a fool such as I

Now and then there's a fool such as I am over you
You taught me how to love
And now you say that we are through

I'm a fool, but I’ll love you dear
Until the day I die
Now and then there's a fool such as I

Now and then there's a fool such as I am over you
You taught me how to love
And now you say that we are through

I'm a fool, but I’ll love you dear
Until the day I die
Now and then there's a fool such as I
Now and then there's a fool such as I
Now and then there's a fool such as I

Five Favorite Songs of the Day

Ninety Miles an Hour (down a dead end street)-Hank Snow

A Fool Such as I-Bob Dylan & the Band, Genuine Basement Tapes

I think I picked up all the Basement Tapes at this little used cd shop in Grand Rapids. They were selling all five cds illegally, but I was thrilled to come across them. They were never meant to be heard by the general public, but it's some of the greatest music the collaboration had made. These were made up in Woodstock before Woodstock became the mecca of counterculture that it would later become. Some of the music from the basement tapes went on to be perfected on The Band's greatest album, Music from Big Pink, later on the Columbia's two disc Basement Tapes Release & of course in concert, but none of these match the magic of these old grainy recordings of both traditional & original material.

Long Black Veil-the Band, Music from Big Pink

Hold on, Hold on-Neko Case, The Fox Confessor Brings the Flood

Sign on the Cross-Bob Dylan & the Band, Genuine Basement Tapes

Happy Saturday, friends...

andrew

3 comments:

Pam said...

Where is the "Big Pink"? What shade of Sherwin Williams would that be? Except for the color it sort of reminds me of your old residence.

Besides Christie did the other patrons of the theater join in your enthusiasm for the announcer?

I can't wait to see you two tomorrow!

Christie said...

Ha! I did not hit you hard! I believe I actually pinched you out of mere embarrassment. From what I recall, someone started laughing when you started clapping. I will agree though that it was pretty funny. Thanks for seeing it with me!

Joyce said...

Thanks to dial up I started loading the Harry Potter clip and then went to bed. The next morning it was all ready to go. I watched it and asked Mark if he'd like to see it before I moved on with the internet. He sat here for 5 minutes and 21 seconds and laughed louder than anyone laughs at 7:30 AM.

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