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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Tourist towns are a drag sometimes...





















"Romulus" from Sufjan Stevens


I went for a walk along the pier this evening, as I like to do. It was a beautiful evening to put on a sweatshirt & the. Things looked quite a bit different from the last time I was there, much less crowded. I know Grand Haven's economy depends on tourism, but I can't help but be selfish & enjoy it much more when the tourists are gone. It's beautiful on a night like this, with fewer people it seems more like home, mostly fishermen, runners & folks walking their dogs, & me. The best part of a walk on the pier is not the walk towards the end, but the walk back with the sunlight going down on the land.

Maybe I just hate crowds. So the next time you come to Grand Haven, make sure it's on a cool night during the week.

Five Favorite Songs of the Day

Holland-Sufjan Stevens, Michigan

things will end before they start...

Honest With Me-Bob Dylan, Stockholm, 2007

It's a bit strange for someone in his sixties to write the lyrics;

when I left my home the sky split open wide
I never wanted to go back there, I'd rather have died...

I always loved this lyric, & the way he sings it when he's on, his voice mimics the sky splitting open wide...

One By One-Wilco, Mermaid Ave

The Sprout & the Bean-Joanna Newsom, The Milk Eyed Mendor

Dress Up in You-Belle & Sebastian, the Life Pursuit

Happy fall evenings, friends...

andrew

5 comments:

Christie said...

I like how you have tourist towns can be a drag and then a picture of me (and you waaaaaay in the background) in Traverse, a very touristy city. Wish I could have walked the pier with you instead of being stuck in class!!

Christie said...

I've also noticed that your last 5 blogs have had pictures of me... but you are only in one of those 5. Something needs to change about that. :)

Jill said...

Christie, I was thinking. I bet the two of us face a very similar problem. Our soon-to-be grooms love Bob Dylan. Normally, I can handle this. However, Dan, too wants the man himself at our wedding. He is begging to send an invite and see what happens. He would be spending his time with Bob at our wedding too. Oh, the things we put up with. Haha.

Christie said...

Ha! Well Andrew hasnt gone as far as asking to send an invitation. Although I wouldnt put it past him. :)

andrew! said...

Are you ladies jealous? MmmMMMM?

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