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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I See People Who are Supposed to Know Better Standin' 'Round Like Furniture

Maybe there's just too much entertainment. I find myself sitting in the living room with both the laptop & television with Countdown with Keith Olbermann on television. I'm watching the dog to make sure he doesn't chew the wires from the x-box that I never play & I find a clip of A Hard Rain's a Gonna Fall from the latest tour on Youtube. I've got an Itunes gift card that I got for my birthday that I'm using up.

I find an album of Jack Kerouac reading excerpts from one of my favorite books, On the Road. I read the book around the time of Heidi & Scott's wedding. I remember the day because all the girls were in the house drinking Mimosa's & I was out underneath the carport happy as a clam reading that book. I think I finished it that day.

On the Road is one of those books that interests me because there's a part of me who always wanted to be a part of that freewheelin' lifestyle where people find adventures & artistic expression in everyday life. Jazz is playing in every night club. You're in trouble every time you set your suitcase down so you better keep moving. Nothing is safe, nothing is easy.

I know that lifestyle never fit me, I could never sleep in a car. I feel guilty if I'm not at work for more than three days. I'd rather spend my evenings at home than do just about anything. That doesn't mean I can't let that crazed, scatter-brained coffee & cigarette filled bop prose wash over me as my wife irons clothes upstairs & my dog lies on the carpet & chews on his toy before I go to bed at 10:00 & get up at 5:30 tomorrow morning to go to work. Maybe tomorrow I should get rid of all this entertainment & milk some cows or something.

Five Favorite Songs of the Day

It Ain't Me, Babe-Bob Dylan, Rolling Thunder 1975

Boom!-The Roots, the Tipping Point

The Drunkard's Special-Coley Jones, Anthology of American Folk Music

Old Lady & the Devil-Anthology of American Folk Music

Salt Peanuts-Dizzy Gillespie, An Electrifying Evening with Dizzy Gillespie

Happy Wednesday, friends...



Heidi McClelland said...

You are too funny! I think Mom has a picture of you reading that book under the carport that day... Have fun, see you soon!

Joyce said...

I know I've posed this question before, yet I'm not remembering the response. Are your titles always lyrics? I thought of Winston tonight when we were at the park there was a dog that reminded me of him. I'm looking forward to meeting him.

Pam said...

Which book and tunes will come along to Interlochen? Can't wait to see all three of you Sunday!

andrew! said...

99% of the time the titles are song lyrics. Today's comes from a song called the Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar. Winston gets to hang out at Christie's mother's house while we're in Interlochen.

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