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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Dear Landlord...



Working for a big corporation can be quite frustrating, you never really know who it is you're working for. You've got your boss & your bosses boss & his boss over him. You've got your customers. You've got your sales representatives, your credit department & your employees. I suppose you could even throw shareholders in there. All of these people want different things. The one thing they all have in common is that they all want money. Some want more sales, others want more margins, some want you to cut expenses, some want more hours, others want lower prices. Some days I dream of working for some nice old benevolent man who has complete trust in my abilities & leaves me alone except to give me an atta boy or a nice Christmas (tofu) ham for me & my family.

No matter, today I put it all those people behind me & did some manual labor reorganizing things & cleaning. It's no wonder my old man loves to work outside so much doing yardwork, moving dirt around, growing things, improving things. Improving things has an incredible effect on your psyche.

My early Friday song today is by none other than Uncle Tupelo. You can find any number of songs that will say essentially the same thing by guys like Merle Haggard, Hank Williams & Louis Armstrong but today I like this one.


INTRO:

G


VERSE 1:
G D
Sometimes I get upset when people treat me bad
C G
I don't have time to think and so I get real mad
C
And I pull my hair and find somewhere where I can be alone
D G
And when I do I think of you and head myself back home


CHORUS:
C D G
For I got chores to keep me busy, clock to keep my time
C G D
A pretty girl to love me, with the same last name as mine
C G
When the flowers wilt, a big old quilt to keep us warm
D G
And I got the sun to see your blue eyes, and tonight you're in my arms


VERSE 2:
Sometimes I get unwound when fancy cars drive past
Money don't get me down, I can't make it last
And I bite my nails and if that fails I go get myself stoned
And when I do I think of you and head myself back home

CHORUS

HARMONICA SOLO:
| G | G | D | D |

| D | C | C | G |

REPEAT VERSE 2

CHORUS

END:
G C D G

Five Favorite Songs of the Day

Here's to the State of Richard Nixon-Phil Ochs



Blue Eyes-Uncle Tupelo

Mutiny I Promise You-The New Pornographers, Challengers

Rocket Man-My Morning Jacket The other day a Neil Diamond song, today an Elton John song? What's come of me. Winston's makin' me soft.

A Change is Gonna Come-Sam Cooke



Happy Thursday & Friday, friends...

andrew

2 comments:

Pam said...

Is the picture of Christie taken in Maui?
Hang in there with the job--remember you can't please all of the people all of the time and remember that ultimately you have an extremely benevolent Person that you're working for!

Joyce said...

When you titled your blog, it read like a prayer. Were just renting here.

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