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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Another Man Done Gone...

Happy Sunday, friends. There's nothing much to add today. I got up early this morning to watch Man in the Sand, the documentary about the long lost Woody Guthrie lyrics put to music by social activist & singer/songwriter Billy Bragg & the band Wilco. It was quite moving, especially the first hand accounts from Guthrie's daughter Nora.

The documentary is a perfect example of how, as hard as it seems, you can't look at a person's life & condemn it based on certain behaviors. Woody Guthrie's life has been romanticized by some, demonized by others. He was a womanizer & considered to be a communist by many but also stood up for anybody who was having troubles. I guess we're all that way, there's something about all of us to like & probably something just as easy not to like about everyone. Why focus on one & not the other?

The pastor gave a pretty good sermon today about following the bible as a blueprint in the face of many hardships & challenges. That's a pretty good metaphor for how I'd like to relate to people, as though maybe there's some sort of struggle I don't know about so I hope I can just look for the good in people.

Five Favorite Songs of the Day

Another Man Done Gone-Wilco, Mermaid Ave Vol. I

At My Window Sad & Lonely-Wilco, Mermaid Ave Vol. I

All You Fascists-Billy Bragg, Mermaid Ave Vol. I

The Unwelcome Guest-Billy Bragg, Mermaid Ave Vol. I

Dignity-Bob Dylan, MTV Unplugged

Happy Sunday, friends...



Pam said...

So true, Andrew. At the very least everyone has a struggle that we all know about - it's called sin.

Joyce said...

A simply perfect plan.

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