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Monday, January 05, 2009

Throw my ticket out the window...for tonight I'll be stayin' here with you



Mike & I have dreams of buying the building pictured above (which is located right down the street) & turning it into a record store & a disc golf shop, although it's probably not zoned for retail space. Vinyl is making a bit of a comeback, but mostly for music dorks like me. Compact discs are still my preferred medium, but those are waning fast, even for me, as the mp3 & portable music players set in.

I've had many dreams that didn't come true throughout my life. Starting out, I wanted to be a pastor like my ol' man, then I wanted to be a shortstop for the Tigers. When I realized I wasn't the greatest baseball player in the world, I figured I could be a sportswriter like Mitch Albom. I then realized that the chances were slim of making it onto a major newspaper, so somewhere later I ended up selling paint. Not that I'm complaining, mind you. In fact, as one dream fell away, I figured I added another layer of contentedness. I hope so, anyway. My dreams are simpler, now. I just want to keep my wife happy, have a couple of decent kids that don't hate me & paint for fellow old people when I retire & maybe see a couple of concerts in between.

I always liked this verse from Floater (too much to ask), which I believe was stolen from some Japanese writer.

My grandfather was a duck trapper
He could do it with just dragnets and ropes
My grandmother could sew new dresses out of old cloth
I don't know if they had any dreams or hopes

I had 'em once though, I suppose, to go along
With all the ring dancin' Christmas carols on all of the Christmas Eves
I left all my dreams and hopes
Buried under tobacco leaves

Five Favorite Songs of the Day

Java Jive-the Ink Spots

Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)-Bob Dylan, Shepherd's Bush Empire, 2003

Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You-Bob Dylan, Nashville Skyline (on vinyl!)

Song 2-Blur

I'm not sure what made me think of this song, but I do remember having it in my head when I walked across the stage to get my diploma when I graduated high school.


It Makes No Difference-The Band, the Last Waltz

Had I heard this song a little earlier in life, I may have dreamed of being in a band. This is such a perfect, simple little song that suits Rick Danko's voice perfectly. I get the chills everytime I watch this, especially when Garth Hudson's saxophone comes in.



Happy Monday, friends...

andrew

10 comments:

Mary said...

That building is really neat - you could make a great retro kind of store in it. I love your idea. I want to get an old fashioned stereo and turntable. I have given about 3 to Matthew who has them scattered about his home. He has nothing but food in that house that is after 1980. Maybe a few musical selections. I also enjoyed the poem. I always feel enlightened after I read your blog.

Dan Van said...

I have a new dream for you...make budget... (j/k)

andrew! said...

I think I have better chances at the record store...

Joyce said...

That's a cool-looking building. I wonder if anyone else has dreams for it.

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