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Music & Notes From the Road

I have "content" up the kazoo these days. Don't know what to do with it all. I'm continuously compulsively shooting pics and making notes. I'm way backed up. I'll just toss bits and pieces out when I can. 2 weeks ago on the road I was listening to the Elvis station on Sirius radio. Are You Lonesome Tonight is a breathtakingly beautiful ballad. Next they played Elvis doing What'd I Say; never heard this version before. Same arrangement, orchestration, vocal backup as the great Ray Charles original.
  Sign at sleazy looking fundamentalist Christian church on the road near Weaverville: "His blood was poured out for your sins." Yeow! Speak for yourselves, brethren! Patti Smith said it elegantly: "Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine…" in the intro to Gloria on Wild Horses, brilliant song, brilliant album.
  Last week in Santa Cruz I visited a friend who, like me, is, um, bald on top. When I left he said, "Keep the shiny side up."
  A comedian on Raw Dog said, "…so I took it old school."
  The Stanley Brothers: "I'll hush up my mug if you'll fill up my jug with that good ole mountain dew."

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

those who refuse it are few...

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