“You wait for a gem in an endless sea of blah.”
Lawrence Grossman, Canadian politician
I am going to continue on about my feelings. Blah and pensive would be accurate to describe my mood. This is just stream of consciousness babble. I am flipping through a book that just arrived “The Ways We Touch” by Miller Williams. I bet you’re saying he’s the father of Lucinda Williams and a University professor of English and foreign languages at the University of Arkansas, and you’d be right.
I am listening to the Barenaked Ladies CD titled “Disc One 1991-2001” and I am reading the liner notes from Steve Earle’s “Washington Square Serenade” CD. I guess somewhere I must be a romantic because I think it’s great that Earle is so crazy about his wife Allison Moorer (sister of Shelby Lynn), whose CD “Mockingbird” sounds pretty good. Once my mood swings toward energetic I look forward to playing the New Barbarians CD “Buried Alive, Live in Maryland.” You know who the New Barbarians are/were Ron Wood, Keith Richards, Stanley Clarke, Ian McLagan, Bobby Keys and Ziggaboo Modeliste.
I am about to head toward the living room to place the sound reducing headphones on, plug into my iPod, and read “LA Outlaw” by T. Jefferson Parker while wife watches “Dancing with the Stars” in the family room. I suspect I will listen to Moorer’s CD once I place her songs into the iPod.
I listen to NPR for the top stories and then turn it off to listen to music. In my car CD player are: in slot one the Grateful Dead; slot two is Ray Davies CDs, “Working Man’s Café;” slot 3 is a compilation of Ray Davies songs I put together. Slot 4 is the new one from Holly Cole titled “Holly Cole.” Did you know she is related to Tom Waits? A cousin of some sort. Slot 5 is Shelby Lynn's new one. I don't remember what is in the 6th spot and if you find yourself losing sleep over that fact, leave a message and I will get back to you.
My apologies for not really making all the blog stops at many of my favorite sites, but I am either too busy or too tired there is no in between.
If you haven't seen the Tracy Ullman "State of the Union," which takes a satirical look at daily life in the United States on Showtime, I'd recommend skipping it. It's to close to home and I found it depressing that we are so screwed up.
A cryptic public shout out to a friend who is on his way to being recognized as the talent he surely is. Maybe Toner Mishap will get an early preview, eventually.