Tuesday, February 12, 2008

just a Tuesday afternoon...

As Buddy Miller sings "With God on Our Side" I'm thinking about the meaning behind this Dylan classic.  "If God's on our side, He'll stop the next war."
God gets a lot of stuff dumped on His doorstep, dontcha think.
We get mad at our neighbor, knock his fence down, and kick his cat...and when he retaliates it somehow God's fault.
You're kidding yourself if you don't think the neighbor figures God is on his side too.
He's wondering how come God allowed you to kick his cat.
Why can't we all just get along?
Cuz we're not built that way I guess.
We haven't been gettin' along with our neighbors (or even our brothers) since Cain & Abel.

Friday, February 8, 2008

the winter of our disconnect...

Wow, it's been nearly a month since last I blogged.  So you'd think that I'd have plenty to say.  Well, I've been so distracted by real life that the virtual stuff has taken a back seat.  Has anyone out there checked out 2nd Life?  We're working on a project on 2nd Life at the university.  We'll see.  I know I didn't have much luck navigating the orientation pages, and when I tried out a different virtual world (Videoranch) I was quickly bored.  I'm just not of the 'gamer' school.  Maybe an evening of euchre or cribbage, or even Trivial Pursuit.  
Music-wise, things were pretty slow after Christmas, but they're starting to pick up now.  Ringo Starr's Liverpool 8 is...another Ringo Starr album.  With help from Dave Stewart and Mark Hudson it's musical, but still features Ringo's vocals.  I saw his first All-Starr Band, and had a great time...but can't say I spend much time listening to their live album.
Been listening to some Richard Hawley, and find him mesmerizing.  How'd I miss him for so long?  
Coles Corner and Lady's Bridge, riveting.
Torrent sites have been keeping me busy.  I've been able to download a pile of things that never came out on CD, or at least, were very hard to find.  The complete Richie Furay collection, JD Souther, Carl Wilson's two albums, all items I bought on vinyl...but never saw on CD.
Then there's unreleased material like Dennis Wilson's Bamboo (the followup to Pacific Ocean Blue), Brian Wilson's Sweet Insanity, live Paul McCartney from the Amoeba show, and on and on it goes.  
They have movies too, you can download new films just out in theatres!  
Like Sweeney Todd and Persepolis.
Looking for something to read?  Try Ronnie Wood's autobio Ronnie
it's best to read it while you're sipping a Guinness...just for ambiance!