|track artist, song-label, format|
| 01 Del Gillman &
the Bar X Boys, Rotation
02 Delmore Brothers, Brown's Ferry Blues-Bluebird, 78
03 Al Dexter, Down At The Roadside Inn-Jasmine, CD
04 The Blue Sky Boys, Searching For A Soldier's Grave-Rounder, LP
- break 10:13 am
05 Hank Thompson, Foggy River-Interstate, CD (1952)
06 Hank Thompson, Squaws Along The Yukon-Capitol, 45 Rpm
07 The Sons Of The Pioneers, Down Where The Rio Flows-Bear Family, LP
08 Foy Willing & The Riders of The Purple Sage, Ghost Riders In The Sky (1956)
09 Norman Blake, Uncle Sam-Takoma Records, LP
- break 10:30 am
10 The Byrds, Ballad Of Easy Rider-Columbia, LP
11 Soul Asylum, Grounded-A&M, LP
12 Bob Dylan, Watch The River Flow-Columbia, LP (w/George Harrison and The Band)
13 Johnny Cash, Big River-Columbia, LP
14 Swervedriver, Last Train To Satanville (for Greg, rare)
15 The Byrds, Lover Of The Bayou-Columbia, LP ("untitled" G38127)**
- break 10:52 am
16 Jason Isbell, Dress Blues-New West, CD
17 Drive-By Truckers, Decoration Day-New West, CD
18 Neil Young, Motion Pictures-Reprise, LP
19 Carey Swinney, A Hero On The Square-Big Shot, CD
- break 11:16 am
20 I See Hawks In LA, Environmental Children Of The Future-Big Book Records, CD
21 The Beach Boys, Steamboat-Warner Brothers, LP**
- break 11:28 am
22 Peter Rowan, River Of Stone-Flying Fish Records, LP*
23 Chip Taylor, Former American Soldier-Train Wreck (New Songs Of Freedom)*
24 Richmond Fontaine, Validation-El Cortez, CD
- break 11:41 am
25 Gillian Welch, My Morphine-Almo, CD
26 Townes Van Zandt, Ira Hayes-Sugar Hill, CD
- break 11:55 am
27 Multicast, R. Smith, How Do You Find Your Way Home-Obliq, CD*
The smoky noise, smiling piano and thumping drums were yesterday. Laughing
songs and blurry tequila shapes have worn away. Today's murky urban sky
is heavy. The Decoration
Day flags are motionless.
I planned to do nothing for the sake of doing nothing. The phone rang. I didn't pickup. I sat in my recliner and kept my head still. For a while I just moved my eyes side to side and around. It felt smooth. I let my eyelids close until just my lashes barely held them open. I daydreamed.
Dirty dishes in the sink stayed dirty. I played some Tom Waits for inspiration. I figured that didn't count cause Waits isn't my norm. So far it's a slow finger twitching day without purpose.
Things going as planned. The last song played, but I didn't get up. I was floating in my imagination. Traveling familiar places and visiting familiar people. Air moved in and out of my nose. Saliva washed through my molars. The house foundation creaked. Surely people were dying somewhere or juiced up on narcotics, laying in the yard staring up at the radiation. Some are making a career of fighting the big green adventure or clinched up in lucid cafe conversation pursuing simplicity through politics. I am lounging in my own tranquility.
So goes it for a while, then I get the urge to snap self-portraits and listen to NEW music. Since this was spurred by indulgence in nothingness I feel my vow is still true. Memories slip along the inside of my skull and the beat goes on. The drapes are open and if the phone rings I still won't answer. I make a call and leave a message. Seems my friend is in the same mood as me.
My stomach grinds so I search out some food. Peanuts in the shell and a diet coke. I turn on the radio and hear an interesting song, "Old World" by The Modern Lovers. I wonder about it and turn on the wi-fi to research. I peer out the window. People walk by. It tempts me to go for a walk. I am giving in. I have decided to do something, but quickly am swamped with deciding what I want to do.
The weathering of my mind.
I recommend The Black Angels w/The Warlocks at the Bluebird Theater, 6/14/08 10:00 pm. The just released Directions To See A Ghost has already claimed a spot on my best of 2008 list. Don't miss this chance to see The Black Angels in a small venue cause I predict they are headed for the BIG time. Earplugs are a must.
Check the Denver/Boulder concert scene.