chug a lug
Ok. All right. Hooray.
I'm back, and with tunes, no less.
I don't have much time to post today, so it's going to be a quickie. I do want to draw everyone's attention to the links i've added. I've got more...so keep yr eyes peeled. Also, the next post will be a special edition commemorating the newest addition to our family. Should be fun.
Wanted to say to all those eagerly anticipating the beginning of my Big Book phase...well, it aint gonna be. I just don't have the time or energy to devote to Proust. So for now it's "trash" novels of a sort. Starting with Elmore Leonard and moving on to Walter Mosley. Great novelists, really, that get a bad rap for being "genre" writers. What balderdash.
Finished the new McSweeney's. Pretty good. Don't have alot to say about it really...I would recommend picking up the author's individual works, but it's as good an intro as any. Sorry not more to say about it...it's a little too scattered and not completely representative. Plus it has a large amount of essays that might be meaningful to long-time comix readers, but if one isn't familiar with the subjects, the essays are merely tedious. Think i'll get around to an all comix post one of these days (boy i'm full of promises).
Been taking some heat for my politics lately. Oh, well. Formulating a proper response.
Songs. Today is Train Wednesday. (not the band Train...ugh.). I've got about a million train songs, so i'm thinking of making this a bi-weekly thing.
Y'all know the Pogues. You know i worship the Pogues. Got a rare bootleg for ya today. Fun.
The Derailers are a sweet little band from Texas in the tradition of the Mavericks. Chugging, beautiful guitar, bitterweet lyrics and voice that would make Roy Orbison proud. This is another tune in my canon of all time favorites.
If i were an honest man, i'd admit i'm not the world's biggest Indigo Girls fan. (opinionated bastard). I'm an honest man, so i'll also admit that they've never really done justice to any of their covers, particularly "Romeo and Juliet" and, of course, Gladys Knight and the Pips' "Midnight Train to Georgia". So, i'm gonna give you Gladys.
And, finally, Phillip Walker. I'm not entirely convinced this song is actually about choo choo train trains. hmmmm...But man, oh, man do i love this song...raw, bluesy, primal. I seem to like that stuff. ok, gotta pabst blue ribbon beer calling my name.
The Pogues: Train of Love (mp3)
The Derailers: Can't Stop a Train (mp3)
Gladys Knight and the Pips: Midnight Train to Georgia (mp3)
Phillip Walker: Goodie Train (mp3)
(clickity click click on song...download from briefcase. indeed)