Friday, December 31, 2004
BigRock's advice for the day: Always take two aspirin and drink a whole glass of water before going to bed on new year's eve/morning. Trust me on this one.
Two celebratory ditties for ya before a much needed two day break.
Ok, one's a poem. Wait, come back, it's not by me or Sylvia Plath. It'll be ok, I promise. I've always been a bit of a John Updike-as-novelist fan. Never paid much attention to his poetry. But this little piece just strikes me as a perfect capsule of reflection, not just for the new year, but in light of all the recent events in the world. From the Rhino/WordBeat box set In Their Own Voices: A Century of Recorded Poetry.
John Updike: An Oddly Lovely Day Alone (mp3)
And, since Lighnin' already wished us a merry Christmas, why not let him wish us a happy New Year as well?
Lightnin' Hopkins: Happy New Year (mp3)
That'll do it for this year. See ya next one.