Tuesday, July 06, 2010
"I'd love to be with you, and the sun will rise, the sun will rise."
Cool, blue heaven.
Penobscot Bay, Maine
As the ferry made its way across the bay, a cool ocean breeze reminded us why we should have stayed put. Thick blue haze on the horizon warned us before we touched down but, who listens to anything any more?
(The title of this post — along with the musical selections — came with me across the Bay, 'The Velvet Fog' laying down his swingin' 1968 version of 'Sunshine Superman' as only Mellie Mel could do. The super-hip vocal styling gave me a chill — like someone walking over my grave (but, in a nice, cool, friendly way) — as I tried to remember if the people I knew back then (Yes, of course I was alive WAY BACK THEN) really talked like that. They probably didn't but, I probably didn't know anybody hip to laying down that righteous jive.)
Damn, it's hotter than H-E-Double Effin' Dogs on the mainland!
(Buy: Donovan: Sunshine Superman)
(Buy: Rickie Lee Jones: Duchess of Coolsville: An Anthology)
(Buy: Big Jim Sullivan: Sitar Beat)
(Buy: Enoch Light: Enoch Light's Action: It's Happening...So Let's Dance!)
(Buy: Mel Torme: Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head)
And, just because I needed a (cooler) little bit of the Super Rainbow to get me through this 'happening', well, here it is.
(Buy: Black Moth Super Rainbow: Dandelion Gum)
Friday, January 01, 2010
I'm ready for my close-up.
Man, they should take these things (blogs and, the privilege to) away from you if you go a whole year and just slap up one half-arsed post.
But, they don't so, what I'm tryin' to say is ...
Hello darlin' nice to see you it's been a long time
You're just as lovely as you used to be
How's your new love are you happy hope you're doing fine
Just to know it means so much to me
What's that darlin' how'm I doing guess I'm doing all right
Except I can't sleep and I cry all night till dawn
What I'm trying to say is I love you and I miss you
And I'm so sorry that I did you wrong.
Hey, look kids, I'm back to it! (Well, maybe until next year or, maybe this year I'll surprise both you and myself, and stay on top of this thing.) Don't get all wet, however, I did just say, "Maybe."
See ya' real soon! (Or, not.)
Photography : Sally Dennison (via)
(Buy: George Jones: High Tech Redneck)
(Buy: Conway Twitty: The Very Best of Conway Twitty)