Thought Organization Status – Ramble
After hearing a song from him on the show Your Honor I looked him up recently, and discovered that he had a great many albums (some live and compilations, but still) in his late period that I managed to miss during my bluegrass period. That led me to this article on his love lives, which I found quite interesting. I found the line “He had many adulthoods” quite gripping, though not quite accurate.
Upon reflection on his personal life and career in the back of my head while doing a lot of rote cut and paste work I had the thought, “Leonard Cohen was a machine who converted people into art” (not meant as a compliment)
The album cover is one of my favorite photographs
I really like Kate Wolf – her songs are short, sad, and good.
He died last year actually, he was 67 – I just heard about it yesterday. Amazingly his memorial service is online – and led to today’s quote of the day
When you’re slinging mud you’re losing ground
You can play it that way if you don’t mind it sounding that way.
After about 20 years of missing him for one reason or another. I saw him last night at the City Winery – which is a very, very impressive venue
In Duluth of all places
(Woman I was talking to referring to band on stage)
“The singer sounds like he’s hitting a baby with a cat”
- Bill Buckley and Hugh Hefner
- Town buys strip club to shut it down –
The town of Lavonia shelled out nearly $1 million Tuesday to buy and shut down the strip club along I-85. Then, the city quickly burned the interstate signs advertising the club, which was popular with truckers.
For those curious, that’s $1,287 per household. Such a wise use of taxpayer dollars.
- Toby Keith opposed the Iraq War
- Quote of the moment (by Ben Franklin) “A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.”
- Check out this Despair.com post, and the government reply – quite funny, and scary too.
From my new tiny video camera. The sound quality is impressive, the degree to which YouTube Crunches it is not welcome.
Last night I saw Tom Waits playing the Fox Theater. The show was wonderful; he did about half the songs I was hoping he would do. The only fly in the ointment was the massive array of hoops that TicketMaster made everyone jump though; only two tickets per household, original credit card required to enter, ticket checks every 20 feet, etc. It was a bit like the old Soviet Union. Security was much tighter at the show than at my visit to the capital last year actually.
And an addendum – I was talking to a long time Waits fan after the show and she said that the security concerns probably were Waits’ idea; apparently he’s willing to go a long way in his vendetta against scalpers.