Friday, February 04, 2005
ON HIATUS (for the weekend)
Friday night is full too! My granddaughter Savannah and I are going to see former Raider guitarist Jim Valley at one of his children's concerts. Going out with Savannah automatically means a trip to Applebee's also.
I know you are all gonna be at a loss without the wit and cutting edge commentary for a weekend! But here are some suggestions to help you pass the time.
Watch some OLD favorite movies. My suggestions: Casablanca, Benny and Joon, Green Card, Alice's Restaurant, A Mule For Sister Sarah, or perhaps The Outlaw Josie Wales.
Save America! You can spend your weekend thinking of creative ways to keep the stupid from copulating the country into oblivion! Be creative! Perhaps estrogen laced Budweisser would help?
Sing the long version of American Pie over and over till you know all the words by heart! That oughta take up some time!
Read a good book! I strongly recommend The Daily Show with Jon Stewart presents: AMERICA: a citizen's guide to democracy inaction! Or any Robert B Parker novel!
Finally, I leave you with my baker's dozen favorite songs of all time:
13. EVANGELINA- Hoyt Axton
12. THE DUTCHMAN- Steve Goodman
11. PAPERBACK WRITER- Beatles
10. LOVE AT THE FIVE AND DIME- Nanci Griffith
9. DON QUIXOTE- Gordon Lightfoot
8. TANGLED UP IN BLUE - Bob Dylan
7. MAINSTREET- Bob Seger
6. THE WEIGHT - The Band
5. RUNNING ON EMPTY- Jackson Brown
4. TRUCKIN- Grateful Dead
3. AS TIME GOES BY- Jimmy Durante
2. AMERICAN PIE- Don McLean
AND... MY # 1 ALL-TIME FAVORITE SONG (drumroll please)....
A BETTER PLACE TO BE- Harry Chapin
CITY OF NEW ORLEANS- Arlo Guthrie
STEAMROLLER- James Taylor
SWEET BABY JAMES- James Taylor
STEPPIN OUT- Paul Revere and the Raiders
BABY BLUE - Badfinger
SAM STONE- John Prine
Let's try a baker's dozen (in no partic'lar order):
13. Robin Trower "Too Rolling Stoned" (and how could I have left "Bridge of Sighs" off my top album list?)
12. Lou Ann Barton "Tee Ni Ne Ni Nu"
11. The Motels "Mission of Mercy"
10. Elton John "Dirty Little Girl"
9. Tom Waits "Telephone Call From Istanbul (live version)"
8. Grand Funk Railroad "Footstompin' Music"
7. Billy Joel "Stiletto"
6. Detroit/Mitch Ryder "Rock and Roll"
5. Larry McCray "You Don't Know"
4. Bob Seger "Highway Child"
3. Booker T and the MGs "Hip Hug-Her"
2. The Commodores "Brick House"
and number 1 not because it's my all-time favorite, but because I'm making myself stop here:
1. Tower of Power "What is Hip?"