Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Allow me to unfetter my eighth-grade boy self for a moment. This is a place I pass a lot in Burlington, NC. What does it mean?

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Down on the Farm

Things are quiet here on Eaglewing Farm. Nothing doing besides playing the guitar, cooking collards, deep-frying beignets, trippin on fall colors, thinking about raking, growing spinach, procrastinating, walking around, buying fish, writing too much, and waiting for this baby to get born. Hurry up baby.


Stony Island
Hot Tuna Burgers
Seatrain S/T
Lefty Frizzell Saginaw, Michigan
Jesse Hill Naturally
Various artists Laff Attack: Rappin' and Goofin' (so deep; first rap I ever heard?)
Lonnie Mack The Hills of Indiana
Bonnie Raitt S/T
Danny Kortchmar Kootch
Fleetwood Mac Then Play On and Kiln House (crucial)
Peter Green The End of the Game (crucial crucial)
Sand S/T (on Barnaby; Northwest trippin)
Mighty Baby Jug of Love (needed this on vinyl and disk just in case)
D. Charles Speer & the Helix After Hours
Jerry Garcia Band Cats Under The Stars (is this good?)
Hank Locklin The Mayor of McClellan, Florida
Badfinger Wish You Were Here
Henry Flynt & Nova'Billy Nova'Billy 75
Deuter Ecstasy and Haleakala
Roy Smeck The Haunting Hawaiian Guitar (I know Snoc plays a Smeck model; I pick this up in his honor)
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Ease Down the Road (groove)
John Stewart The Lonesome Picker Rides Again
Meat Puppets Too High To Die
Eric Clapton Backless
Ike Turner Bad Dream
Quincy Jones Mellow Madness
Bobby Womack Communication
The Wild Magnolias S/T
Bobby Whitlock S/T
Hag A Portrait of Merle Haggard
Mahalia Jackson The World's Greatest Gospel Singer (her debut for Columbia)
Gene Clark White Light (always and forever; Jesse Ed killing it)

Also a bunch of Conway Twitty, Fontella Bass, Ray Manzarek, the Delmore Brothers, and this damaged Chubby Checkers record called Chequered. I also got sent deluxx reishs of The Band's Music From Big Pink and the brown album and they are blowing my mind again. Chicken bog.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It happened.
I woke up early this morning and listened to Bessie Smith and wondered what she would make of this glorious day. I think she would be proud and amazed. Our baby will be born with Obama in office. How can you keep from weeping with joy?? Hallelujah and Amen.


The rising hills, the slopes,
of statistics
lie before us.
the steep climb
of everything, going up,
up, as we all
go down.

In the next century
or the one beyond that,
they say,
are valleys, pastures,
we can meet there in peace
if we make it.

To climb these coming crests
one word to you, to
you and your children:

stay together
learn the flowers
go light

-Gary Snyder, 1974