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“Into the Morning” with thoughts about John Prine, Steve Goodman, David Bromberg and Brother Jack McDuff??
As I was straightening sugar and flour in the baking aisle at Target tonight, the “jukebox in my head” started playing Steve Goodman’s “City of New Orléans” and I was singin’ along and hoping that I was singing softly enough, so that no one could hear me!! After that Steve’s “Turnpike Tom” came on. I love that song!
Updated from 2012….
So there are certain things in life that you remember, your wedding day, the births of your children, but probably not when or where you bought a record album, and if you do that album must be pretty significant, at least to you! Well today is the birthday of an artist whose début album I bought at the student union record shop on the campus of the University if Florida in 1971. Happy Birthday, John Prine!!
So last night I was again going to go into the night with “Feeling Mortal” off of the new Kris Kristofferson album of the same name, but instead I listened to his 1971 release The Silver Tongue Devil, which is probably my favorite Krisofferson album! Then I just lost track of time as I was off thinking about the year 1971 and how my music library grew that year. It was my first year saway from home, the fall of 1970 and then 1971, freshman year at the University of Florida and after surviving failing my first Physics test miserably, it turned out to be an ok year educationally. Musically it was a terrific year! It was the year that John Prine and Steve Goodman’s debut albums were released. Who would have thought that I’d still be listening to their music over forty years later and still loving it! Most of the nights I work at Target I usually sing softly, I hope, John Prine’s “Illegal Smile” or “Hello in There” while I straighten the coolers and freezers!! But in 1971 a boatload of albums were added to my musical library, many of which are still favorites today!! Here’s some of the other albums released in 1971 …….
I had forgotten about this return trip that John Glenn made to space at 77 years old!
John Glenn returns to space
Nearly four decades after he became the first American to orbit the Earth, Senator John Hershel Glenn, Jr., is launched into space again as a payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Discovery. At 77 years of age, Glenn was the oldest human ever to travel in space. During the nine-day mission, he served as part of a NASA study on health problems associated with aging. continue reading
So there are certain things in life that you remember, your wedding day, the births of your children, but probably not when or where you bought a record album, and if you do that album must be pretty significant, at least to you! Well today is the birthday of an artist whose debut album I bought at the student union record shop on the campus of the University if Florida in 1971. Happy Birthday, John Prine!!
So I just finished a run and the soundtrack was Put A Buzz On by Catfish Keith an album of acoustic blues. At the end of the album, a song came on titled “Hawaiian Cowboy” with some good guitar, but of course the song took my mind immediately to that old John Prine classic “Let’s Talk Dirty in Hawaiian”. So let’s go into the night with some John Prine, while I go take a shower and get something to eat!!
Kevin Drum in Mother Jones today makes some great comments on the new book by Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein, two of Washington’s premier Congress watchers, It’s Even Worse Than It Looks. and I love the headline of Mann and Orsntein’s Op-Ed piece in today’s Washington Post Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem. Speaking of problems – Horror Novelist Stephen King Tells The 1% To Stop Being Selfish Pricks posted at Addicting Info by Justin “Filthy Liberal Scum” Rosario! Way to go Mr. King, you tell’em! Meanwhile, Stephen Colbert takes on the new ‘Gateway Sexual Activity’ Bill” recently passed by the Tennessee legislature posted by Crooks and Liars by scarce! Which just led me to this John Prine song!
Addicting Info: Justin “Filthy Liberal Scum” Rosario:Destroy All Humans! The Secret Satan Spawned Plot Of Environmentalists (According To The Insane Right Wing)
Hum, who destroyed “Paradise”??
yep, those pawns of Satan are out to destroy the world….soon we’ll ask “Whose Garden was This” because of those “Environmentalists” right!
I’ve written before that John Prine had a big influence on my musical listening when I first heard the songs on his first self-titled album I loved them, They were bright and funny like “Illegal Smile” and then simply poignent like “Hello in There”
Here they both are from each end of his great career!