Ballad of a Thin Man: Bob Dylan

Posted January 29, 2023 by katry
Categories: Video

Want Ads: The Honey Cones

Posted January 29, 2023 by katry
Categories: Video

Sunday Papers: Joe Jackson

Posted January 29, 2023 by katry
Categories: Video

Ain’t That Good News: Sam Cooke

Posted January 29, 2023 by katry
Categories: Video

Posted January 29, 2023 by katry
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“One reason that cats are happier than people is that they have no newspapers.” 

Posted January 29, 2023 by katry
Categories: Musings

The sun was shining earlier. I was surprised at how warm it was when I got the papers. It was 50°, almost today’s high of 52°. No wind is the difference. I have a list of chores. Topping that list is the yard clean-up. I see papers everywhere. The house is next. It too still needs a bit of clean-up, but for that I need my dustpan and brush. It was in the living room. It isn’t now. I guess it grew appendages.

Sometimes I forget what I want. I start to go to somewhere, but then, on the way, I get distracted by things like a crooked picture, a giant, menacing dust bunny or Nala’s chewed scraps of paper. I stop to clean, but by the time I’m finished, I have usually totally forgotten what I originally wanted. I decided to start carrying a notepad and a pencil connected to the pad by a string. I’ll write on the pad the day and date and where I’m going and why. I’ll just have to remember to check.

When I was a kid, I had no idea what was going on with world until John Kennedy was running for president. I read the paper for the news, followed his campaign and wore his buttons. “If I were twenty-one, I’d vote for Kennedy,” is the message on the big campaign button and my favorite button. My second favorite is, “Returned Peace Corps Volunteer for McGovern-Schriver.” I also have a McGovern-Eagleton button I pinned to my backpack when I went to Europe the summer before the election. In Finland, I was sitting in in the hotel restaurant having dinner, reindeer, and watching TV. I was in the Arctic Circle with herds of reindeer blocking the road and an endless sun.

When I lived in Ghana, I knew what was happening in the world as it was summarized in the Week in Review from the New York Times which Peace Corps sent us every week. So much was happening. I missed, in my first year, 1969-1970, the moon landing, Woodstock, Manson, the breakup of The Beatles, the continuing anti-war protests and Kent State.

I, hungry for news, at first greedily read that paper, but, within a short time, I’d only browse the column headlines then give the rest of the paper to Thomas to use to start charcoal and to sell in the market. Time moved, and I stopped reading the Week in Review at all. I disconnected.

While I Shovel The Snow: The Walkmen

Posted January 28, 2023 by katry
Categories: Video

California Dreamin’: The Mamas and the Papas

Posted January 28, 2023 by katry
Categories: Video

I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm: Billie Holiday

Posted January 28, 2023 by katry
Categories: Video

Posted January 28, 2023 by katry
Categories: photo


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