Sunday, April 13, 2008

Miscellaneous

It's amazing how fast life changes. My father fought as a Marine on Iwo Jima and today I played golf with a Japanese man whose uncle was killed there fighting on the other side. I doubt either man could have imaged today's 2-some.

If you have an iPod, download the Dwight Yoacam, Sheryl Crow version of "Baby Don't Go." If you can listen to it without signing along I'll refund your 99 cents. You might also try John Hammond's "If You Wanna Rock & Roll" from "Push Comes to Shove," but if you do you're going to want the whole album.

I was late to the "Into the Wild" party, but I read the book recently, and then watched the movie shortly thereafter, and thought they were both terrific. The story is an old one in which a young man searches for inner truth by freeing himself from the trappings and conventions of society. While the ending is tragic, the underlying story is uplifting. Sean Penn's translation to the screen does not disappoint. It has beautiful scenery, a fantastic cast, and a great soundtrack by Eddie Vedder.

I don't care what anyone says, these shows are not funny: The Office, Reno 911, Flight of the Conchords. Here's a book I want to read: "Unusually Stupid Americans" by Katheryn & Ross Petras.

7 comments:

Woody said...

If you like John Hammond try Stevie Ray Vaughan. I was channel surfing late one night years ago and I listened to about 20 minutes of Austin City Limits. I was blown away by this guy playing a mean blues guitar but did not catch his name. I always wondered who he was. Last year I was listening to my son's MP3 player and identified the singer as Stevie Ray Vaughan. Unfortunately, Stevie Ray died and we will never get to see him in concert. However there are a number of recordings left for us to enjoy in his memory.

d'blank said...

Woodrow -- I am pretty sure that I own every track SRV recorded. He was the man. His "Little Wing" could make you forget Jimmy.

DMJ said...

you already did.
it's Jimi

d'blank said...

Oh, that Jimi.

Birdman said...

He was thinking Jimmy Buffett.

d'blank said...

Jimmy Olsen?

DMJ said...

I learned something today.
Jimmy Buffet is from Mississippi