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Onward Through The Fog

June 26, 2011

This town digging our graves
in silent marble above the ground.
Maybe our bones will wash away.
This city will never drown.
This City, by Steve Earle

— wet bank guy
“i am not alright/but I am upright”

  1. June 26, 2011 1:00 pm

  2. DSimon permalink
    June 26, 2011 5:36 pm

    …silent marble….

  3. doctorj2u permalink
    June 26, 2011 7:31 pm

    “This City” is a wonderful song that says all that ever needs to be said of New Orleans and Katrina’s levee failures. Well that and this link from an Anderson Cooper’s address to Hofstra University.

  4. June 27, 2011 9:05 am

    Thanx for the correction, Mr. S. I guess my headphone decoding skills have degraded some since my teen years, or the period up in Fargo I was trying to teach my son Dr. John As A Second Language.

    DoctorJ I have sort of a Katrina mix in my head from ’05 and ’06 that I revisit sometimes, although it’s painful sometimes: Crescent City Sneaux Eliza Gilkyson’s Requiem, Gather by the River and Tipitina and Me from the Our New Orleans CD, hell I have an actual mix in the car somewhere I would play and drive around Gentilly sometimes. Perverse, I know, but I know at least one other person on this board used to do something similar. I’m going to have to burn a new one before August to get Steve’s song on it.

  5. DSimon permalink
    June 27, 2011 2:10 pm

    No worries.

    I was in my mid-twenties before I realized that John Fogerty wasn’t singing,
    “There’s A Bathroom On The Right”

  6. June 27, 2011 2:41 pm

    Or, as Dave Barry famously once said, “scuse me while I kiss this guy…”

  7. dpb732 permalink
    June 27, 2011 3:04 pm

    “happy as a rafter in the market place…”

  8. June 27, 2011 3:41 pm

    My favorite will always be “Count the head lice on the highway.”

  9. anotheroutsider permalink
    June 27, 2011 4:29 pm

    Jimi actually sang “kiss this guy” at least some of the time! Either he was playing with people mishearing it or he always intended it to be ambiguous… at any rate:

  10. doctorj2u permalink
    June 27, 2011 7:28 pm

    Add Cowboy Mouth’s “The Avenue” to that CD list and we were listening to the same soundtrack.

  11. June 28, 2011 12:48 am

    Jimi messed with our heads like Big Chief Albert drives Delmond nuts . Not Machiavellian but damn near. It is true, Hendrix sang it both ways, FWIW.
    “Come and dig my herb…”

  12. June 28, 2011 9:42 am

    There’s always REM’s “Let’s pee in the corner.”

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