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”
“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.
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.
I was in my mid-twenties before I realized that John Fogerty wasn’t singing,
“There’s A Bathroom On The Right”
Or, as Dave Barry famously once said, “scuse me while I kiss this guy…”
“happy as a rafter in the market place…”
My favorite will always be “Count the head lice on the highway.”
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: http://www.kissthisguy.com/jimi.php
Add Cowboy Mouth’s “The Avenue” to that CD list and we were listening to the same soundtrack.
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…”
There’s always REM’s “Let’s pee in the corner.”
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