Tuesday, April 01, 2003

From Blog To Verse

Under fluorescent flickering light
on the radio tonight
rhyming bedtime stories.
The schema stuck, as you can see
so please enjoy this slice of me.
(As always, tonight's playlist follows in all its glory.)

The Way Back From The Radio Station

First it rained, and then it snowed.
Now there's rimefrost on the road
behind the school, and frost heaves still
to rock us as we crest the hill.

We don't usually go far
in what was once my grandpa's car --
just past the houses, furtively,
we covet for our selves-to-be

and then back to our cinderblocks
to watch TV in fuzzy socks,
eat warm cookies from the tray,
fade, silent at the end of day.

Bob Dorough -- Too Much Coffee Man
They Might Be Giants -- Fibber Island
Trout Fishing In America -- My Best Day
Dan Zanes -- Wonder Wheel
Eddie From Ohio -- Eddie's Concubine
Phish -- Back On The Train
Manu Chao -- Me Gustas Tu
Skavoovie and the Epitones -- Drunk (hmm. a cover, but I don't know the originator)
Barenaked Ladies -- Be My Yoko Ono
DJ Harry -- Rollover Remix (a remix of a String Cheese Incident song)
Johnny Cash -- Desperado (does anyone know who sings the original of this?)
Soggy Bottom Boys -- Man Of Constant Sorrow
Keller Williams -- Anyhow, Anyway
Angelique Kidjo -- Voodoo Child (a cover of the Jimi Hendrix song)
DJ Harry -- Wake Up Remix (another remix of a String Cheese Incident song)
The Be Good Tanyas -- House Of The Rising Sun (Trad.)
Blind Boys of Alabama -- Amazing Grace (to the tune of House of the Rising Sun)
Brooks Williams -- Yellow Hummingbird
Negativeland -- Somewhere Over The Hiccups (classic -- a three year old with hiccups singing the classic Judy Garland standard)
John Ondrasik -- The Hoppity Song
Cassandra Wilson -- Drunk As Cooter Brown
Nickel Creek -- Reasons Why
Dixie Chicks -- Top Of The World (a cover of a Patty Griffin song)
Patty Griffin -- Long Ride Home
Amy Mann -- One (a cover of a Harry Neilson song)
Tukeleur -- Africa (a cover of the Toto song!)

[UPDATE 4/1/03: My father -- a regular reader -- notes:

The original "Drunk" was recorded (and, I'm guessing, written) by Jimmy Liggins, an early 50's jump blues rocker. We should have it on some compilations at home if you want to hear it next time you're in. Hope all is well. Dad.

Thanks, Dad.]

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