Weekend Music: John Prine with a Beautiful Arch-Top

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Look at this guitar. Just look at it.

An Austin City Limits classic. Since I’m thinking a lot about grandparenthood and mortality right now, it seems appropriate. I was ten years old when this was recorded.

I don’t actually wear my suit to dinner, but I do hammer nails in planks. And chain-smoke Camel cigarettes (I gotta cut those out). I don’t build houses, stores and banks, exactly. But I do build things. Social things.

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Shake the Dust Off Your Wings and the Sleep Out of Your Eyes

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I post Townes Van Zandt here on New Years’ Day, and that is all we do on the first day of the year. Because he left the world on Jan. 1, 1997, much too early, and I miss him.

I make all kinds of allowances for Townes. The videos can be longer than two-and-a-half minutes and they do not need to include a live performance, as long as the audio is good.

“To Live is to Fly” is his best song.

These demo sessions are his greatest musical accomplishment. The voice and strings work together here in a way that is all too rare. This was recorded the year I was born.

We’re back to business tomorrow.

For today, enjoy your greens and black-eyed peas.

Weekend Music: Short People

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I’d planned to get back to some country music today, but given the week I’ve had, this seems more appropriate. It is one of my all-time favorite pieces of satire, and I am feeling satirical today.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Image found on Reddit by my awesome bro' in-law and shared on Facebook.

Image found on Reddit by my awesome bro’ in-law and shared on Facebook.

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who are celebrating it today, and an awesome day to the rest of you 🙂

I have many, many reasons to be thankful today. I’m particularly thankful for all the wonderful contributors, readers, and other supporters of this blog. You peeps make the everyday blogging worthwhile for me, and I wouldn’t still be here if not for you.

No American Horror Story review today, because there was no episode this week. I’m off to take a family day, but will be back tomorrow.

I’ll be the host for the #SundayBlogShare Twitter party this week. If you’re just joining us here and have a Twitter account, look for tons of retweets of blog post links by @Sourcererblog from that hashtag on Sunday. If you would like to participate, you can find the rules for the #SundayBlogShare hashtag here.

I hope you’re having as fabulous a week as I am 🙂