Friday, April 02, 2010

podging the hodge


Anonymous Richard said...

Ah, Miles from Nowhere was on the jukeboxes the summer I was aimlessly hitchhiking back and forth and back and forth and back and forth again across America (one of those was across Canada.) Also, You Gotta Friend from James Taylor. I had many middle of the night sessions with those tunes - car radios and jukeboxes. Summer of 1970, 200 bucks in my pocket - wealthy beyond measure.

11:23 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Richard: Ah, those traveling theme songs. Stones' "Miss You" all across Europe in '78. Jukeboxes are a lost art: I love to find them out on the road, love to throw money in the good ones. Used to be lots around New Orleans. Be rich, my brother.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Dee Martin said...

Had a major crush on Cat Stevens back in the day...but traveling? Eagles, On The Border got me from Colorado to Michigan. That and my thumb. I DO miss jukeboxes and radio stations that would play an entire album on a Friday night.

10:03 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Dee: This has triggered some nice nostalgia: Friday night album plays: set up your tape system and let it roll...or just drive around town late night, listening to the whole thing.

Road trip music: Lyle Lovett, Bonnie Raitt, Pat Metheny, Van, Blood on the Tracks, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Willie Nelson, Ms Cassandra...

8:56 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Me, I liked Joni Mitchell and Cat Stevens. This was fun. But since I've been writing all weekend, I had to forego the pleasure in favor of instrumentals--mainly Bach and Vivaldi with a few Strauss waltzes thrown in. Lyric mess up my writing at times.

11:52 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: I hear you: wouldn't want "payday / talkin' 'bout some heyday" wandering into any of your lines.

6:39 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Especially not scholarly journal articles or midterm papers on Eileen Chang's "The Golden Cangue;" now that's one dreary story. You might enjoy it. It's got insanity and addiction and marrying for money. Gritty Chinese lady.

3:43 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: I just might: sounds southern/Texas gothic enuff. Sounds downright Houston for sure; maybe even Dallas.

5:28 PM  

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