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Return Trip

I'm back home again after a return trip as unremarkable as my departure was last Tuesday.

For those seeing the news this morning, the tornado went through Evansville, Indiana, which is at the other end of I-64 from where I was. So Wolf and I were all right. The tornado was part of a line of storms and wind that came through metro Detroit today, so I came home to find a yard full of sticks and twigs ripped from my old elm tree. That leaves me with the very unenjoyable task of picking up tree detritus, which needs to get done sometime this week.

This week's new CD acquisitions from Ear-X-Tacy:
  • Gordon Lightfoot, Summertime Dream -- the one with "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald", which I previously had on LP only.
  • Richard Shindell, Sparrows Point -- About half of these songs ended up on the live album Courier three years ago in slightly different arrangements.
  • Grayson Capps, If You Knew My Mind -- He was the first person who contacted me when I started my page on MySpace.com; he's a folk/blues singer/songwriter from Louisiana, and his album is really good.
Wolf also made me two compilations, one of Rufus Wainwright songs (selected from the four albums we both have) and his selection of R.E.M. tunes from their first eight albums. So I had plenty of music to bring home. That's always good.

Back to work tomorrow. Eek. But then, it's the fastest way to make money to pay for the next vacation.

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vaneramos
Nov. 7th, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC)
Rufus Wainwright is a genius.

Strange weather yesterday. I drove through awfully high wind last night. I saw a couple cars that appeared to have been blown off the road, and a port-a-potty knocked over.
songdogmi
Nov. 8th, 2005 12:27 am (UTC)
Rufus is quite special, isn't he... I'm thinking he won't be contained by pop music for long; I expect he'll actually migrate into writing Broadway-style shows, at the very least. Too bad light opera isn't really a going concern these days.

The wind was something. I was lucky to have missed it while I was driving yesterday, but I got to see full effects when I got home. OIt was probably the windiest storm we've had here this year.
jjfmi
Nov. 7th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC)
Let me know if you need help with the destruction of tree parts. We've been making lots of use lately of our chainsaw and chipper... (Insert "Fargo" joke here...) :-)
songdogmi
Nov. 8th, 2005 12:29 am (UTC)
Thanks, John. Fortunately nothing really big fell out of the tree, so it was containable in yard waste bags. I took off work early today so I could pick up the sticks while it was still daylight.

I have to watch "Fargo" yet. I even own it on VHS. I think I would like it. What's not to like in a quirky movie with murder and snow in it?
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