Weekend on the Rocks
There’s those thought mazes that, when you take the time to analyze them, just make absolutely no sense at all. What I mean by a thought maze is, the journey that our brain takes from point A to point B to arrive at a thought.
For example, today I was talking to a friend who retold a joke that I had heard a while back. My thought process took me back to when I first remembered hearing the joke, and had flashes of the faces of the people in the room at that time. One of those peoples faces, a girl that I’ve known for some time now, triggered the memory of a conversation that I had earlier that week about her, in which someone told me that they heard she was pregnant, which brought the word “baby” to mind. 2.3 seconds later I was subconsciously humming ‘American Baby’, causing me to stop for a second and trace back how a joke about a clever midget led me to the song in what seemed like an instantaneous jump. I often find that stopping and tracing back through these mazes proves insightful into my own mind.
Old Dirt Hill
Live from Mile High Music Festival
I spent much of today hanging out with one of my oldest friends and his wife and kid. While you know that time passes and we all grow up, there are still those people in your life that bring it right back to those younger, wilder times. Just being around certain people sends you back in time, and you are right back to the mischief and mayhem. While the temperance of age keeps it from getting out of controll, all the fun remains. This song reminds me of those times.
Passing thru my hometown town today I ran into my friend Bubbs, and in Great Barrington fashion we wound up down by the River, started a fire, and drank a bit of whiskey…. Typical GB day for sure!
Dave and Tim Live in Vegas
Another day of travel (and another excuse for my blog being late!) and FINALLY I’m in Massachusetts. I started the day in New York City at my friend Nathan’s place (the singer from Man on Earth). We went and got lunch then I headed to the train. Three and a hall hours later I met up with my mom, then an hour later I was finally home. My two sisters were waiting at the door as we pulled in, and it reminded me of this song. In the last two years I finally have been able to spend time with my sisters, and I wouldn’t trade them for anything. So this one goes out to them.
One Sweet World/Happy Birthday
Live at Piedmont Park
I again spent most of my day today in the airport, waiting for my standby seat. Even though I was stuck there all day I was decidedly uninspired when it came to doing anything constructive, like writing out my daily blog. (Which is why it’s late… Sorry!)
To make matters worse today was my birthday, and I tell you, there is nothing like spending it in an airport all day.
Today, I spent a lot of time mulling over ideas, (like the fact that it was 23 years ago to the day that Dmb played their first show…) and overthinking what song to choose for today, and ultimately chose to go simple. At the end of this version of ‘One Sweet World’ the band plays Happy Birthday for LeRoi Moore.
So I’ll dedicate this to my friend and fellow Dmb fan McCartney, who shares a birthday with me… Pi day!
And as I type this a day late, I also wanted to co-dedicate it to someone who’s birthday is actually today (but she has a strong dislike for Dmb, so it’s funny…) the lovely miss Sam…. Happy Birthday, y’all!