Living - and already savoring - the Adventures across the backroads of western Idaho and eastern Oregon!

09 October 2008

Feel Good Music

We all have our fav's. I throw this out for consideration. As I leave commuter bus at 0645 by Navy Memorial, downtown DC, and walk twenty minutes past wizzing traffic, homeless folks and yummy-smelling eats, I proffer these tunes:
  • Cinderella - Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Blinded by the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  • Crazy Ones - JC Mellencamp, the Man, the Legend
  • Closer to Fine - Indigo Girls


  • Deuces are Wild - Aerosmith
  • Light Up - Styx
  • The Girl I love, she got long black wavy hair - Zepp


  • To the Last Whale - CSN or the Styx Remake
  • Horizon & Silvia - Steve Winwood
  • The Awakening album - Melissa Etheridge (play it all the way thru)
  • [Anything by Blind Melon]

08 October 2008

Just OK is not OK

A great song, either Soul Asylum or Switchfoot. Yeah, that's a bit of a musical chasm but what can I say - my AM musical tastes are a leap of faith each day that what's on Mr. iPod will fuel my ambition to return to work. Different subject: $2.5B lost in last 15 months in retirement funds. And here I'm frustated not to have mad money. Makes me appreciate the roof over my head and the peace I have at night when sinking into my fav chair. I got so mad at this recession that I upped my 401k by a percent. And reasolved to continue going to Dollar Store 'cause it's so much fun anyway! So there, Mr. Rain on my Parade!

Everyday should be a better day than before. Impossible but worth trying. So, I agree that just OK isn't OK. Onward, onward. Time to slam some Yes, Keys to Ascension, into the speakers and kick it up a notch.