Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Illegal Smile......




Father forgive us for what we must do,
You'll forgive us
We'll forgive you
We'll forgive each other 'til we both turn blue
And we'll whistle and go fishin' in heaven....... LOVE IT!!!

If ever there was/is a performer whose songs I can rely on for a smile when all else has failed, it is John Prine. Whether its a grinning acknowledgement to one of those "had to be there" moments in my past, an ear to ear smile that greets the rest of my body with a hearty handshake, I can count on him to produce the goods. Then, there are the heartripping ballads.....pure poetry which captures the complexities of the ordinary in a manner which raises it to our awareness.

I guess that's why I love his music so much. Its gritty, real and grabs me by my roots. Sometimes his songs are a silly as bag of hammers and sometimes they are as broken as a hard luck tear. Observant, quirky, yet with a steel edge to his stories he has a way of opening up his own life ruminations for anyone who cares to step into them.

Tonight, I have a date with Mr. Prine. I'm a happy enchilada....!!!!

You may see me tonight with an illegal....it don't cost very much, but it lasts a long while...

2 comments:

Mad Mac said...

Hey there - My entire Family got to John Prine, but alas I was not - I did listen to Paradise today and it made me smile - Hope you had a great time in Stinktown -

Nice to read your blog again

I wish you all the Best...

Awareness said...

Mr Mac! Good to see you here.... I miss you and your energy. Still a bit weird not being a part of the SD family, but very happy to be where I am...... I'm sure you've heard HEAPS about the concert. I just love the guy....he's so irreverent.
Paradise was stunning..... one of my favourites. Hope all is well!