Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hard times and funky weather

The word... is
yesterday morning when I woke at 5:30 it was already 80 degrees... this morning, same time, it was only 57.  Go figure.  We had two bits of storms come through yesterday.... the second was rather severe, bringing strong parallel winds, torrential rains and just a dash of thunder.  I had been out biking but had stopped at Oblio's for a pint just before the storm.  Now, if you need be stuck in a storm there isn't a argument about the best place to be is in a sturdy brick building with an ample supply of good pale ale.  Karl had also ducked in.... it is nice to talk to a real newsman.... he usually has more info than what can be put in the paper.. and it sure beats talking baseball.  He had a few comments on the Wiscon recall elections, Anthony Weiner's weiner,  and stuff.  When the storm let up we went out the back for a smoke and the sky was a almost brilliant yellow color, with neat wisps of clean cotton clouds.  Made me wish that I had a camera with me, and equally pleased that I didn't.

Hard times are continuing....and it has dawned on me that America is in the middle of a Un-Civil War. On tv, on the internet, on street corners, in the papers, at the polls. And I realize, that I am on a side of it.  Sometimes it is hard to tell what side. Sometimes I don't care......

..... and other times..... I wish it would all go away.... and leave a beautiful lemon sky.

10 comments:

MRMacrum said...

What a great tune and a great artist. He has been one of my favorites for over 30 years.

Thanks

okjimm said...

Thanks, MacCrum.... mine too!

Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

Meanwhile, La Nina has kept us in Cali cooler than I can remember for spring. Its friggin been cold and we have usually hit 100 by now Jim.

The cold that keeps coming down from your neck of the woods is what worries me tho...it turns into tornado's where the kid lives in OK. And he lives in a friggin wobbly box..aka a double wide.

But Santorum called climate change a liberal conspiracy.

squatlo said...

Ry Cooder, climate change, lemon skies, and pale ale. I like your style, friend. I worry about this un-civil war, too, then realize I'm as guilty as anyone else for my own partisan wingnuttery.
My only comfort is knowing the left is right, the right is wrong, and while two wrongs don't make a right, three lefts definitely will.
Gotta go.

susan said...

We've been listening to a lot of Ry Cooder recently. I love Flaco Jiminez too - remember The Free Mexican Airforce?

All I can think nowadays is maybe lady Gaga will write a new national anthem: America the horror movie.

Randal Graves said...

And here I had you pegged as Motörhead man.

okjimm said...

Susan... Cooder's catalog is a many splendorous thing

Randal.... I am a motor head... that's why I get oiled often. no rust on me

S.W. Anderson said...

Please, okjimm, be on a side of it. We need all the help we can get. Some day it will mellow out. I hope I live to see that day, and hope you do too.

susan said...

ps: We got to see him at the Newport Folk Festival when he filled in for an ailing Randy Newman. It was a very memorable show.

okjimm said...

SW... I think you know which side I am on... just every once in a while.....

Susan... bakc in the 70"s I caught him in a bar in Madison... great.

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