Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Max's Room

Max loves movies. He has turned into one of those movie freaks that can quote whole dialogues from different flicks. And he is disturbingly accurate. I think it is a disease or the result of acute malnurishment from a steady diet of pizza, Burger King and Molson ale.

So this Christmas I feed his addiction with some classic films that I loved when I was his age.

One was "Harold and Maude." Which blew his mind. (what little is left after a diet of pizza, Burger King&Beer). And also sent him out to get some early Cat Stevens. Which is currently being played non-stop in his car, his apartment...... and now in my head.

Miles from nowhere
Not a soul in sight
Oh yeah, but it's alright
I have my freedom
I can make my own rules
Oh yeah, the ones that I choose

Lord my body has been a good friend
But I won't need it when I reach the end
Miles from nowhere
Guess I'll take my time
Oh yeah, to reach there.
.... which sent me back in time..... to younger days and the folks I knew and the music and movies I loved then. To a girl I loved then.

In the quiet silent seconds
I turned off the light switch
And I came down to meet you in the half light the moon left
While a cluster of night jars sang some songs out of tune
A mantle of bright light shone down from a room

Come down in time I still hear her say
So clear in my ear like it was today
Come down in time was the message she gave
Come down in time and I'll meet you half way

Well I don't know if I should have heard her as yet
But a true love like hers is a hard love to get
And I've walked most all the way and I ain't heard her call
And I'm getting to thinking if she's coming at all

Come down in time I still hear her say
So clear in my ear like it was today
Come down in time was the message she gave
Come down in time and I'll meet you half way

There are women and women and some hold you tight
While some leave you counting the stars in the night
Nostalgia is good. In correct doses.
All in all, better than a diet of pizza, Burger King &Beer.
Well, the beer is still good.


Unknown said...

Harold and Maude is one of my all time Favorites!!!!

I too love early Cat Stevens and Elton John...hippie music!!!

Randal Graves said...

Harold and Maude is indeed a quality flick. A pox upon you hippies! Bring on the Black Sabbath!

Is that shot actually of Max's room? Ah, college.

Anonymous said...

Gee what a nice post. After all the crabbing about the snow in the last one! LOL. I thought I had the prize for biggest snow crabber! Glad your enjoying your movie time. It seems a lot of us are doing a lot of old movie watching these days. I wonder what that means?

okjimm said...

Yuppers, Dust, Hippie Musix. Great with, ah, Oreos&milk.

Randal, that was Max's kitchen after a party last year. After we filled the first dumpster and could get in that far.

Sherry, I will complain about snow again...... often.... more...snow is the only reason I might believe in God... and he is punishing me. ;)

anita said...

two of my most fav hippie albums!! yay okjimmmmm!!

but seriously i love all that old cat stevens stuff. i still listen to it. yup. early cat stevens. early elton ... rocket man. tiny dancer. and not to mention, donovan and mellow yellow.

so, it goes without saying. i'm a post-hippie-geek.

Anonymous said...

Oh man... that Elton John tune is one my faves. It's right up there with Daniel. I'm glad to hear you turned your kid onto the music and movies from your day. It's so cool to be able to share and appreciate that experience with them.

susan said...

Good choices. Happy New Year, Jimm.

Distributorcap said...

i so forgot about that elton john album - but as for cat stevens, i still cant get the ysuef whatever out of my mind

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