Somewhere in the back of my consciousnes I hear Dr. Drew Weiss quoting Robert Burn’s, “To a Mouse.”
“The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft agley,”
Followed by his favorite explanation of the couplet:
So when I miss my 4,000 word goal by, well, 3,800 words, instead of gripping, I try to let it go and prepare for the next day.
City, Colour & the Mission Bell
A ray of sunshine suggested I listen to a band named City & Colour. I got through their 4 albums today and started to listen to their newest album, “Little Hell,” one and a half times. It was good and I’ll write a full review of it before she gets back from her Thanksgiving vacation but going into my 5th hour of listening, I found that I was not quite as addicted as she claimed I’d be, yet. Part of it might have been a 5 hour exposure but part of the problem was that I was still having the shakes from a new artist I discovered while mixing and matching my radio stations on Spotify.
James Taylor & Keb Mo Had a Baby
And they named him Amos Lee and they decried him to soulful, succinct and savored in the bosom of classic roots – blues, country & folk. Some would draw vocal comparisons to Ben Harper and you can hear the caedence at times, but you can also hear the influences of several artists along with Taylor, Mo & Harper such as CCR’s John Fogerty. And, who’s that singing with Lee on, “El Camino Reprise“? Willie Nelson!
Lee is clean, crisp, polished and sharp. You can hear Route 66 open and see the sun set when he plays. Gentlemen acoustic blues. He’s a beautiful throwback, an ode to a day when music took craftsmenship. I’ve heard his latest album, Mission Bell, twice again today.
I Hope I Get to Introduce the Music to Her
It’d be an even trade. If she hasn’t heard of Amos Lee, I think she’ll really like it. And what is more fun to share that good music?
Hold Me Accountable Things I Did Right
Brunch: PB & J. Baked Ruffles. Orange
Snack: raisins & cinnamon Chex (no milk).
Dinner: Tilapia. Fruit tray – strawberries, pineapple, muss melon
Walk: 2 hours
Dinner Snack: popcorn, no salt, 1/2 serving
Iced Tea: 3 glasses
Water: 3 glasses
Hold Me Accountable Things I Did Not as Right
Brunch: 2nd BP & J
Diet Pepsi: 20 oz.