3.12.11

Irish Parade with Richard today. First scone and tea at City O’ City Bakery in Capitol Hill, my new favorite. Rooibos tea latte with soy milk (and usually whip cream, except they didn’t have any). Rooibos is a red tea from Africa, herbal, non-caffeinated, rich in antioxidants, delicious, perfect. I was drinking Earl Grey almost exclusively for a while, then Darjeeling, a super-caffeinated one called Arise, Irish Breakfast, English Breakfast, Assam, and now onto the Rooibos.

Look, it’s a green dog!

Gillian Welch is wonderful. Here’s the song “Back in Time” that she sings on her album, Soul Journey, where every song is good. If I ever sing karaoke, it will be Gillian Welch karaoke. Not all of the following are on Soul Journey, but these are some of my favorites.

“Not Afraid to Die”

“One Little Song”

“Look at Miss Ohio”

“Standing on the corner with a nickel or a dime
There use to be a rail car to take you down the line
Too much beer and whiskey to ever be employed
And when I got to Nashville, it was too much soldiers joy
Wasted on the wayside, wasted on the way
If I don’t go tomorrow, you know I’m gone today

Back baby, back in time
I wanna go back when you were mine
Back baby, back in time
I wanna go back when you were mine

Black highway all night ride
Watching the times fall away to the side
Clear channel way down low
Is comin’ in loud and my mind let go

Peaches in the summertime, apples in the fall
If I can’t have you all the time, I won’t have none at all
Oh, I wish I was in Frisco in a brand new pair of shoes
I’m sittin’ here in Nashville with Norman’s Nashville blues
So come all you good time rounders listenin’ to my sound
And then drink a round to Nashville for they tear it down

Back baby, back in time
I wanna go back when you were mine
Back baby, back in time
I wanna go back when you were mine
Hard weather, drivin’ slow
Buggies and the hats in town for the show
Oh darlin, the songs they played
All I got left of lovin’ me

Back baby, back in time
I wanna go back when you were mine
Back baby, back in time
I wanna go back when you were mine”

I am ready to move to the mountains. Let’s go. I move around a lot. Just looking for something that feels right, just right. I’m getting closer.

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