Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Swing and turn, Jubilee

Autumn has fully taken hold here in Virginia. The morning drive in to work is made much more enjoyable with the colorful tapestry of the leaves shrouded in the early morning fog along the river.

I really enjoy the change of seasons. The hot, sticky days of summer are past for another year replaced with the crisp autumn mornings and their blanket of fog. I drive the back roads to work. The road I drive winds along as it follows the Appomattox River to it's confluence with the James. Just me in my antique sports car, a winding road, and Mother Nature's beauty dressed in a coat of many colors. It's a pleasant way to start each day and to renew one's spirit.

Bonnie Phipps - Streetsinger's Heaven.mp3
from her 1982 Autoharpin' LP on Kicking Mule Records (out-of-print)

Guy Carawan - Jubilee.mp3
from his 1979 Jubilee LP on June Appal Records

Bob Devlin - Applepicker's Reel.mp3
from his self-produced 1976 LP Live at 18th & M recorded on the streets of Greorgetown (out-of-print)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the choices that you have made for the day Ed.
I also enjoy this time of year getting away from the heat is always a good thing.
The colors are just starting to turn down here and It looks like its going to be a nice one this year..
I am hoping that It is going to be warm enough this weekend so I can get the bike back out and ride
Some of the parks just to check out the colors..


October 26, 2006 6:56 AM  
Anonymous Lucy said...

Good picks, Ed. Really like Carawan's Jubilee. Fall is probably my favorite season. I don't have the pleasant ride to work you do (mine is mostly interstate chuck full of insane drivers), but I do take note of the changing colors on my way. Sunday should be perfect for the Celtic Festival (provided I get my yardwork done Saturday, I'm running out of weekends).

October 26, 2006 8:21 AM  
Blogger Ed said...

Joey - A motorcycle, a lonely road, and the colors of fall, hard to beat that combination.

Lucy - Insane drivers and interstate highways? How can you notice the colors? Keep your eyes on the road!

October 26, 2006 2:42 PM  
Anonymous Lucy said...

If I keep my eyes on the road... I'll become one of "them".

I believe in taking the time to notice the colors & smelling the roses or whatever flowers are on my desk ;)

October 27, 2006 10:29 AM  
Anonymous Rockin'andRollin' said...

Bonnie Phipps, her voice remember me an singer of the '50s Bonnie Guitar. Strangely the same name too.

November 01, 2006 4:59 AM  

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