Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Make It Count

“If I had my life to live over...”

How many times have you heard someone express that lament? I suppose most of us have fantasized about being able to return to some point in our lives at least once. How would your life be different if you had taken the other path at a crossroads in your life? And, wouldn’t it be grand to relive some wonderful time long past?

Of course, time and life continue their irreversible flow and going upstream isn’t possible, so we each must make the most of the present.

Kat Eggleston - Home.mp3
More about the wonderful music of singer-songwriter Kat Eggleston here. All of Kat’s recordings are available from one of my long time favorite independent labels. Visit Waterbug and check out their $5 samplers.

Doc Watson – Childhood Play.mp3

Steve Goodman – Video Tape.mp3
Another classic from the late great Steve Goodman. This is from his Say It In Private album.


Blogger Clay Eals said...

Good to see your post about Steve Goodman. He often doesn't get his due. Thought you might be interested in an eight-year project of mine that has come to fruition -- an 800-page biography of Goodman published in May, "Steve Goodman: Facing the Music." My favorite Goodman song is "Video Tape." Please check my Internet site below for more info on the book. Just trying to spread the word. Feel free to do the same!

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September 25, 2007 10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If one could go back, would you get to take all your knowledge with you, or would you be ignorant of the future like you were the first time around? I wouldn't care for the latter.

As from Goodman, another class act taken from us too soon. Aside from his music, how can you not like a die-hard Cubs fan who called himself "Cool Hand Leuk" after his diagnosis?

Very nice lamenting songs, Ed, considering my current situation.

September 26, 2007 8:22 AM  
Blogger kjk said...

well, my cubbies could use all the help they can get, right about now. hope old steve is up there pulling some strings ...

September 26, 2007 9:53 PM  
Blogger retank said...

Kat Eggleston,,that was beautiful!

September 27, 2007 5:01 AM  
Blogger Jim H. said...

Goodman was a gem. In one of his many hilarious songs, he asks his music-loving girlfriend "If me and B. B. King was both drownin', which one would you choose?" She hestitates only a moment before replying "Baby, I ain't never heard YOU play no blues."

I wonder if he and Mike Royko are hangin' out?

September 27, 2007 12:23 PM  
Blogger Black Dog said...

Hello Ed, Been off the circuit for a couple of days only to find the bus is stuck in the mud. Just go forward. Good tunes for a world in tilt. The tunes get better and better while thoughts spin. Clutch in first gear and moving forward...all thoughts fly... k.

September 28, 2007 11:40 AM  
Blogger Ed said...

Clay Eals,
"Steve Goodman: Facing the Music" looks like an outstanding work! I have ordered a copy for the Bus.

September 29, 2007 9:24 PM  
Blogger kjk said...

ed, i was just about to post this please come back song and here you are!

September 29, 2007 9:27 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Thanks, Ken, for the beautiful tune.
I've had to pull double shifts at the plant for the past few days. They put us back on overtime a couple weeks ago.

To top it all off, I've come down with a bit of a cold.

I spent all day, Saturday, transferring some more old records and drinking herbal tea (with a shot of bourbon).

I’ll have the Bus back on the road come Sunday evening.

September 29, 2007 9:45 PM  
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September 29, 2007 10:06 PM  
Anonymous Dan said...

The Kat Eggleston track is brilliant! The lyrics are perfect. Great choice, Ed, and thanks.

October 01, 2007 5:48 PM  

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