Tuesday, May 30

Bob THE cat.

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Cats can look so cute sometimes. Just keep the episodes with baby rabbits and windblown baby birds in short term memory. Same with the occasional chipmonk with it's head half skinned off underneath the picnic table. Or the parts of another one you stepped into, in the grass, with bare feet. Or the parts of that bird that were carried onto the front porch in a proud display of huntsmanship; and found a week later under a chair.

I don't even want to think about the kitchen table and counter that are prey to clandestine trips of discovery when no one's home or at night when we are all asleep. And never leave the butter uncovered. Lick marks. (that doesn't sound good at all)

Anyway, like I said, cats are cute.

And to get in a pop culture reference: Squeeze - Cool for Cats Love that song. Catchy cockney lyrics.

The band's founding members were Chris Difford (guitar, vocals, lyrics), Glenn Tilbrook (vocals, guitar, music), Jools Holland (keyboards), and Paul Gunn (drums). Gilson Lavis replaced Gunn on drums and Harry Kakoulli joined on bass in 1976. Their debut album was produced by John Cale for A&M Records.John Bentley replaced Harry Kakoulli on bass in 1979. Jools Holland was next to exit, and keyboard duties were taken over by Paul Carrack in 1980.

Tuesday, May 23

Sailin' shoes.

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I was driving down a country road between Harvard and Woodstock. I saw a tree in the distance with what I thought were huge birds perched in it (or upon later review, they looked like they were hanging upside down). Anyway, it was a tree full of shoes. Why, I don't know.

You've got to put on your sailin shoes
Put on your sailing shoes
Everyone will start to cheer
When you put on your sailin' shoes

by "Little Feat"

I bought the record when it came out in the '70's. Lowell George was still alive. The album design is now considered pretty artsy for it's time. Won top 10 alltime album cover on one site. Classic, simple, strange. Everything but worth much. This is the cover. by Neon Park.

It made up some of the music we listened to as we drove around country roads getting high (on life). Thirty years later I see shoes in a tree (while driving around) and think "Sailin' shoes". Some kind of symmetry going on.