Thursday, September 27, 2007

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Genius knows more than one song

I think that one thing being a genius is, is that within the narrow area you are a genius in, you have versatility. There are lots of musicians I really like, who basically have one song. It's a good song. I like it. But its one song. Well, below is a video of Bob Dylan performing "Mr. Tambourine Man" in 1964, and "Like a Rolling Stone" in 1966. Two years difference.

Two years difference.

There's more. Doing Country with Johnny Cash

And it keeps going. A video from 2006. Only they won't allow emedding with this one. It's new music, but the video is mostly a montage of video of performances thoughout his carerr. There's a funny comment on the YouTube page.

This was probably a pretty easy video for them to make.

it probably went something like this:

"Bobby, could you come in? We need to shoot a video."


But check it out. Good song.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Fierce Friend (3 verses)

Fierce Friend

for Jae

Lift your hands to build a wall of thorn and bone
Rise up
Line your stomach with iron, sharpen your teeth on stone
Rise up
Bathe your tongue in acid, cover your eyes with chrome
Rise up
Set your hair on fire, make a whirlwind your throne

Rise up
Rise up

Drag me from the wreakage, blow your breath into my lungs
Rise up
Help me burn the bodies, help me hide the gun
Rise up
Steal us tickets on a fast ship, one that will really run
Rise up
Wrest the wheel from the pilot, set the controls for the sun

Rise up
Rise up

Rattle your sabre in my chapel, root through my flower bed
Rise up
Startle my heart into beating, turn my blood from blue to red
Rise up
Pry my fingers from the brake, blow the ballast, dump the lead,
Rise up
You and I are going somewhere, we've got to get there before we're dead

Rise up
Rise up

Thursday, September 20, 2007


While doodling at lunch. Perhaps a duet.

Voice 1
I am your emergency brake
When all your tires are flat

Voice 2
I am your fire alarm
When the water is rising fast

"The End," on YouTube

This is the kind of thing that makes YouTube cool. Are you in the mood for some stylish, creepy animation?

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

new pictures on jkdrummondart

She's been painting, but she hasn't been posting. New stuff today at

Laugh for Joy

Do you laugh for joy? Not because something is funny, but out of startled wonder? Like you are hiking the short trail from Highway 89 to Horseshoe Bend Overlook, and you slog through the sand up this hill. You are wondering why they routed the trail up the only hill on the way to the canyon rim, and you crest the top of the hill and you are on the highest spot 360 degrees for many miles. The panorama hits you and you throw back your head and laugh. I do that. It's my favorite laugh.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Rock Creek Bay, Utah

More old material. Pre-blog. This was from the last trip to Lake Powell where we got to go backpacking.

Rock Creek Bay, Utah

I don't carry a camera when hiking, but here is a picture from someone else's hike at Lake Powell.

Hiking Lake Powell

Greatest Hits I

I'm swamped, and won't be posting for the next week or so. Today I thought I'd link to some of the better posts of the blog. I ended up settling on all the posts labeled "plumbing." It is perfectly capped by Beth's six word story.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

My Sweet Heart

"Lemonade on your breath
Sun in your hair
Have I told you how I love you in your underwear"
--Josh Ritter

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