Monday, June 20, 2005
I had a wonderful experience on the golf course today. I had a hole in nothing. Missed the ball and sank the divot.
The listen du jour is the Flamin' Groovies "Jump In The Night", a 1979 effort that's quite retro for its time, reminds me a lot of its contemporaries, The Records "Starry Eyes" and the Seachers' reunion album. Lots of jangly electric 12 string work, and of all things, a nifty, respectful cover of the Beatles' "Please Please Me". Interestingly, Amazon refers to the Beatles cover as "Please Please Girl", a track the Groovies recorded years before, which sounds nothing like the Fabs' tune nor does it reference it. Nice cover of "Absolutely Sweet Marie" as well - in a lot of ways that's my favorite Dylan song (the fact that George H covered it at the Dylan 30th anniversary show didn't hurt with that choice either). The vocals are a bit nasal and the recording, well, it ain't exactly Glyn Johns turning the knobs.
And I still haven't finished "Francis The Talking Mute" yet. Too busy doing super-secret stuff with my test site. The background music is just my current computer-based selection, and given the DRM stuff that's on a lot of CDs, I'm reluctant to put the disk into my computer (and yes, I do have Autoplay disabled, but trust being a superfluous weakness in matters relating to entertainment I thought better of it).
VMWare Workstation 5 is here. Looking forward to playing with that.
Be patient friends, I shall be posting sporadically for a bit, but I'm not going anywhere.