See that big rock in the upper right hand corner of this photo? It sits on the radiator cover in your bedroom, next to the other rocks you’ve brought back from various shores and woods, along with the beach glass your best friend gave you one year for your birthday. “You can ride as far … Continue reading The seen and unseen worlds
How old were you? Ten, probably. What did you buy? Johnny Cash, at Folsom Prison. I can still see the cover and the record as it was when I bought it, still shiny and black and unscratched. My allowance at the time was maybe $3/week, out of which I was supposed to buy school lunch. … Continue reading First music ever bought with own money?
Soundtrack to Route 2: Alberta to Montana to Idaho Come on now child, we’re gonna go for a ride Just our hands clasped so tight, waiting for the hint of a spark I don’t need no dreams when I’m by your side. We were born and raised in a summer haze Letting the days go … Continue reading Soundtrack to Route 2
“…together, country-western on the radio.” Johnny Cash. Tammy Wynette. Dolly Parton. Loretta Lynn. Lynn Anderson. Hank Williams. Glen Campbell. Johnny Cash. Johnny Cash. Has Johnny Cash been mentioned? Johnny Cash. These are the country-western singers you grew up with, the ones who were on the radio in the station wagon as you and your family … Continue reading Stand before a bookcase, close your eyes, pick a book, open it up, jab your finger down on the page, and use that sentence as your opening