I have one more training shift at the restaurant-- a "runner" shift; you basically stand and watch the food come out of the kitchen in order to see different dishes, in order to be able to identify them, and of course be able to describe them to a customer.
One of the things I like about this place is that they email the schedule to you. I start Monday morning, with a lunch shift, though I have a feeling they may ask me to come in tomorrow night.
After I post this, I'm going to run over to Truman City College and start the ball rolling on signing up for classes, thus starting the next chapter in my life.
1. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue- Bob Dylan
2. Barely Breathing- Duncan Chic
3. The Walls Came Down- The Call
4. Send In the Clowns- Judy Collins
5. Miles From Our Home- The Cowboy Junkies
6. If I Were Only a Child Again- Curtis Mayfield
7. Smokin' In the Boys Room- Brownsville Station
8. Hold On Loosely- .38 Special
9. Rock, Salt and Nails- Joan Baez
10. The Witch- The Sonics
1. This is the version from Biograph, the marvelous Dylan box set. It's live, recorded in Manchester, England on the same tour that the D.A. Pennebaker documentary Don't Look Back was filmed. If you haven't seen it yet, do so, if only to see how many spoofs and homages there have been in various movies and rock videos, including:
- Spinal Tap (the scene where they get lost in the basement on the way to the stage)
- Bob Roberts (same as above)
- Fear of a Black Hat
- The INXS video Mediate (when Michael Hutchence is showing and throwing down cards with the words to the song on it)
2. Great little one-hit-wonder. Kim told me that Duncan Chic is now writing Broadway musicals.
3. The Call were one of my favorite underappreciated bands of the '80's. They were based in San Francisco, but singer Michael Been grew up in near Chicago, and was friends with John Belushi, who he did improv with.
I included the vid for this song at the bottom of this post. Yes, that's Garth Hudson, from The Band, playing keyboards. If Been looks familiar, it's because he played John the Apostle in Martin Scorsese's movie The Last Temptation of Christ.
Looking up Michael Been, I discovered that his son is the singer for The Black Rebel Motorcycle club.
4. My favorite Judy Collins song is her cover of Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now. The Crosby, Stills and Nash song Suite: Judy Blue Eyes is rumored to be about her-- she was dating Stephen Stills at the time.
5. I love this little gem. I saw the Cowboy Junkies at the Park West back around 1990 with my friend Mark.
6. From the splendid Curtis Mayfield box set, People Get Ready.
7. This song (the original, not the Motley Crue cover) was a hit when I was in junior high school.
8. A guilty pleasure. It was written by Chicago native Jim Peterik, who had a huge hit in 1970 with Vehicle with his group The Ides of March, and in the eighties with his group Survivor (Eye of the Tiger).
9. A beauty from Joan Baez' David's Album. When her husband David Harris went to prison as an act of civil disobedience, for refusing induction into the military during the Vietnam War, she went to Nashville and gathered a bunch of the great Nashville session musicians and recorded a country album, one of my favorites.
10. A classic from the Seattle legends The Sonics. From the ever-present Nuggets box set.