It's been a busy week. I had my last day of clinicals and had a really good day-- grist for a near-future post. I've got my second-to-last test for my class on Monday, so I've been hitting the books and notes. At least the weather is finally beginning to shape up.
We had a delightful visit with our friend Jodi last night. She and her husband Peter own a record store-- yes, they still exist! Peter was getting the store ready for Record Store Day, so wasn't able to be there, but their one year old daughter Evi was. The last time we saw her, she was only a few months old-- we babysat for them last year so they could go to a Cubs game. Now she's walking, beginning to talk and is a totally charming scamp.
Speaking of Cubs games, I took an afternoon's break from studying and went to the game Thursday. Pictures at the bottom of the post.
1. Terror Couple Kill Colonel- Bauhaus
2. When I'm Gone- Ewan Maccoll
3. Queen of Hearts- Gregg Allman
4. Mixed-up Confusion- Bob Dylan
5. L.A. International Airport- Susan Raye
6. Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine- Country Joe and the Fish
7. If You See Her, Say Hello- Bob Dylan
8. Ramblin'- The Marshall Tucker Band
9. To Ramona- Bob Dylan
10. The Stars of Warburton- Midnight Oil
1. Didn't discover Bauhaus until later in life. Sure glad I did.
2. Maccoll, who was the father of the late Kirsty Maccaoll, wrote "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" for his wife Peggy Seeger, Pete Seeger's half-sister. This is his take on one of my favorite Phil Ochs songs.
3. A slow, smokey number.
4. From the terrific "Biogragh" box set.
5. Loved this one country/pop crossover when I was a kid, but had no idea who did it until I tracked it down a year or so ago.
6. These guys are best known for the Woodstock "Fish Cheer" and the "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag," but I love this one, about a woman who has, as they say, a "morally casual attitude."
7. From "Blood On the Tracks," Bob Dylan's marriage breakup album.
8. I've got a soft spot in my heart for these country-rockers.
9. Some older Dylan.
10. My favorite Midnight Oil song, about a trip across the Outback.