Sunday, March 25, 2012

21st century blues


I'm tired.

Don't know if it's some sort of malaise, the wonderful effect of puke-green pollen, or just deadlines and commitments.

But, I'm tired.

Did a little work this morning then came home and slept for four hours. Sinuses drained. It rained.

The highlight of the day was Jenn bringing home two totes bought at a yard sale, filled with old newspapers and magazines, about Elvis and JFK and Mickey Mantle and Richard Nixon. Down at the bottom of one was a surprisingly clean vinyl copy of Elvis's last studio album, "Moody Blue." Alas, the vinyl was blue. I'll find the black vinyl version one day.

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. One box also contained something I've never seen: The Rolling Stone issue from just after Elvis's death.

I heard today that the Elvis statue is being removed from what used to be the Las Vegas Hilton. Hearing such news on the heels of seeing the trailer for the new Tim Burton "Dark Shadows" farce made me want to crawl into a hole and hibernate.

I was born too late and I know it and sometimes it just plain sucks.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Spencer Solomon said...

I'm the same way. It's probably unhealthy how much I wish I could live long ago and in better times.

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was watching the Johnny Mathis video of "Yellow Roses on Her Gown," did some Googling on that and found your blog.I think we might be separated at birth. lol. I am so crestfallen over what looks like the farce that Tim Burton made out of Dark Shadows. I just saw the full trailer, when I went to see The Hunger Games over the weekend, and I was sickened by the trailer.

Glad to bookmark your blog!

Lisa
Atlanta, Ga.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Jake Mabe said...

Ha, ha -- thanks so much for the note, and for reading, Lisa. "Yellow Roses on her Gown" is a haunting piece of music. It is my favorite Johnny Mathis song and is one of my favorite pieces of music. Such a deep composition.

Crestfallen is also the perfect word for my reaction to the new "Dark Shadows" trailer. I, too, had such high hopes.

Thanks again for your note. I really appreciate it.

12:33 AM  

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