Saturday, February 4, 2012

"The Only Person in the Whole Bloomin' World"

Maybe a mathematician schooled in chaos theory could prove it, but I tend to believe that people have more in common than we might suspect: we sleep; we get up; we eat; we work; we amuse ourselves.

Narrow that down to the people in this world caught up in the web of technology, and the commonness probably grows more common.

But this post is about music, which come to think of it, is universal, and there's nothing more common than universal. Since I purchased a MacBook Pro, I've been indulging in iTunes a couple of times a month. I need to remember a song or hear one on the radio before I'm provoked to connect, but once there, that song often reminds me of this song. 

Such was the case when I went to download Robert Earl Keen singing "Tom Ames Prayer" and Lyle Lovett's "If I Had a Boat." I suddenly remembered Kevin Welch's "Something about You" and downloaded it as well.

That's what had me wondering about being the only person in the whole bloomin' world doing something at a specific time. I'd bet Mitt Romney's $10,000 that I was at that moment the only soul on this small blue planet downloading "Something about You."

It's all part of chaos theory, I suspect. 

Random thoughts post-download:
  • Beware if you choose to download "Tom Ames' Prayer" by Robert Earl Keen. There's been a mistake, and the song you get is "Gringo Honeymoon." I did find an excellent version of Steve Earle's "Tom Ames' Prayer" by John Mitchell and Sofia Jonnson
  • The Welch song is as good as I remember. How can you not like a line that says "I whiskeyed up my coffee cup."
  • Other than some modern stuff like Ana Nalick's "Breathe (2 AM)" and Adele's "Rolling in the Deep," I still seem to worship at the church of Americana music (Keen, Lovett, et al)

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