Thursday, July 23, 2009

one for the ladies

now i know most of my readers are dylan fans but i felt this is just to good to not post.

When i was a young boy scout camp was a big thing for me. every day at dinner time during that week in hahobas the staff would sing songs as we walked through the line to get our food. On song i particularly enjoyed was Mountain Dew. For the longest time i thought it was a song made up specifically for camp. I was very wrong. Here is Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan Performing it on the Johnny Cash Show.

Friday, July 17, 2009

today in mild dissaproval

Today, while I was slinging lattes at yuppies, a girl maybe the age of
18 came in. She was small and white and wore a pair of trendy black
framed glasses and a not so trendy legend of zelda shirt. While taking
one of my many breaks, as im prone to do on account of my salary, I
watched her sitting at a table alone talking on the phone. She ordered
nothing. She reached for a pot which held chalk in it and started to
draw on the table which happened to be made out of a thick sturdy
chalkboard. I sipped my chocolate milk and tried to see what she would
scrawl on my tables that I would have to clean later. Finally an anime
lad holding a tennis racket appeared before her in many different
colors. A coffee house work of art. She left with out a word leaving me
to eavesdrop on other peoples conversations, none of which were
interesting.a few hours later she returned. This time she ordered an
orange juice. She dissapeared again and the next time I saw her she
emerged from the shelves with a stack of manga and seated herself at
another different chalkboard table. She laughed to herself as she read
them and sipped her orange juice. We have a policy where you gotta buy
the books before drinking a drink around them but my boss said nothing
so I said nothing. She left after about an hour. Or so I thought. After
she finished her oj and manga, she proceeded to draw on the next
chalkboard table. Apparently axel and roxus are bffs according to the
table. She walked out the front door and I followed casually behind her.
She had moved to an out door chalkboard and filled that one with her
white-girl-who-wants-so-bad-to-be-asian anime drawings. She did this
four more times. I just sighed everytime. Finally she left and I refused
to wash it off.
There is no moral to this. Simply an odd story.

Monday, July 6, 2009

T.I. Hatch ventures into the unknown

that is a picture of the unknown to me.

its funny how a place that was home not two months ago seems foreign when youre out of your element.

im not used to being alone. today was the first day on travis' journey to find employment.

i will use my time alone to chronicle this adventure and one day sell the movie rights.

i am indeed lonely despite the company of my brothers and my dearest friends.

i miss my wife and my boys.

today, i simply got settled. caught up with old friends and started a bad habit again.

i had a coke and i felt terrible after and had to have a huge glass of water because i can no longer handle my caffeine.

anyway i will leave you now.

i only have these words by elton john:

i miss the earth so much
i miss my wife
its lonely out in space

until next time, this is your dear friend, Travis, saying keep it fresh.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

incredible album

Previously today i reviewed wilco's newest album. but i am pleased to say that i have found an album that tops it. I still love wilco but Dan Auerbach of the black keys released an album back in february that has me begging for more. his indie folk rock satiates my taste for great music on more than one level.

just have a sample.

heres a live version of the first song. its not the best quality but you get the picture.

album of the week - Wilco (The Album)

Today i'd like to tell you about a new album i just got. It may benefit no one, but just the same, it has me captivated. Wilco (The Album)

This band has been on the edge of mainstream and experimental, ready to tip to either side at any given moment.

Key tracks are: Bull Black Nova, You and I, and Deeper Down.

Bull Black Nova is written from the point of view of a man who has just killed his girlfriend. Morbid, yes. But the instrumentals are phenomenal and his vocals are flawed perfectly.

You and I features canadian indie folk singer Feist on the first duet ever on a Wilco album. This song is about a man and a woman trying top keep their relationship together. very good song. Itunes has said that if this song doesnt make your Best of 2009 playlist then you have a heart of stone.

Deeper Down is just a song i like. i really have no interperetation for it.

The whole album is fantastic and you should listen to it even if you dont enjoy this type of music.

If you do happen to like it i would reccomend The Crane Wife album by the Decemberists and Oh, Inverted World by the Shins.