Friday, September 15, 2006


This week has seemingly flown by.

Monday, life got back to normal after an Exceptionally Bloggy Weekend in Helen, Georgia. I took Lisa to the airport that morning, fully expecting to see the usual Monday Mob o’ Frantic Travelers - but Hartsfield-Jackson was a ghost town. Were people avoiding travel on 9/11? Surely not everybody in the greater Atlanta area was suffering from the aftereffects of a surfeit of Chatham Artillery Punch!

No matter. With Lisa on her way safely, it was back to the Great Corporate Salt Mine and its daily drill instructions. Next week, I’ll be spending a day in Richmond - Yourish-land! - and then it’ll be back home to get ready for the rapidly approaching High Holidays.

So: What Miscellaneous Magic does Elisson’s Little White Choon-Box have for us today? Let’s check it out:
  1. Stand Up Comedy - Mitch Hedberg
  2. I Want A New Duck - Weird Al Yancovic
  3. Whaling Stories - Procol Harum

    Pailing well after sixteen days,
    A mammoth task was set
    Sack the town, and rob the tower,
    And steal the alphabet
    Close the door and bar the gate,
    But keep the windows clean
    God’s alive inside a movie!
    Watch the silver screen!
    Rum was served to all the traitors;
    Pygmies held themselves in check
    Bloodhounds nosed around the houses,
    Down dark alleys sailors crept
    Six bells struck, the pot was boiling -
    Soup spilled out on passers-by
    Angels mumbled incantations,
    Closely watched by God on high
    Lightning struck out - fire and brimstone!
    Boiling oil and shrieking steam!
    Darkness struck with molten fury,
    Flashbulbs glorified the scene
    Not a man who had a finger,
    Not a man who could be seen
    Nothing called (not name nor number) -
    Echo stormed its final scream

    Daybreak washed with sands of gladness,
    Rotting all it rotted clean
    Windows peeped out on their neighbors,
    Inside fireside bedsides gleam
    SHALIMAR, the trumpets chorused,
    Angels wholly all shall take
    Those alive will meet the prophets,
    Those at peace shall see their wake

  4. Inside Out - Paul Cantelon, Everything Is Illuminated soundtrack
  5. I Looked Away - Derek and the Dominos
  6. Russian Sher - The Klezmer Conservatory Band
  7. Carey - Joni Mitchell
  8. Bodhisattva - Steely Dan
  9. Underture (Entr’acte) - Tommy, Original Broadway Cast
  10. Allison Krause - The Stills
It’s Friday. What are you listening to?

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