Here is a picture of some fire damaged Redwoods. Don't these look a little like the trees in H. R. Puffinstuff?
It's finally the end of the week and boy am I wiped. I don't really have any plans for the weekend. It's the Iowa/Iowa State game in town, so things should get stupid crazy drunk around here on Saturday. There was a little talk about maybe going to Fort Madison with some people for Fiesta, but I haven't heard anything about it recently. I hear the food is amazing and we'd go to our friend C.'s bar and hang out, but if it's going to rain all day, it might not be worth it to me...We'll see what happens.
Tonight, I'm in the mood to look at photos of pretty trees and countryside. Speaking of country, I think I'll just list the songs on the CD I made K. last night. You may or may not recognize anything on it, but I don't have much else going on in my life and I'm going to actually try to go to bed at a decent hour. Soooo, are you ready for some Bluegrass?...No. Probably not, but here it is anyway.
Here is a picture of the road leading us out of King's Canyon.
Old Timey Country and Bluegrass CD:
1. "El Paso" - Marty Robbins. When Coadster was a baby, my ex-husband used to sing this to her but he replaced, "I fell in love with a Mexican girl" with, "I fell in love with a half-Mexican girl". To this day, I'm sure Coadster thinks those are the actual words.
2. "Big Mon" (instrumental) - Ricky Skaggs. I went to see Ricky Skaggs play in a gym in Marshalltown with the guy I was dating at the time, some tattooed friends and a ton of senior citizens. The music was great, but in between songs, Ricky Skaggs would go on and on about god and his love for Billy Graham. While Ricky was speaking, the guy I was dating would whisper/chant, "Less talk. More rock" until they started playing again.
3. "One More Dollar" - The Nashville Bluegrass Band.
4. "Green Pastures" - Dolly Parton, Emmy Lou Harris, Ricky Skaggs.
5. "Girl on the Billboard" - Del Reeves. I warned you there would be a trucker song or two on here.
6. "The Grass is Blue" - Dolly Parton. I really like Dolly Parton's bluegrassy stuff. Okay. I also love "Jolene" and "9 to 5" and a few more of her songs. I understand how cheesy she can be, but I kind of like that about her too.
7. "Jolene" - Jack White. This is an excellent cover of this song.
8. "What Goes On" - Joe Val and the New England Bluegrass Boys. If you haven't already noticed there are a lot of covers here.
9. "Manzanita" - Tony Rice
10. "A Fool Such as I" - Tasty Licks. Interesting name for a band, huh?
11. "Hickory Wind" - Gillian Welch and David Rawlins. This is one of the songs from the Gram Parsons tribute album. Again, another cover.
12. "Rocky Road Blues" - Dwight Yoakam. I'm pretty sure that every country CD I make has at least one Dwight Yoakam song on it because I heart him - even when he was the scary white trash guy in Slingblade.
13. "Hello Darlin'" - Conway Twitty. This song is so creepy sounding it cracks me up.
14. "Rebel Rouser" - Duane Eddy.
15. "Bury Me Beneath the Willow" - Ricky Skaggs and Tony Rice. This song is a classic example of the "suffering hero" daydream I learned about in my high school psychology class.
16. "I've Just Seen a Face" - The Charles River Valley Boys.
17. "Wild Flowers" - Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt.
18. "By the Mark" - Gillian Welch. Have you noticed that I really like Gillian Welch too?
19. "Walls of Time" - Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys.
20. "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights" - Freddy Fender.
21. "Can't Find My Way Home" - Rob Ickes and Tim O'Brien
Here are some tree silhouettes.
Okay, that should be enough country for any one person. I can almost feel Evil-E wincing right now.
Have a great weekend with as much or as little countryside or country music as you can stand.