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By johnny (Mon Nov 16, 2009 at 01:30:58 PM EST) (all tags)
I've been very moved by the recent diaries of Atreides about his father and of Tonatiuh about his Uncle R.


Nothing more to say about the diaries, really. Just very moving, and got me thinking. I need to read them again, and ponder.

In tribute, some lyrics below.

Bob Dylan's song Only a Hobo:

Only A Hobo

As I was out walking on a corner one day,
I spied an old hobo, in a doorway he lay.
His face was all grounded in the cold sidewalk floor
And I guess he'd been there for the whole night or more.

Only a hobo, but one more is gone
Leavin' nobody to sing his sad song
Leavin' nobody to carry him home
Only a hobo, but one more is gone

A blanket of newspaper covered his head,
As the curb was his pillow, the street was his bed.
One look at his face showed the hard road he'd come
And a fistful of coins showed the money he bummed.

Only a hobo, but one more is gone
Leavin' nobody to sing his sad song
Leavin' nobody to carry him home
Only a hobo, but one more is gone

Does it take much of a man to see his whole life go down,
To look up on the world from a hole in the ground,
To wait for your future like a horse that's gone lame,
To lie in the gutter and die with no name?

Only a hobo, but one more is gone
Leavin' nobody to sing his sad song
Leavin' nobody to carry him home
Only a hobo, but one more is gone

Copyright ©1963; renewed 1991 Special Rider Music


I like the version by Rod Stewart on Gasoline Alley

RIP.

ON the mercenary front

Look at the nice post Jeffrey Zeldman gave me. Also, a professor at UCLA is more impressed with my project than I am.

34 hours to go on the kickstarter thing.  Thanks to all of you who have chipped in so far. Thank you very much. Ya'll is rock stars. Any futher help spamming your friends or whatever would be much appreciated.

Family to Family

Dear Wife the do-gooder 29 years on.

THAT'S ALL FOR NOW! BYE!

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Love that song by littlestar (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Nov 16, 2009 at 02:21:56 PM EST
but definitely the version Dylan does when he's like seventeen or whatever on teh bootleg series, same series that has that most AMAZING reading by Dylan (again at like 21) of the poem Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie. I dare anyone to listen to that and not tear up.

*twinkle*twinkle*


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