Saturday, December 29, 2012

Saturday Night Soup for the Soul (26)

ild flowers, especially those that spring forth in an arid environment are such a joy. I shot quite a few pix of such flowers along the eastern banks of the Columbia Gorge in April.
Can anyone ID this beauty for me?

One of the hallmarks of the flood are the boulders strewn across the landscape. There are places in eastern Washington where the rolling landscape, made up of “ripples” that are ¼ mile between the peek and the trough of the ripples (caused by waves that were 100’s of feet high) is littered with boulders sitting in the middle of no where that are the size of a house. These are the “pebbles” carried by the flood. Here we see but a grain of sand.
Waiting for the Son?
At first flash of Eden, we race down to the sea.
Standing there on freedoms shore.
Waiting for the sun Waiting for the sun Waiting for the sun
Can you feel it now that spring has come?
And its time to live in the scattered sun.
Waiting for the sun Waiting for the sun Waiting for the sun
Waiting Waiting Waiting Waiting Waiting Waiting Waiting Waiting
Waiting for you to come along
Waiting for you to hear my song
Waiting for you to - tell me what went wrong
This is the strangest life Ive ever known

As you can tell, I was facinated with the the huge massive chunk of lava that juts out into the Columbia River that I wrote about last week. It withstood the cataclysmic ice age floods, with waves 350 feet high that tore through everything else in its path. I like that. The immovable object.

I feel your heat
and dusty whispers
on the open road

This apparently neverendimg Road Trip Diary damned well better end next week at Stonehenge. In the mean time, come in, sit anywhere you like, and have a bowl of audio soup for the soul.
1. Waiting for the Sun is from the Doors Morrison Hotel LP. I have a love/hate relationship with the Doors. Or more specifically, their iconic heart and soul, the late and great Jim Morrison.
The problem is that he was an alcoholic. No, I am not one of those: prissy, preachy tea totaler. Hell’s bells, I was a bit toasted last night at Rickys on some fine Hungarian sweet red wine.

But taken to excess, alcoholism seems to go with a sloppy and insensitive personality type that is repulsive to me. Like that clip of the Hoff slobbering on the greasy hamburger that made the media rounds last month. All addictions (substance or behavior driven) seem to match up to personality types. One could argue that I am being hypocritical since I am no stranger to addictions, or perhaps that this sounds like a personal problem. I plead Nolo contendere.

Okay, now I can jump down from my soap box and tell you that at his best, Jim Morrison was knock-out swaggeringly stunning. This song brings back memories of a adolescent summer, and of a leather bar. This is very homo erotic music for me, and more than a little of the S&M leather scene. Big fricking time. ‘Nuff said about that.
2. Another Country is from Electric Flag'sA Long Time Comin’”. Damn. This is one of the all time lost masterpieces from the Psychedelic genre. It is all that, and blues, Memphis Soul. Holding it all together is the burning guitarist Mike Bloomfield. Bloomfield is all over Dylan’s legendary Highway 61 Revisited (Like a Rolling Stone). Another Country even has clips of LBJ’s Vietnam War speeches woven into the Psychedelic center of the song. If you are not familiar with this song, have a listen. It is absolutely a masterpiece.

3. Trans Lunar Rising comes from a CD titled Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest by The Fireman. I featured this CD once before on Saturday Night Soup back on February 17, 2007. It just seems to make emotional sense to use thsi sister track as a soup garnish today.

All of this makes it's way into this week's soup. You can get your bowl of Saturday Night Soul for the Soul
by clicking the jukebox.


kevin said...

Great pics. I cant get all of them to load fully but the ones that have look great.

I hope you are having a great week over there in Washington, USA. Your weather must be warming up over there now. I hope you are getting a chance to enjoy it.

Kev in NZ

T-Bird said...

Hey, we had a nice hot week last week. It has cooled down to normal which is nice thsi time of year.