Tuesday, September 16th, 2003
Five Feet High And Rising
It looks like Hurricane Isabel is coming right up our asses this weekend. I suppose a hurricane is the perfect way for Toronto to wrap up this glorious summer. SARS, West Nile, blackout, hurricane… Granted, there probably won’t be much left of the storm by the time it gets through customs, but it’s the principle of the matter. Wanna see what it looks like now? Check it out. Daaaaamn.
Time has run an obituary for Johnny Cash. Heartbreaking. I hate the timing, but I think I do need some more Johnny Cash in my collection. The double-disc Essential set from last year should do, as well as the recent American Recordings albums and maybe some of the classic live albums. They ran that Larry King Live interview again last night – it was from November of last year, and not a couple weeks ago as I had thought, but as I mentioned before, Cash was so clear and vibrant, despite his infirmities, that it made me even sadder that he’s gone now. I take some comfort in the fact that no one’s dredged up the ads he did as spokesperson for Canada Trust’s “Johnny Cash” ATMs back in the 80s. Those were just weird.
Nothing helps one get over a cold better than discovering in the middle of a rain shower that your umbrella is broken. Fantastic!
np – The Jayhawks / Rainy Day Music