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Sorry. I kind of ran out on all of you this afternoon. You see, I got called out to a post-Baby Shower party somewhere in the woods. The dog and I loaded into the hybrid vehicle and roamed around the countryside until we found it. Well, we’re back now, and there are some things I want to tell you about. (I had to run home, get on-line, and start reading the news to get all the talk of chaffing nipples and breast pumps out of my head.)

In Iran, students are risking their lives this evening, by holding pro-democracy demonstrations for the fourth consecutive day… Here in the US, those students who aren’t out drinking will be watching Fred “Rerun” Berry on a new episode of Star Dates

Apply for an Extreme Makeover. You deserve it.

If you are selected to receive the “Extreme Makeover,” list everything you would like to have altered?

I just found out that Detroit is built on top of enormous salt mines. I wonder if we could go down in them in case of nuclear war. Linette and I, the White Stripes, Aretha Franklin, all of us working together to build a new society.

The Believer magazine has a neat website where people can post the good ideas that they don’t have the time or energy to act on. It’s worth a look if you’re in the market for a new project. (I had wanted to do something very similar, but never got up the energy to do it. That’s quite ironic if you think about it.)

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3 Comments

  1. iRobert
    Posted August 14, 2018 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    As Aretha Franklin in now in hospice care, your hopes of taking shelter with her and the White Stripes, in the salt mines under Detroit in the event of Nuclear War, are now all but lost.

    Being that this post has been your only mention of Aretha, I’m hoping you’ll post a full tribute to her now. It would be a nice gesture. She is, after all, a fellow musician.

  2. Dave Morris
    Posted August 16, 2018 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    KEXP out here in Seattle has been playing her songs back to back most of the day in tribute. You can go to their site and live stream, or dig into their archive to listen to today’s broadcast.

    kexp.org

    What a beautiful, confident woman.

    Just listened to “Say a Little Pray” and it took me right back to trips out to Dearborn to my grandparents in the back of my mom’s 1970 dark green Olds Delta 88 with that playing on the radio. Makes me want to move back home.

  3. Posted August 31, 2018 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    You can watch the live stream of Aretha’s funeral here: https://www.wxyz.com/live3

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