Friday, August 15, 2014

August 14, 2014

So on my way in to work this morning, "All Summer Long" by Kid Rock was on the radio. One of the key lyrics in the chorus is "Singing Sweet Home Alabama all summer long."

Which of course made me think of Sweet Home Alabama, by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

and its key lyric "I hope Neil Young will remember, a southern man don't need him around anyhow." Which is a reference to Young's song "Southern Man."

Which is a song taking the South to task for its racism and slavery.

Now, I don't like Neil Young's voice, so I've never listened to the song all the way through, or even read the lyrics. I do like the message of the song, although as Van Zandt of Skynyrd said at the time, it does paint southerners with a broad brush. My "something new" of the day.

Kind of a stream-of-consciousness thing.

Tonight I'm going to a discussion meetup about supersitions and old wives tales. Promises to be interesting.

Mamita is registering the kids for school. It's been arduous, and she's not enjoying the process at all.

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