Posts Tagged ‘Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars’

‘Rub-A-Dub-A-Dub’

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

As likely noted here before, I usually do laundry – a task that takes about eight hours – on Mondays. This week, Monday was the last day of the Texas Gal’s vacation, so I set the task aside. Tuesday, my sister and I had scheduled a midday lunch to celebrate my birthday, so I punted again.

And then yesterday afternoon, my mom had a dental appointment, so I delayed things once more.

I likely should have done half of the laundry early Tuesday and finished it yesterday, but I’m not always a good planner. So here I am on a Thursday, working on ten days’ worth of clothes and towels.

So even though the gender is wrong (and I don’t need to use a washboard), I feel very much like the subject of “Washer Woman,” as offered in 1977 on the self-titled album by Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars. (The All-Stars included Booker T. Jones, Dr. John, Paul Butterfield, Fred Carter, Jr., Duck Dunn, Steve Cropper, Alan Rubin, Lou Marini, Tom Malone and Howard Johnson.)