Posts Tagged ‘Jorma Kaukonen’

A Lost Week

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Sinus infections. Summer allergies. Sleep difficulties. Gardening tasks.

You can add to that list some health care concerns as the local clinic where we’ve been patients for nearly twenty years is closing at the end of the month. So it’s been a lost week around here, both of us dragging through the days and spending more time than we want during the nighttime hours reading or playing video games.

And the world continues to go mad, which I think is getting to all of us: me, the Texas Gal and all over my readers out in blogworld.

So all I’m going to do today is offer a little hopefulness. Here’s Jorma Kaukonen – the one-time member of the Jefferson Airplane – with a cover of Rev. Gary Davis’ “There’s A Bright Side Somewhere.” The track come from Kaukonen’s 2009 album River Of Time.

See you tomorrow.

Saturday Single No. 394

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

And the week ends much as it began, with me aching and sneezing and unfocused. The Texas Gal took the day off from work yesterday so she could have a four-day weekend to get the gardens rolling. And once the gardens are tilled, the first task is putting up the fences. The pounding of fence posts, maneuvering of rolls of fencing and all the rest is one of my few required garden tasks each season. I can’t say I’m fond of it, but it needs to be done.

But this year, it’s left me more sore than it has previous years. And that aching – along with the sneezing from accumulating pollens outside and my own internal malaise that’s been befuddling me this week – has left me in a difficult place.

So I’m just going to retreat today and call this week here in the EITW studios a mini-vacation. Before I go, here’s Jorma Kaukonen and a track from an album I’ve thought about for a long time but never got around to finding until this week. And it’s a tune that I’ll be digging into next week. Here, from Kaukonen’s 1974 album, Quah, is “Another Man Done Gone,” and it’s today’s Saturday Single.