Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Busy weekend

It was good to get out over the weekend, even though it was a bit tiring.
Saturday we spent time at the art festival in Park City. My wife found a couple of items she liked, and it killed a few hours walking around. The festival is on the main street, and several blocks long, going north and south. It is also on a hill, making it a bit of a walk going one way. Since the city is at about 7000 to 7100 feet in elevation, it is easy to get out of breath on the uphill.
The first picture is from above the festival, the second picture is taken from down in the midst of it, looking down one side of the street.

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Lunch was fish and chips and some local brew at the Wasatch Brew Pub.



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Sunday we had a get-together with some of my relatives at a local park; an aunt and a bunch of cousins and their kids and grandkids, my brother and his wife. Most of the time was spent on chowing down and catching up on stuff. The park has changed a bit; I spent time in it when I was a kid, and my mom and her siblings spent time there when they were children. This gives you a bit of an idea of the place. The temperature was up around 100ºF, so we stayed in the shade a lot.






The husband of one of my cousins brought a car he has been restoring.



It may not be "green" or politically correct, but what the hell, it's good to see an old boat like that on the road now and then.

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The presidential campaigns are interesting. The Golden Boy warns everyone that the Old Coot will be running a racist campaign, then gets miffed when he is accused of waving the race card. Then he gets upset at being accused of running a "celebrity" campaign. Hell, all I've been seeing the past few months is how is claiming to be able to solve all the worlds problems, being treated like a finalist on American Idol, and people practically fainting in his presence. I wouldn't be surprised if they were throwing panties at him, too. It seems like he's good at attacking other people, but then yells foul when anyone attacks him. I've got news for you, Barry; in politics the fighting is two-sided. If you are going to piss and moan about people talking bad about you, maybe you should find another line of work. There's always going to be someone who dislikes you and has bad things to say.
Both of the candidates seem to be waffling for votes; I'm not sure now what they would be like; both of them say one thing, but their records show another. Just goes to prove that you can never completely trust a politician.

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Anybody familiar with more than half of these top ten in the shuffle?
"País Tropical" by Sergio Mendes
"Got Me Under Pressure" by ZZ Top
"Edge of Seventeen" by Stevie Nicks
"She's My Girl" by The Turtles
"Brown Sugar" by The Rolling Stones
"Georgia on My Mind" by Ray Charles
"Nickel Romeo" by The Bangles
"We Gotta Get Out of This Place" by Eric Burdon and The Animals
"If You Don't Like Hank Williams" by Kris Kristofferson
"The Great Gate at Kiev" by Moussourgsky



"If You Don't Like Hank Williams"

I dig Bobby Dylan and I dig Johnny Cash
And I think Waylon Jennings is a table thumpin' smash
And hearin' Joni Mitchell feels as good as smokin' grass
And if you don't like Hank Williams, honey, you can kiss my ass

Chorus:
'Cause I think what they've done is well worth doin'
And they're doin' it the best way that they can
You're the only one that you are screwin'
When you put down what you don't understand

I said, I dig Roger Miller, Merle Haggard; George Jones
Shotgun Willie Nelson and them rockin' Rollin' Stones
And Jerry Lee's still gotta be the coolest in the class
And if you don't like Hank Williams, honey, you can kiss my ass.

Chorus:
'Cause I think what they've done is well worth doin'
And they're doin' it the best way that they can
You're the only one that you are screwin'
When you put down what you don't understand

9 comments:

AlanDP said...

I still love the old Stevie Nicks albums. Did you know she did one old Johnny Cash song, "I Still Miss Someone"? It's on her 1989 The Other Side of the Mirror.

Hammer said...

Love them old boats. I really miss driving one.

I am a big fan of the later animals stuff once they got away from mimicking bo diddly.

Kelly said...

I can hear six of those ten songs play in my head. Mathematically, that's over half.

the pistolero said...

Ahh, "Brown Sugar," one of my two favorite tunes from the Stones. I thought Willie Nelson's rendition of "Georgia" was much better, though I mean no offense to the great Ray Charles.

terri said...

I love the restored car. We have quite a few car shows around here and love to go see cars like that.

There are only about 3 in the playlist that look familiar to me this time around.

DirtCrashr said...

Awesome land-yacht! And doltish Progressives think we need to emulate the Euros with their weenie overstrung bon-bon fed poodle-cars so they will like us more - bah!

meleah rebeccah said...

The oictures are great, looks like everyone had a GREAT time.

I am In Love with 'The husband of one of my cousins brought a car he has been restoring.'

That car is HOT

Wyatt Earp said...

Your cousin's car = awesome!

Nate said...

I have to admit I didn't recognize "If you don't like Hank Williams." I may hae to go find that on uTube just to hear it.