Thursday, September 2, 2010

No explanation necessary.

To all my friends in blogland... (<--click here)


  1. And a happy month to you too, Robert!

    Tom T. Hall, another wrire of (not this) but country songs once famously said: "If Shakespeare were alive, his name would be Willie Nelson."

  2. "Knickerbocker Holiday" (1938)...Somehow this plaintive song does capture some of the melancholy mood of this month. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. Thank you, Robert. It is always good to be reminded not only how precious our days are, but also how infinately special and precious are the people we encounter during those days. x

  4. Well... thank you :-)

    I'm sending a big virtual hug to you and your wonderful wife.

    How is the new job going?

  5. Thank you for thinking of us. "September Song" is one of my favorites. Unfortunately for me, I suppose, Mr. Nelson is not. I know, I know, how can I be from Arkansas and not love Willie? Just contrary, I guess.

  6. Thank you for commenting.

    Reamus (Michael), that is a rather odd statement by Tom T. Hall. Willie Nelson didn't write this song, by the way, he is only singing it.

    Elizabeth, you are right.

    Carolina, the job actually begins tomorrow.

    Pat - An Arkansas Stamper, I agree. I like the song a great deal but usually don't care for Willie Nelson. His rendition on this one, however, coupled with the visual, hit just the right plaintive tone I was after. I must add, though, that he sounded a little flat near the end when he was singing, "September,... November,..."

    Oh, and I think Willie is from Texas. (So am I, sort of, and so are you, sort of, but I won't tell anyone if you won't.)