Monday, December 12, 2011

Something's Cooking. And...If I Listen Closely....Something's Rippling...

How was that turkey you cooked for Thanksgiving? I know your guests loved it. The leftovers? Ditto.

Man...I love this time of year. Cuz I get to wander into the kitchen with those I love and create a feast that will fill the joyful plates of those who sit around our table.

And when all the holiday plates are washed, dried and put away in the cupboards, I'll wish our guests a good night, put the kids to bed, pour a glass of single malt, then I'll switch on the stereo and listen to those who propel me to a new universe.

Especially in these dark, cold, and crisp as bacon winter months.

Tonight it's Bruce Cockburn. Again.

I have this song on CD. Perhaps you don't.  So I'll send it along on YouTube here. Bruce with Lou Reed and Roseanne Cash.

Pour a glass. Settle back. Close your eyes. And listen.

"Like a stone on the surface of a still river
Driving the ripples on forever
Redemption rips through the surface of time
In the cry of a tiny babe..."

Merry Christmas!


  1. I like to listen to bands like Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, and Young Dubliners.

  2. @Jim. I have multiple CD's from this lot (being a good Celt with an attitude, lol. My grandparents are from Scotland and Ireland). Have you heard any Ballydowse? Good stuff! Anyway, I'm grooving on Bruce and his Christmas tunes. Not quite Celt, but oh, so, gritty and honest.

  3. Seriously mellow Warren. Not quite my usual 5pm 'backdrop', but I loved it! I cherish those quiet, disappear in your thoughts, moments. Priceless. :o)

  4. I can't think of a better way to end a busy weekend than with drink in hand ( I prefer wine to single malt) and good tunes played through a set of amazing headphones.

    Happy Holidays to you.


  5. @Kooky Girl. Yes indeed. I was certainly in a pensive and reflective mood. Not to worry, I'll be back in my wise-guy saddle soon enough! :-)

  6. @Emily Malloy. Thanks! And a Merry Christmas to you as well!

  7. @Velva. I'll drink to that! (Even