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The Writer's Life 6/13 - Music

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The other day a gentleman purchased a Linda Ronstadt compilation, donated by a friend, from the floating bookshop. He asked if I had other music, particularly classic rock. I don't have much on my PC, as my taste had begun to change before I began acquiring digitally. I didn't see the guy today. Here's the CD I burned during yesterday's rain. 59 minutes of fun:

1. Ramble On - Led Zeppelin ("...The autumn moon lights my way...")

2. Rock This Town - Stray Cats ("... Put a rock into that can, but all they played was disco, man...")

3. Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood & the Delaware Destroyers ("...I'm yours, pretty baby...")

4. Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon ("...Werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's...")

5. A Day in the Life - the Beatles ("...I read the news today, oh boy...")

6. For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield ("...Paranoia strikes deep...")

7. Skating Away - Jethro Tull ("...Meanwhile back in the year one...")

8. Work To Do - Average White Band ("...I'm takin' care of business, woman, can't you see...")

9. LaGrange - ZZ Top ("...Gotta lotta mice girls...")

10. Room Full of Mirrors - Jimi Hendrix ("...the whole world was there for me to see...")

11. Panama - Van Halen ("...The road's running a little tonight...")

12. Hypnotized - Fleetwood Mac ("...Seems like a dream...")

13. Black - Pearl Jam ("...Everything I am, all I'll ever be...")

14. Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Santana ("...I need you so bad...")

The fun story in NY sports right now is the baseball team at Stony Brook University on Long Island, which has qualified for the College World Series, beating storied programs Miami (four national championships) and LSU (six) in the regionals. Congratulations and best of luck to the Seawolves and Coach Matt Senk. May the Cinderella dream be fulfilled. To give this accomplishment a bit of perspective, the Big Ten has not sent a team to the CWS since the mid 80's.

The dreary weather persists. I set the floating book shop up adjacent to the car today, just in case it rained. I felt a stray drop constantly. I thank the three people who bought. One, an old timer who has purchased many inspirational items, had been absent for quite a while. I feared the worst. Turns out he was visiting his homeland - India. I was out of religious literature, but he did buy Nicholas Sparks' True Believer. Welcome back, Sir.  

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I've had more than 50 short stories published worldwide, and I have four books in print: novels Close to the Edge, Adjustments & Killing, and story collection A Hitch in Twilight.