I’m lost and I wish I were found, in the arms of My Darlin’ Hometown…

Alan LeQuire’s bronze and limestone sculpture presides over the Music Row Roundabout in my hometown of Nashville, intended to convey “the importance of music to Nashville”.  If you know much about my beloved South, you will understand that those easily offended (they’re naked!) called for its removal at its installation in 2003.  We all calmed down eventually, or at least got tired of shouting about it, and these days it is a mostly beloved iconic figure representing music in all its forms (we have a wonderful symphony too).  I love music, and many of my posts feature lines from songs I particularly enjoy and/or find relevant.  A case in point would be My Darlin’ Hometown, a song by the great John Prine that speaks to those of us who live far away from home.  My hope is that anyone interested might dig a little deeper, check out the music in question, or even better buy a song or a CD and give it a listen…you waste more money than that driving driving around every day, and music is much more fun!  (30 March, 2010  Nashville, TN)

There’s a bathroom on the right…

It’s funny how you can go through life being absolutely sure of something, only to find you’ve been dead-wrong all along.  Song lyrics are a classic example, as with CCR’s “bad moon on the rise”.  Great song, nothing to do with bathrooms!  Photographs can be prime material for correcting some of those “false memories” too…several times I have revisited photos from some past event, only to find I was quite mistaken about who had been there or even where “there” was!  Thank God for photography.  The image is of the Cathedral in Florence, more properly known as the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, shot with a great moon and a steady tripod.  (7 September, 2006  Florence, Italy)