Saturday, January 17, 2009

goodbye hello

photo: Pisgah Marsh, Indiana

The sound is fading away

It is of five seconds

Freedom

The sound is fading away

It is of five seconds.

Chippewa Song


The following song is by Tim Buckley.

Many young people know of Jeff Buckley

his son. This was the first album I heard

from TB and was hooked. This is one

of his best. I did get to see him at the

Great American Music Hall in SF,

as he was on tour for his

Greetings From LA album.

Out with the old, and in with the new.

Finally..........

For those both in and outside of the usa,
we seem to be on the cusp of someone
attempting to run the country with inclusion,
rather than exclusion and positive ways to get
things done, rather than negative.
Maybe even taking responsibility,
rather than blaming others.

Looking at the crowds for Obama brings
a certain sense of hope, that for the first
time since JFK, there are actually people
of color, interacting and smiling together
as a group, rather than separate entities,
one against another. If this translates for even
a little bit, our World, and everyones
will be a lot better for it. I'm very satisfied
to finally see such an event unfold.



35 comments:

robin andrea said...

I haven't thought of Tim Buckley in so many years. His voice is incredibly compelling. Thanks so much for the reminder.

Tuesday begins a new chapter in our American history. I really can't wait.

Avid Reader said...

Love the collage--looks like Quilp going out to the marsh to drown.

Avid Reader said...

" drown " is a strange word. to suffocate in water.

tony said...

I have all Tim's albums.Blue Afternoon is my most listened to one.We Both Have Very Good Taste!

squash said...

Your blog is so wise...or is it you?

Colette Amelia said...

Well way up to the north of you we could sure use a new way...but just had an election and got the same shrub as we had for the last 2years. Almost had an over throw but he finagled his way into getting an almost 2 month time out...and this when all hell is breaking loose.

I am hoping that your Man Mr. President will exert his influence and show our dictator the way.

A toast to your new leader and to your country for electing him!

e said...

This is my first visit to your blog, and I'll be back! Meantime, will check out the music of the Buckleys.

willow said...

Exciting times!

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Squirrel said...

I have some champagne put aside for the big event, but if this cold snap continues, i may be sipping a hot toddy instead--

irish coffee to start the special day now there's an idea

Coffee Messiah said...

robin: One small step for the usa after the last 8 yrs of negativity is surely a plus, no matter what happens ; )

avid: Thanks, I think I will incorporate more photos in my collages, it's fun.

tony: Happy Sad too is my favorite as is the kinky Greetings From LA
; )

squash:It's the blog ; ) Thanks for stopping by.

colette: We can only hope it rubs off everywhere and for a start here after the dismal last 8 yrs.

e: Thanks 4 stopping by!

willow: We can only hope.

jm: Thanks for stopping by and I will look in.

squirrel: Haven't had an Irish Coffee in forever. It's still cold, so sounds very good!

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R.L. Bourges said...

Can't tell you the memories Tim Buckley's song brought back. Hadn't heard it in....many years (as in...don't ask how many). Thanks for that.

Here's to the change and "handfuls of dawn", as Tim sings it.

rabbi lars said...

about to write thats tim buckley!! then read on, isnt HAPPY/SAD much better??

Reya Mellicker said...

You wouldn't believe how good it feels in DC. Wish you were here to celebrate with us.

Cheers!!

Butternut Squash said...

OOoH! It's not all about coffee, not that I don't love coffee, but this is so much more fun.

This is exciting!

Avid Reader said...

I love the last two paragaphs, your thoughts are eloquent and are mine. thanks for voicing.

Rad-aholic said...

true that, increase the peace!

tut-tut said...

Great collage; wonderful words. I had on Fox Sunday Morning show today (first—and only—time I'll see that one); everyone was saying how the inauguration seems like an interruption until Juan Williams had a chance to speak. "Wait a minute! This is a chance to celebrate a great change!" paraphrasing, but I couldn't believe the right wing pundits can't let themselves believe in the incredible hope that the rest of us are allowing ourselves to feel.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

as reya said wish you were here in dc with us on tuesday - I'll wave to the o man for you!!

great post.

love tim ....thanks for tickling my musical memory. sweet.

Deedee said...

I remember Tim Buckley's music. Some time ago, I downloaded Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah" and wondered if he was possibly Tim's son. Great Stuff. I enjoy your blog.

Brian Miller said...

Nice post, and also excited to see people coming together...had several conversations this morning around the same thing. There seems to be a buzz in crowds that has not been there in some time.

Dot-Com said...

A welcome new chapter in the American history for sure! Those of us on the outside welcome this with open arms as well :-)

e said...

Love the collage! Also excited to see Mr. Obama ascend to power. Maybe things will improve!

sherry said...

I hope you are right about our country becoming inclusive and focused on positive change. I wish I felt that Obama will face up to Israel and bravely change America's role in fostering the conflict in the Middle East. It's probably a matter of incremental change but I'd love him to say "enough!" and mean it.

Tor Hershman said...

"...run the country withinclusion,
rather than exclusion."

WOW!!!

Some people will believe anything.

If'in moi ain't dead, I'll
check back in four years.

Anonymous said...

Tuesday, we get our government back again. A bit worse for wear but still appreciated.

Mo Voodoo said...

Great choice of song. Have to agree with you. The feeling that history has changed for the positive, and that I am witnessing it, has not yet left.

Megan said...

I like this collage a LOT. It will be very interesting to see where the idea of incorporating photos takes you.

Don't know much about Tim Buckley but I will add to my list of music to investigate. What with you and Mouse, it's getting to be quite a long list!

;)

Kurt said...

Hear hear!

Coffee Messiah said...

tdg: Thanks for stopping by. You have an interesting blog.

rlb: He's been a favorite 4 years and this album is oh so political, more than his other albums.

rabbi: Thanks....I like Happy Sad (Buzzin Fly anyway).

reya: Thanks, will be in spirit like many others ; )

butternut s: You can't judge a blog by it's name ; ) Thanks for stopping by.

avid: Thanks, you're too kind.

rad: The more Peace the better ; )

t & t: Have to give you credit for attempting to watch ; ( Can't expect too much from them. Wonder if there was a time you could?

kimy: Me too and Thanks for including us in the wave ; )

dd: Thanks for your comment and 4 stopping by.

bm: That's what life should be, a positive buzz, rather than a negative one.

dc: Thanks for that, and us too for the rest of the World ; )

e: We can only hope.

sherry: I agree someone needs to step out of the box and not worry about what others think when it comes to fostering War & Killing.

th: Thanks for stopping by. Of course, everything here in the states and it's division will not change over night, look how long it has taken just to get to this point. But it's a baby step, and that's something ; )

anon: Yep, that's something anyway. we can only hope, despite the negative outcome for those in previous power, that anyone who's helped make war crimes, should be held accountable, no matter who they are, otherwise, it's all for naught. Besides, if the little guy pays, why not the ones who told them to do so?

mv: Thanks for stopping by and yes on your point!

megan: Thank You!

kurt: Thanks.....

Starfish said...

It seems that people share the common sense of hope, worldwide

Coffee Messiah said...

starfish: Hopefully one day this event will conquer the World, rather than conquering armies ; (

Thanks for stopping by!

EM said...

I agree with you. I actually felt different after the inauguration and after reading your post on Obama I think I know why...as a DC resident, it was amazing to see people cry, feel such a big sense of group...even at the "We Are One" concert...

Coffee Messiah said...

em: Hello.....once you see this occur in front of you, you never forget.
Trust me, we have not seen this since Kennedy & MLK ; (

We should not have to wait for this ever.

Thanks for stopping by!