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25 Songs, Day 12

I can’t lie, I did up the first 11 days the day before the first day. So now I’m back at it, technically on day 9. Because I don’t want to get backed up! So just imagine this is day 12 and here we go.

The last song I heard.

I don’t want to repeat myself with bands, so I’m not going to. I really do listen to a diverse pool of music and artists, but always in bulk. Because I listen to CD’s while I drive mostly, I’m always listening to one band at a time, usually for many days at a time. I just listened to Creedence Clearwater Revival for like a week, and just yesterday switched it up to Bare Jr. Since I already posted Bare Jr., I think I’m going to go with a song I heard before I listened to them and CCR.

This is Traffic. Another beast of a band by the legendary Steve Winwood. This is one of their hits and one of my favorite songs by them. They’re also largely known for the song The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys, which also dominates.

Normally I listen to a live version of this song cause I dig how bands back in the day jammed out when playing live, and Traffic knew how to jam. This, of course, is still a great tune regardless (and still jams for a studio recording).

My dad and a buddy of his have a tradition. When they go to this one particular tavern for some good food and a few drinks, on their way home they listen to Low Spark because it lasts as long as their drive does. My dad wanted me to make him a CD with that on it cause his was destroyed. When I did that I had to jam out to Traffic, so that’s why this is here. I hope you enjoyed, I know classic rock isn’t everybody’s thing, especially that jammy stuff.

Just Sayin’

While speaking with Leah in the comments section of my Monkees piece, and then speaking with Keith Brogdon on Facebook (Keith was the drummer for one of my favorite bands Bare Jr.) I’ve come to the realization that I love Traffic. They jam and that’s okay by my standards.

I also realized that I’m drunk. This happened after I drank some cherry infused vodka and then some beer.

That brings me up to an interesting thing. I ran out of weed a few days ago and we don’t have the money to get any more. So I’m doing without, mostly also because I need to get a job and those bastards drug test. Earlier on my way to get the beer I stepped outside and apparently just before I did that a skunk had been hanging around and sprayed something. So it smelled like weed outside. God hates me.

But I have (had) pizza Pringles, so everything’s okay. For now.

Also, I’ve been pitching articles to Cracked to see if I can get published over there. If so I’ll do it under another of my pen names, Alan Marsden. So keep a look out there for my article, because they just accepted one of the four I’ve pitched. It’s currently in the Editorial phase right now, which means it very well can still not be picked, but I’m one step closer than I was just moments ago.

When they accepted my pitch for Editorial, they made a drunk man very happy. And with that, I’m just sayin.