I had a bit lazier day today, but I did walk into town to visit my card store and pick up a couple of birthday cards and some festive wrapping paper. Then a pot of tea at a nearby bakery. Then a matinee at the Lyric Cinema.
On my walk into town, my little brain ran through the repertoire of songs I know that talk about driving into town or going downtown. Yesterday in the woods I was singing the Flatlanders' Tonight I Thing I'm Gonna Go Downtown which Joe Ely sang on Prairie Home Companion last week, but actually my favorite is the same said Flatlanders covering a Townes Van Zandt song, Blue Wind Blew. Guess I'm just in the mood for Joe, Jimmie Dale, and Butch and a little lonely Texas guitar pickin'. I'm sure gonna miss Texas when they secede.
Well the blue wind's blown my dreams away
My true love's flown, she's gone to stay
Now all I've got is yesterday
And I don't know what to do
I guess I'll go downtown and see
Just what downtown can do for me
Maybe set my lonesome free
Or maybe let me go
I loved her true, and I told her so
I asked her to, and she told me no
She said she had somewhere to go
And then she said goodbye.
Fortunately my trip into town was very pleasant. Here's the view from my cozy corner chair in the Little Bird Bakery. The line-up of people was to see Santa. I don't know whether that helped set their lonesome free or not.