Yesterday was one of those long days that turned into a long night.
As I pulled into the driveway 14-plus hours after I’d left for work, a cool old song came on the radio. At first I thought it was Wilson Pickett. Then I realized, no, he didn’t cover that Beatles song.
It was Otis Redding doing “Day Tripper,” from 1966. So I sat there under the garage light, tired and wanting to go into the house, but hey, it’s Otis.
Today, we had king cake and paczki at work for Fat Tuesday, so I brought some home for Janet over the noon hour. Another cool old song came on the radio.
So I sat there in the driveway in the middle of the day, listening to Nancy Sinatra doing “Drummer Man” with the great session man Hal Blaine on the drums.
Been looking for that song, but it’s not on the LP shown above, at least not the original 1967 version. They did stick it on a 1996 CD reissue as one of the three extra tracks. Guess I’ll just have to keep digging.
Sometimes, it’s just that simple. You sit in the driveway and listen to one more song.
Today, by the way, is the 13th anniversary of this blog.
I wrote the first post on AM, Then FM on this day in 2007.
More to come, including the rest of a story started here not too long ago and what I hope will be an enjoyable new series of posts.
Thanks as always for reading!
3 responses to “Loitering in the driveway”
Congrats on the anniversary!
Congratulations Jeff. 13 years is a very long time for a blog.
Congrats on thirteen years! (You started about a month after I did.) I almost stayed in the car to listen to the end of the Allman Brothers Band’s “Revival” the other day, then I thought, “It’s cold here in the garage, and I have the CD inside!”