Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ton Ten Reasons to Sing the Blues

  1. It's 19 degrees outside tonight and
  2. It gets dark at 5:30
  3. Gasoline is costing $3.09 a gallon and
  4. My stocks are down 15 percent
  5. Im still at work and it's going on 7 pm
  6. I think Im coming down with a cold
  7. I'm single again...again, and they's
  8. no one waiting for me at home but the cats
  9. I ain't had a raise at work since 2006
  10. We got another year of George Bush


At 3:36 PM, Blogger Adrian hall said...

11.Eventually everything will be eaten by a black hole anyway.
12.The sun will explode before that happens.
13.Everyone you know will be dead before that happens.
14.My computer sucks.

At 11:46 AM, Blogger dredk said...

I just in the last few weeks found out about the Blues festival. I lived in Ann Arbor for years and years so this is very refreshing. But reading your profile I think that you make a great role model for many younger men and women. My son is active in the gay-straight alliance group at his high school. He just happens to be straight. I firmly believe that it's just the way he was born. I had nothing to do with it.

And I do support Ombama although I like Edwards too. I get the creeps when I watch Clinton for some reason. I sent Ombama money in fact. I even ordered some stupid but rather pleasing bumpersticker for my car. It says HOPE. His name is in a very small font.

It is just refreshing to see a man exactly my age expressing exactly many of the same points of view that I have. It gets lonely out here sometimes.

Oh Did I even say that I am the mother, not the father? That just occurred to me. People make assumptions.

A young man like my son needs people with your kind of energy to look up to. And his fellow students who are gay will sing the blues. He slready sings the blues. I sing the blues. We all do. At 2am in the morning with too many thoughts in our heads we turn to the blues. Well in my case, with an infant it was sometimes reggea. I will confess. The mantra was No woman No cry. Me dancing around the room with a crying child to that particular song. It is what we all need.

You are doing a very good thing. I sent the schedule to my son.

Reasons to sing the blues. Well we could just scream and cry. What good would that do? I draw. I can't play the music. I write. We all need that. If we are shallow people it doesn't matter so much, does it? But if we feel things with intensity we do. You can't just sit there and 'feel'. You'll go mad. You have to let it come out somehow. Everybody has different creative outlets. Music is one that just hits us right in the gut though. The right song at the right time can practically kill us in a very good way. That's what I think about the blues. It hits you in the gut. Makes a person cry who didn't even know they were feeling pain. That's very important, especially now. We all keep up our happy faces. So the music is terribly important. More so now than ever. What are all these people driving around in their SUV's and talking on cell phones really thinking about or feeling? I would wager not a whole lot.

So good job.


Good bye.

At 11:49 AM, Blogger dredk said...

oops mispelled Obama lots of times. I have some vision problems

At 2:27 PM, Blogger Craig Covey said...


Thanks for your warm thoughts from Ann Arbor. It is people like you who make people like me do what we do. It keeps us going.


At 6:25 PM, Blogger dredk said...

Thank you for your response. I don't even live in Ann Arbor anymore. I am captive in Troy/Birmingham. The Birmingham schools are good and I have two children of high school age. What choice do I really have? None. I want the best for them. The way school budgets are allocated is ludicrous but I can't afford private schools. So here I am. They are all A students and I can't sacrifice their education in spite of the fact that a large majority of the parents are assholes. So be it.


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