Saturday, December 16, 2006

a free rambling song

We walk to our local farmer's market almost every weekend. It's the best way I know to get local organic produce, bread, and cheeses, and since we are trying to incorporate more sustainability into our daily lives this is our best shot - Whole Foods is nice (if you can afford it), but if they truck their organic free range stuff in from Argentina then I am still missing the point. It's hard to be sustainable in the city.

M dressed herself in a perfect combination - piratey fadiddle shirt, purple tights, striped pants, polka dot skirt and a green vest. She's cute anyways (what the hell, I can say that if I want to) but a child dressed like that dancing to the guy singing Angel from Montgomery is a complete show stopper. When it makes the farmers fork over free produce you know you've done something right.

Angel from Montgomery is one of my all time favorite songs. The lyrics, the rhythm, the longing of the voice, (no matter who sings it) make me long for a cowboy hat and that sort of hard living...the kind where if whiskey were an ocean I'd swim forever and never come up for air. So I was right there with her, singing along with the singing man and a few other assorted folks; a couple of kids, an older man, and some produce vendors. One of those moments that are so easy, and so perfect, you want to stay still in that space forever.

But songs end, as songs always do, and it's then it's time to move on.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is one of my faves as well, especially when Susan Tedeschi is singing it.

Love the vision of M singing at the Farmer's Market! Living sustainably would be hard in the city. I know I have an easy time of it here. But you ARE in California..I am envious of the fresh & local produce you enjoy year-round.

mamatulip said...

the kind where if whiskey were an ocean I'd swim forever and never come up for air.

Oh yeah. I totally know what you mean. Great sentence...

Anonymous said...

It sounds like M. is going to be an interesting and bohemian dresser. Yeah! :)

Good song lyric. I'm not familiar with the song so I used your link.


Peace,

~C'

KC said...

Pure sweetness. It's times like these the fill the soul with good eats. Who needs Whole Wallet Foods?

Anonymous said...

Why don't they make clothes like that to fit adults? I'd be wearing that.
I didn't know the song either, but found several versions on iTunes. I did like the Susan Tedeschi... If Santa gives me some spending money in my stocking, I'll be visiting the music store. There's a gift that always fits and keeps on giving forever.

Anonymous said...

...how can a person, go to work in the morning, come home in the evening and have nothing to say...

One of my favorites too!

acumamakiki said...

you know our girls would have fun with clothes together!!

and i say screw whole paycheck that acts all organic but really isn't so organic after all.

carrie said...

I love that song too, all the versions - even the Bonnie Raitt one!

She has excellent taste!

Carrie

crazymumma said...

I get taht same type of longing to certain songs. I am heading over to limewire to check it out, gads, i love music.