Wednesday Morning Music


I woke up this morning to a carpet of freshly bloomed purple phlox off my front porch — just in time for the first day of Spring. It’s wonderful here in Asheville in the Spring — spectacular, really. Full of hope, promise, and gratitude. And it made me think of this song…I hope you enjoy it and you enjoy the beautiful day. —MM

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  1. Diogenes says:

    One of is confused. Maybe Asheville does it differently, marches to a different drum circle or something, but according to my closest advisors the first day of spring this year in the Northern Hemisphere on began March 20, 2012, at 1:14 A.M. (EDT).

    Maybe you were too hung over to notice? Vodka and Red Bull was it?

  2. RHS says:

    “It’s wonderful here in Asheville in the Spring”

    You must not have allergies.

  3. You risk missing the forest for the trees, Diogenes. And besides: What The Hell Ever! So I had a rough night last night and didn’t know what day it was. All I know is that I’m all for this Global Warming stuff. I’ve already got me a little tan going.

    And RHS — all I can say to that is…how about a little less Debbie Downer and a little more Rip Taylor?

  4. Ascend of Asheville says:

    Not a big Natalie Merchant fan, though she certainly is, but I love me some Wim Wenders, and I always thought this song must be taken from or addressing the two brilliant films “Wings of Desire” and “Far Away, So Close”.

  5. RHS says:

    “And RHS — all I can say to that is…how about a little less Debbie Downer and a little more Rip Taylor?”

    Fine by me. As soon as I quite coughing, sneezing, etc.

  6. Michael Muller says:

    They have medication, RHS — they make pills, for Fuck’sPete’s Sake. I’m talking Over-the counter. You gotta Move On.

  7. TJ says:

    I think I’m allergic to heights and smog. The latter is part of why I moved from CA to NC. At least here, you don’t drive over the mountain and see an orange overlying layer of air.