Driving Blues

This is going to be a recurring theme in this blog – should it survive – should you read it – does a blog that goes unread makes a noise when it falls in the forest?? – enough of this!!  Get to the point!

OK: incidentally continuing a theme from another blog that has a komponent with more than one personality…point??  OK, OK…!

Driving: we all do a lot of it, round these parts.  And the aggravations and annoyances are legion.  Consider: vehicles that treat red traffic lights as a suggestion, rather than an order.  Pedestrians who cross as the light turns green.  En masse!  Minibus taxis that cut across three lanes of traffic to take an exit on the freeway.  People that bumble in the centre lane at 80 km/h….

There’s an antidote, it turns out – and he used to sing for Led Zeppelin.  Bob Plant, that’s the man – and Alison Krauss, of course; their new album “Raising Sand” is now gracing the CD player in the car.  And it is sublime!

Anna-Lise and I saw them on Jools Holland’s “Later” on the satellite BBC Entertainment channel, quite by accident – and were entranced.  Basically, it is a bunch old songs, done by Mr Screamer and someone who can sound like a full-on C&W diva – except that he doesn’t scream, she can also sound like Sandy Denny, and the album is so mellow it is almost obscene.

Which is why it soothes the savage breast quite adequately – I was going to write “beast”, but no, it’s breast – as it is hard to drive straight at someone when Robert Plant is saying “She got the money and I got the honey…” in one ear.

So no more AC/DC; out! Deep Purple, out!  It is mellow time in the traffic from now on.  Norah Jones, maybe, or JJ Cale.

And maybe I can finally learn to “fuck it” properly.


About Ed Rybicki

Ed is a 60-ish virologist and biotechnologist, formerly a Zambian and presently a South African. He is into family, virology, biotechnology, science in general, science fiction in particular, photography, red wine, wearing loud shirts, 70s rock, blues and smooth jazz...and telling stories. Sometimes, interesting ones. And writing for his own amusement.
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  1. Pingback: Soothing the savage | Ed Rybicki's Blog

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