June 5th, 2004


Open Letter To upsidedownblue

Tremmel Ave.
Saturday, June 4, 2004
1:38 a.m.

Dear upsidedownblue:

When, in the course of human events, one has really good potato salad, one often seeks out how one might have such good potato salad again. Now is such a time for me and some of my countrypeople. Now is the time for us to ask: how did he make that potato salad?

You may say that your grandfather's special family/deli recipe is a secret. You may, but please don't. Please say what that recipe is. It's only a click and a little typing away, and you'll be a hero to me, I ain't puttin' ya on son.



can't be that far...

Clear Lake, Iowa. And, what, there's only Indiana & Illinois in the way, right?

Willie Nelson plays there July 13th.

Anybody want to meet up for it? I probably shouldn't/can't, but it's nice to fantasize. So many times when Pollstar e-mails to tell me where he's playing, it's in the far South. I think he was in/near Cleveland last year.

I'm not much on a good part of the country music œuvre, but Willie's a good egg, doncha think? I bet he's fun in concert, too. Wanna see him before he dies, or I do. (Thus I want to see him before either of us dies.)

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The place he's playing is the Surf Ballroom. Now I'm starting to salivate about it. (Metaphorically, that is.) (It'd be a little gross otherwise.)

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Damn. It's already sold out.