full force galesburg
title: full force galesburg
cool quote 1:
I am a straightforward man, with no crime on my conscience,
But I was accused of being a spy for Chine.
So life, you see, is never very smooth business,
And now the present bristles with difficulties.
-Ho Chi Minh, Poems from Prison Diary, Hanoi: Foreign Languages
Publishing House, 1959.
cool quote 2: Small red potatoes in the rich black soil. Green young
trees sucking up the river water. Oranges from Spain. Rain-chute running
down the side of the trailer. Islands. Paper mills all the way out in
Roaring Springs, Pennsylvania. New banjo from Nashville. calandar from De
Smet and Van Diest showing April on the wall, all wrong. Heading North
though France for days, but never getting out. Old barn, strange sounds.
Gin. Sunlight. Almost broke my own heart down there in Vicksburg. There
is always an anchor somewhere. All that was left later was the vision of
the two of us crossing the parking lot toward the blazing room off the
interstate half an hour past Iowa over on the other side of the
Mississippi. These songs are about what made that moment either possible
or inevitable, depending on how you look at it.