Thursday, December 17, 2009

When They Bring That Wagon 'Round . . .

To quote one of my favorite songs . . .
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"When they come to take you down
When they bring that wagon 'round
When they come to call on you
And drag your poor body down
Just one thing I ask of you
Just one thing for me
Please forget you knew my name
My darling Sugaree"
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(the photo is from one of my favorite regions in France. . . les Causses. . .)
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25 comments:

The Sagittarian said...

oooh, haven't heard that one before...how you doing up there? Great photo, I am such a sucker for the black and whites...

Alberto Oliver said...

Hello Owen, it has been a while. I lost my internet connection and it has been difficult to get both on line and of course in touch. Nice song by the way, and the picture is brilliant as ever, it owns your mark, how much I like the way you dignify the common things. Why dont you check this guy: http://www.mellado.info/
It has made me think that photoshop is not that bad when in the proper hands. My best regards my friend.

Bill Evertson said...

Ahhh, a great jam for breakfast - what could I be more grateful for except catching up on some Great images since my last visit!

louciao said...

Oh man, what a great way to get my groove on, over my first cuppa joe in the morning.

Some of those French wagon wheels must have rolled out of France and floated across the ocean to Canada, all across the prairies and right on over the Rockies, because several of them turned up out front of my parents' house in the 1970's (it was a long roll, after all), leaning up against the front wall, smoking Gauloises. After a time they all disappeared, save but one that remained a captive in the basement for several decades.

TechnoBabe said...

Listened to the music while we made breakfast. Great way to start the morning.

Dedene said...

The song makes me nostalgic and teary every time I hear it. You're not slipping into winter depression are you?

jedaen said...

Hi Owen, I hope I didn't bother you in the other journal-you and everyone else on my hit list.I was just in the moof for some affectionate teasing I guess.

As usual thankyou for a beautiful presentation. I love your photo juxtaposed with the song.You and the Grateful Dead put a smile on my mind.

The guitar fingering is pretty high calibre on this video isn't it. And no after someone dies it is best they forget our names.Look at how distracted Hamlet became as he was stalked by his father's ghost...He drew himself into a deadly obsession-

he says to the ghost(as I am sure you have enjoyed..)

Remember thee?
Ay, thou poor ghost, whiles memory holds a a seat
In this distracted globe.Remember thee?
Yea from the table of my memory
I'll wipe away all trivial fond records
all saws of books,all forms. all pressures past
that youth and observation copied there,
And thy commandment all alone shall live
Within the book and volume of my brain.


have a nice day.

Steve said...

Wow. Big on wheel and big on atmos...

The Sagittarian said...

AND I was first here...hahahahahaha,

Kris said...

I haven't heard this song in a while!

jeff said...

Tiens ! Tu as retrouvé ma voiture ! ! ! Cette angle de photographie est pas mal ! Traité en noir et blanc, il en ressort comme une impression de calme et de sérénité... un peu comme sur les causses ! Putain ! On se dirait sur Flickr ! ! !

Bises...

@eloh said...

Oh what I wouldn't give to have that wagon sitting here at Rancho.

Beautiful photo, I too have a soft spot for the black and whites.

ρομπερτ said...

still am reading, yet still searching for anything adequate to write...impressive your choice of words and photography alike...guess it comes down to the four lettered words when the last wagon arrives...carrying more than life...please have a wonderful friday filled with much love...just slept two hours, sorry for the splinter of thoughts...

Christine Robinson said...

Good morning, Owen.

So you're a Dead-head, eh?

I love that photo. You are SO good!

Good day to you and a happy weekend.
christine

clo said...

howdy Owen ...une petite visite de fin de semaine...
oui c'est chouette pour le weekend une petite balade en charette mais encore faut il trouver qui va s'occuper de la tracter..si tu as une idée...n'oublies pas le thermos avec un petit café noir ..il ne doit pas faire chaud dans les causses en ce moment...je t'embrasse Owen ...prend soin de toi..:o)

jeff said...

Owen wen en n... T'es où où ù ?... Ben je fais comme toi ! je joue avec l'écho !... Mais c'est pas sérieux tout ça ! Un blog et pas le patron pour servir un truc chaud à boire en pareille saison !... Porte-toi bien pixpot friend quand même ! Aurais-tu attrapé le rube de service ?...

...;-)

A bientôt !

Nevine said...

Oh, okay! Forget you knew me and forget I knew you. And we'll just pretend I'm not even seeing that wagon take you away... Owen? Are you listening? This photo, the harsh whiteness in the background, the squareness of the wagon, the roundness of the wheel, those straight-edged spokes, what contradictions they all are. Just like the contradiction of I love you but forget me when they remember you and come around to take you down... And that dead shrubbery on the ground? And the live tree in the background? That's another contradiction. The entire photo is like one giant oxymoron. But that is the art that Owen creates, and that's why it's always a pleasure to visit you. And I won't ask you to forget you knew my name... ever! :-)

Nevine

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Owen said...

Dear Saj, just trying to survive... I won't say what I almost said... glad you like the black and whites, I do too...

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Hey Alberto ! Glad to see you got your connection back... unless you're writing from an internet café... many thanks for the link, I'll go take a look, when I have a minute... hope it's not too cold where you are...

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Hi Bill, glad you enjoyed a little Sugaree with you coffee and jam for breakfast...

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Hey Lynne, you too get a dose of Sugaree in the coffee... good stuff, excellent way to start the day...

Actually, when I visited this wagon wheel, he explained to me that he had escaped from a dark cellar in North America and rolled back over here... hmmmm ... could be the one ? Yeah, that's a long roll alright... and the wagon wheel ruts are still visible in some places...

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TechnoB... excellent, glad to have a hand in brightening up some breakfasts... who can't help but smile when Jerry gets going ?

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Dedene, hey there... winter depression ? No, definitely not, have been feeling pretty good about alot of things these days... and just grooving along as best as possible in this strange world we live in...

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Jedaen, yeah, Jerry's fingerwork here is incredible, and the video is generous with closeups of what he's up to... may he RIP... thanks for the transition from Grateful Dead to Hamlet, great quote there...

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Steve, the bigger the atmosphere the better...

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Dear sister Saj, ha, you just thought you were first here ! You'll have to be faster next time...

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Hi Kris, hope it brought back some good memories... ?
:-)

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Owen said...

Ah Jeff, et oui, les chose que l'on peut trouver sur les Causses quand on commence à se balader un peu en dehors des routes, le peu de routes qu'il y a ... mais bon, tu sais tout ça, si ta grande-mère était Caussienne... on se donnera rdv dans la maison en pierre abandonnée en haut des falaises près de Florac un de ces 4... là où il y un puit bourré de ...

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@eloh, surely there must be some ancient wagons around your neck of the woods, just ask all the local farmers to let you look around in their barns... (many thanks for the link by the way !)

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Hi Robert, whether you've slept two hours or twelve, you are always welcome, you always bring a fresh thought or two with your fabulously creative mind...

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Hi ya Christine... well, saying I'm a Dead Head may be going a bit far, but I have liked their music (alot) since I was 16 or 17 and by chance bought a copy of Steal Your Face, and it's true, I saw them play rather alot of times, in alot of places... if you go down the right side to the labels list there are some other past posts about the Dead and Jerry... many thanks in any case...
:-)

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Ah Clo, you are so kind... merci infiniment pour le thermos de café pour préparer la balade de ce matin sur les Causses, sous la neige peut-être....ooh là, j'ai les glaçons, il fait moins 6 ou 7 où je suis... j'ai du mal avec ça... j'aimerais partir loin au soleil... mais bon, pour maintenant, c'est ton commentaire ici qui apporte le soleil... merci Clo... et bisoux to you too...

:-)

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Ah, salut Jeff ! Ca faisait un bail depuis... depuis... puis... uis... is.... Mais si, mais si, bien-sûr il y a un truc chaud à boire ici, en fait, la grenouille, après 17 ans de vie commune, m'a offert il y a très peu de temps un nouveau cafetière... qui fait des cafés extraordinaires... donc, tu passes quand tu veux, le café est prèt, et le patron aussi...

:-p

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Ahhhh Nevine, I was about to make a quip about being so lucky as to get two comments for the price of one, but I see the second one has already been carted away in an old wooden wagon, carted away to wherever redundant but not identical comments may vanish too once Blogger executes whatever script it takes to execute a comment condemned to disappear... I liked both of them, indeed I did, but I'll settle even for one lovely collection of insights from you... Nevine, oh perceptive one...

I swear, I think you can see into deep recesses of my mind that even I have trouble seeing into... and you are welcome, welcome to explore... yes, a study in contradictions, that's it exactly.

:-)

Maryh K. said...

"...just grooving along as best as possible in this strange world we live in..." yes Owen, I just feel like you.

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