Thanksgiving thoughts and updates

Happy Thanksgiving.

I am grateful for all the wonderful friends I have all over the world. I am grateful I married the love of my life, the girl of my dreams and we are still here.

I hope to travel to SE Asia over the winter, back to the States in the summer with hopefully a trip to Portland, Seattle and Alaska – been to 49 out of 50 states, Alaska is my last one.

This week I am binge watching some westerns I got from the Yongsan Library. The library will move to Camp Humphreys next summer but until then it is nice to have.
I saw Homesman with Tommy Lee Jones and Hillary Swain. Not bad but would have preferred a happier ending. Next up are Young Guns, Lonesome Dove Church, Doc holidays Revenge, Slow West, and 3:10 to Yuma (which I had seen earlier). And then I will watch some SF – The Postman, Prometheus Trap, Earth’s Final hours and finally the horror movie, “Get Out.”
Also got some great tunes which I downloaded for my listening pleasure.
Rod Stewart classics

Have you ever seen the rain
fool around and fell in love
I’ll stand by you
still the same
it’s a heart ache
day after day
missing you
Father and son
best of my life
if not for you
Love hurts
everything I own
crazy love

Oliver Nelson
CD One

Jams and jellies
passion flower
Don’t stand up
What’s new
Blues baby Blues
Train Whistle
In time
Lou good dues
all the way

CD 2
screaming the blues
march on March
The drive
the meeting
3 seconds
Alto It is
blues at the 5 spot
blues for Monday Friday
in passing

CD 3
stolen moments
hoe down
Six and Four
Mama Lou
Ralf’s New Blues
straight ahead
CD 4
Main stem
J and B
Emancipation blues
There’s a Yearning
Going up North
Freedom dance

Billie Holiday Disk one

As time goes by
autumn in New York
Billie’s blues
blue moon
comes love
don’t explain
east of the sun
easy to love
Embraceable you
everything I have is yours
A fine romance
Georgia on my mind
God bless the child
can’t face the music

disc 2

I cover the waterfront
I got a right to sing the blues
if you were mine
Lets call a heart a heart
Lets do it this, lets fall in love
Love for sale
Love me or leave me
Lover comes back to me
Lover man
Miss Brown to you
Moon Glow

Disk 3

My Man
Night and Day
please don’t talk about me when I’m gone
please keep me in your dreams
spreading rhythm around
strange fruit
These foolish things
What a little Moonlight can do
Your going to see a lot of me
you’re so desirable

Otis Rush and Buddy Guy

Coming home baby
All your love
Crosscut Saw
I wonder Why
Buddy Guy intro jam
Five long years
Look On Yonder Wall
Things that used to do
I smell a rat
Gambler’s Blue
Post Show interview

Willie Nelson Song Bird

Raining Day blues
Blue hotel
Back to earth
Stella blue
$1000 wedding
We don’t run
Your Love
Search Amazing Grace

Make my day Back to blue Fast Eddie Clark

Nothing left
Mountains to the sea
Make my day
Heavy load
fast train
Walking too slow
Haven’t gotten the time
One way
my new life
Ethereal Blue

best of ZZ Top

Waiting for the bus
Jesus just left Chicago
Just got paid
La Grange
Blue Jean Blues
back door love affair
Bear drinkers and hellraisers
heard it on the X

Neil Young greatest hits

Down by the River
Cowgirls in the sand
Chinatown girl
after the goldrush
only love can break your heart
Southern Man
heart of gold
like a hurricane
comes a time
Hey Hey only my
Rocking in the free world
Harvest Moon
Joshua tree YouTube
Where the streets have no name
I still haven’t found what I’m looking for
with or without you
the bullet the blue sky
Running to stand still
Red Hill mining town
in god’s country
trip through your wires
one tree Hill
mothers of the disappeared
Luminous times
Walk to the water
Spanish eyes
deep in the heart
silver and gold
sweetest thing
race against time
where the streets have no name
Beautiful Ghost
Wave of Sorrow
Dessert of our Loves
Rise up
Drunk Chicken

And some good reading as well
JRR Tolkien The Fall of Gongdolin
Stephen Hawking Brief Answers to Big Questions
Randy Wayne White Mangrove Lightning
James Patterson Never Never
Samsuk Yusa
Victor Cha the Impossible State

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