Dienstag, 08.12.2009

Ride Board

Ride needed to States Borough, call Willie
Ride needed to Kansas City, call Jerry or Mike
Ride needed to San Francisco, call Tony
Ride needed to Ferrydale, Louisiana, call Jerry Lee
Ride needed to Hibbing, Minnesota, call Bob
Ride needed to Woodstock, call Van
Ride needed to Belfast, call Van
Ride needed to Caledonia, call Van
Ride needed to Georgia, call Jimmy or Ray
Ride needed to Los Angeles, call Randy
Ride needed to Mendocino, call Dug
Ride needed to Chicago, California, call Robert
Ride needed to New York, New York, call Frank
Ride needed to El Paso, call Marty
Ride needed to Las Vegas, call Elvis

My spirit left my body while I slept and took a seat in a small café overlooking the river
And in a small café overlooking the river, my spirit relaxed and drank a cappuccino and then another
And my spirit borrowed a cigarette and smoked it and watched it disappear
And my spirit rose
And on it’s way out, paused before the ride board
And reading it, my spirit was moved and fell to it’s knees and wept
And sang of the ride board it’s praises in a loud voice

[The Colorblind James Experience: A „ride board“ is a bulletin board at a college or meeting place for young people where one can post signs of „ride needed to ‚X.'“ If you happened to be driving that way, here was a person able to share expenses. I didn’t have a car for much of my early college years, and the ride board was an important resource for me. Nowadays, everyone’s got a car and you don’t see them much anymore. The cafe referred to in the song was the Lowlife Cafe of Oswego NY. It was gone by the time I joined the band, but Chuck spoke of it often. I think both Phil and Ken probably remember it from their Oswego days as well. The names and cities in the song are significant.]

2 Kommentare zu “Ride Board”

  1. Volker Pantenburg schreibt:

    I’m considering a move to memphis.

  2. Michael Baute schreibt:

    Still, where there’s smoke there’s often fire and it’s only right to face the question head on. So this episode of the »Absolutely More«-podcast takes a glance at the quirky side of the Colorblind James Experience. Apart from determining the actual identity of »A Walrus« [?] there has probably been no more problematic issue ever in the history of pop music: »Was The Colorblind Experience a quirky band?« Weigh the evidence, sip the facts and make up your own mind…

    Das ist aus 01:07 bis 01:40 des verlinkten Podcasts. Dann kommt auch schon der Song von oben.

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