23 June 2013
From Fresh Water
Slept late this morning, Sonja having let the dog out into the birdsong morn. Makes a man feel strong, a good sleep does. Put on some coffee, put Stan Roger's "From Fresh Water" on the record player.
Stan was dead before I came to his music. I was fucking near dead myself long before I added one of his records to my growing collection. Still do not have all his records quite yet, as I should, even when relying on happenstance, as I do, to fill my collection's many holes.
This one I found up Desert Park way in a little shop. Except for a couple thumb smudges, now cleaned, it is perfect in every way.
There is a quote of Stan's on the cover which has moved many a man. "I kinda like the way Heinlein put it - 'When sampling life, take big bites, moderation is for monks'. - sounds more than reasonable to me!"
Stan Rogers died a little more than 30 years ago - June 2, 1983. Heard no mention of the anniversary of his death. Good thing I found his last record to play.