Oh, don’t you leave me here


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It’s so strange, just over a week ago we had some heavy-duty wet snow laying all over the trees and now the sun is bright and my brow is consistently soaked. Montana is all over the place. It’s amazing how much the weather affects my mood. I didn’t really realize this until a couple years ago, but now, man, I feel like a king on a sunny day and a serf on a dreary. Our precipitation / snow-pack levels are higher than average this year in montana, so hopefully we will forgo hell on earth this summer and remain smoke-free in August. Hit the hills a few times over the last week or so, but mostly I’ve been bombing around like a monster on my new bike. It took me a second to find the right bike to fit my modern needs, a comfortable commuter with balls, but I found exactly what I wanted and on sale. A couple days a week I have work at 4 in the morning and I have taken a vow that I will not break down and drive on those days, but will stay true and heft myself onto my bicycle. I live up in the mountains, so on these early morning days i start off with a lengthy dark downhill that gets my heart going. It’s real country dark at 4 in the morning, and my petzl headlight barely makes a dent in the darkness as I ride. A couple mornings ago, when coming around a corner silently, I came across a fox and a cat standing there together. They both froze for an instant as my headlight hit them and then I was gone around the next corner. What was going on? Was there to be a rumble? Do foxes hunt cats? Perhaps love was in the air?



From radio show last week Artist / Album / Song / Pump it!

Paul McCartney / McCartney / Kreen – Akrore

The Charlatans / The Amazing Charlatans / Alabama Bound

Simon and Garfunkel / Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme /A Poem on the Underground Wall

The Rolling Stones /Between the Buttons / She smiled sweetly

Smog / Strayed EP / Strayed

Andre Ethier / Andre Ethier Featuring Pickles and Price / She will never be your girl

Harry Nilsson /Nilsson Schmilsson / Jump into the fire


  1. Adam Garrett wrote:

    Great mix. Thats just put me in a good mood!!!

    Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 9:35 am | Permalink
  2. Larry Here wrote:

    I recently encountered a fox that actually BARKED at me, my dog, and my daughter. Several times, after running to a safe rock perch about 50 ft above us. Never had that happen before… Crazy (like a) fox. LH

    Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 11:55 pm | Permalink
  3. Adam Garrett wrote:

    Is that Chad Zierberman in the yonder?

    Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 8:27 am | Permalink
  4. Bear wrote:

    Did you know i once saw two male ducks come up behind a female duck, pin her down, and wait for a third male duck to come up and take care of business. It was animal kingdom rape. they say a ducks quack doesnt echo, but those cries from that poor duck echo louder tand longer than the mightiest lions roar. I can feel your angerrrr…. it gives you FOCUS, makes you STRONGER !!!!!

    Friday, August 1, 2008 at 8:51 pm | Permalink
  5. Thiersel wrote:

    Just to let you know: I dropped by regularly about once a month since discovering. Always great reading and listening. Relieving. Now I´ve decided to subscribe.

    Saturday, August 2, 2008 at 8:24 am | Permalink
  6. Bear wrote:

    hey webmaster… just letting you know i totally dig your stuff. its like listening to god sing in my ear, except instead of god its collin and instead of singing he’s crying tears of music. hope all is well in the shire !!!! fuckers

    Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 4:58 pm | Permalink
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