ANNOUNCING: I’ll be reading from The Enjoy Agenda and signing books at Creative 360 in Midland on September 10, at 7:00 p.m. Also on the horizon, a reading at Pages Book Store in Detroit on Tuesday, September 12, at 6:00 p.m.
And this just in: John Freeman’s review of The Enjoy Agenda, broadcast on Michigan Public Radio on Aug 20, 2019.
And find at right a link to my most recent blog post: A Suite, a Swim, a Fish–
It was October 2005. What little I knew about Galveston, Texas, I owed entirely to Glen Campbell. His song of that title, written by Jimmy Webb, was released in February 1969. I was sixteen. I had a girlfriend. The song played on the AM radio in my red VW bug when we bombed around town or drove down to the drive-in theater in Saginaw. Good song, crappy radio. I never bothered to listen carefully to the lyrics. I hummed along indiscriminately and waited for the sad and yearning turn in GC’s voice when he sang, “Galveston, oh Galveston, I am so afraid of dying…,” missing the references to the sea that came earlier in the song: “I still hear your seawinds blowing,” for example, and “I still hear your seawaves crashing,” for example, and “I still see her standing by the water.” MORE