Lately, I’ve had a lot of time to sit and think. Well, I guess that’s only partially true: I’ve had the time, but not always the capability. You see, for over week, I’ve apparently been dealing with an e coli infection, but I didn’t get a diagnosis on it until last Friday. Long story short, I’ve been stuck in a recliner or my bed sleeping or watching Netflix for going on 4 straight days and, finally, today my fever has reduced to a level that allows me to think more clearly.
And something I’ve been thinking about quite a bit is Billy Bragg & Wilco’s album Mermaid Ave. I hadn’t really thought of that album much in a long time -it came up once this summer, and I’m sure that has it’s own significance- but this morning when I got up to take my antibiotic, I heard the tail-end of Billy Bragg on Democracy Now and even though I’d nearly ignored my music collection (of which I’m rather proud), in favor of fever-friendly Saturday Night Live 1990-91, I had to put on Mermaid Ave this morning.