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Friday, February 20, 2009

It's Friday and I'm Willin'...

The biblical saying goes, the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. how true that is in so many areas of life. St. Paul rightfully noted that that which he desired to do came very hard to him, while that which he desired to avoid was happening in him almost automatically. Anyone who has tried to change a bad habit or a propensity to sin will note the truth of Paul's observation.

Anyhow, a fave old trucker song by Lowell George from way back when came to mind this morning, so here it is, and a couple of others just for fun. Our old long-lost friend Mark Rhodes did a great back porch rendition of it - just his voice and guitar (it was one of Mark's favorite songs and the first place I ever heard it and still the best version of it, & that includes Little Feat and Linda Ronstadt).

I simply adore the spirit of gettin' back up when you're knocked down, of doing one's duty no matter how "stove in" one is. Ronstadt did a good version of it too. And I sure would love to meet "Dallas Alice", she must've been something else. Every man I've ever heard sing this put so much nostalgic longing into singing her name...
Anyhoo, Happy Friday, and Mark - we love you, wherever you are!

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