Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Scent of Autumn & The Earth Moved, WTF!
I already woke to the shock that Nick Ashford had passed away. He and wife Valerie Simpson, co-wrote some of the soundtrack of my life, mostly about love. It is nice to note that he and Valerie lived the truth of those songs in their long life together.
For anyone who doesn't know Ashford and Simpson's Motown stuff, they also wrote "I'm Every Woman" for Chaka Khan which became a gay Disco anthem of sorts in the 80s. I played "Ain't no Mountain High Enough" in his honor.
Mostly, it's a quiet day. Blue sky, cool & fresh air are inviting me to the ocean. Hurricane Irene will likely head our way by the weekend, so I'd better take advantage of the beach now.
The cleaning chores will have to wait until my return, if I choose to address them.
***As I typed that last bit, the entire building began to sway and did so for about 20 seconds. At first I thought it was just me - positional vertigo, or something - but the window blinds moved, as did the iced tea in the glass on the desk, and there was an audible rumble. Very strange, indeed. Did the earth really move here? So close to the ocean? I remember feeling the earth tremble in NYC in the early 70s, thanks to a shift of the Hudson Fault, which was confirmed the next day.
If no one else experienced this event, I will commit myself to the local looney-bin next chance I get.