Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday's commute. Morning at Penn, subway north, then midtown platform in early evening, E train south, and a Babylon line old refurbished railroad car. Many were taken on a ramp from the LIRR western platform towards the Amtrack stairs. Morning rush - everyone wants to leave Penn, but at night commuters need to get there in time and possibly wait for a track announcement. I was waiting for the 7:08 train, well I actually got to Penn just in time to go down to Track 21 quickly and board. Those real late might stand for close to an hour.
I miss the old trains.
I have been listening to Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl." I first heard it on CD in the van (wow, not a pun but a coincidence) and I did not like it. I listened to it again on iPod with headphones and was charmed - it is understated and grounded, as well as honest and sparsely magical. I loved the original album. This is a great re-interpretation.
I loaded the remastered stereo "Magical Mystery Tour" unto my iPod.
"All you need is love, love is all you need."