Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Good music goes a long way

The last few weeks, the responsible Mr. Matthew. D. Ohl** has been waging a full scale war of attrition on the car-bomb-drinking, bluegrass-dancing, backseat-of-the-Cutlass-drunken-sleeping, dead-end-job-working, purple-wig-wearing, every six-month moving person known in various geographic regions as "The Governor," "The Mother," "The Conqueror, and "Ranger Babyface." But the alter-egos of Mr. Responsible are holding their own. Obviously I am having some sort of early-life crisis. As much as I have tried to avoid it, I think that I have finally woken up to the fact that perhaps I should do a bit more planning for some sort of a career. More details on this raging battle will be forthcoming once one side gets an upper hand on the other.

In the meantime, I have found good music a must for maintaining my sanity on a daily basis. My current favorite has been provided via a good old mix tape given to my bro by a co-worker. I figured it is fair game to "borrow" things belonging to family members if they are out of the country for the near future (thanks Bri). On said tape is a song I consider to epitomize a nearly perfect bluegrass song. The artist is Old Crow Medicine Show and the song is Wagon Wheel. The song has great twang, appropriately interesting and folksy lyrics, a danceable beat, and good musicianship. It puts me in a good mood, and like a security blanket reminds me that "everything will be alright." Thanks Old Crow Medicine Show.

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12 comments:

mynameisponcho said...

I'd have to say that on both sets of photos you look responsible. Surely only a responsible man would drink LITE beer!!!

Trust in Steel said...

Don't let concerns for the myth of responsibility impinge on your lifestyle.

kungfuramone said...

Whatever decision you make, I certainly endorse the 40 of Pabst.

Sarah said...

My rommate is sleeping so I'm trying not to laugh out loud regarding mostly the top picture. I can't believe you wore that to church on Christmas Eve! haha. Anway, coming from a person who is constantly doing the dance between reponsibility and the mentality of "screw ambition" and "I want to make a difference in this place we live" I hope things work out for ya. For me, I've been listening to ridiculous music like the Jackson 5 and Prince to keep things in perspective. I'm going to check out the bluegrass though.

Matto said...

The happy medium is the way to go. Finding it might take some effort though.

Nancy Patterson said...

Couldn't you at least drink PBR instead of the Bud? I am sending you a present guaranteed to help with keeping you Mr. Responsible.

SuperJew said...

Awww Matto! I got introduced to Old Crow Medicine Show last year by my homie from North Carolina. We went and saw them in Detroit front row center, we could see their sweat! Hahah! And they played Wagon Wheel and everyone went nuts. I love that one. Also my faves by them: James River Blues and I hear them All. They are awesome live dude, you gotta catch em' if they come to town!

Matto said...

No Bud for me, PBR by choice, Miller Light by necessity.

Rachel said...

i think ranger babyface is the best. Good luck with dodging responsibility. Unfortunately, until I pay off my ball and chain, I don't get consider donning a purple wig (I doubt it would flatter my skin tone anyway... :) so best of luck and all to Mr. Responsible, but I envy you.

Brian, Brain, B-town, Ginger, Mississippi Jim, etc. said...

sounds like you need to change the name of you blog to...reality slaps matto in the face. good luck with the decisions

Cabiria said...

I'm all for responsibility, but that purple wig looked so right on you.

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