Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thanks for the Joy You've Given Me

I'm in the process of writing another book, and in the introduction to it, I mention Drift Away.

I vividly recall Pamela and I discussing names for our old trawler but nothing fit.  I believe that things and pets and babies will name themselves given enough time.  We were listening to the radio, and Dobie Gray came on.


"Drift Away"


Day after day I'm more confused

Yet I look for the light through the pouring rain

You know that's a game that I hate to lose

And I'm feelin' the strain

Ain't it a shame


Oh, give me the beat boys and free my soul

I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away

Oh, give me the beat boys and free my soul

I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away


Beginning to think that I'm wastin' time

I don't understand the things I do

The world outside looks so unkind

And I'm countin' on you

To carry me through


Oh, give me the beat boys and free my soul

I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away

Yeah, give me the beat boys and free my soul

I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away


And when my mind is free

You know a melody can move me

And when I'm feelin' blue

The guitar's comin' through to soothe me


Thanks for the joy that you've given me

I want you to know I believe in your song

And rhythm and rhyme and harmony

You've helped me along

Makin' me strong


Oh, give me the beat boys and free my soul

I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away

Give me the beat boys and free my soul

I wanna get logst in your rock and roll and drift away


Oh, give me the beat boys and free my soul

I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away

Hey, give me the beat boys and free my soul

I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away


Na na na, won't you, won't you take me

Oh, take me


Reading the lyrics then, what stood out was

Oh, give me the beat boys and free my soul, I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away...

But today, reading the same lyrics, the ones that jump off the screen are

Thanks for the joy that you've given me
I want you to know I believe in your song
And rhythm and rhyme and harmony
You've helped me along
Makin' me strong

Drift Away wasn't just an old trawler.  It was a lifetime experience.  Thank you all for following our adventures, and misadventures.  You are the reason I wrote this blog, and continue to write.  You prodded me everyday, especially when the day's blog was late. 

In other news, I've started investigating looking for a literary agent to handle the publishing and marketing of my books.  And I'm contemplating a film agent for Weak in Body, Strong in Mind and Spirit, a wild book if I do say so myself.  I'm a bit shocked that this one came from my own brain because it is pretty, uh... bizarre, although you loyal readers may not be surprised at all.

My current book project is another nonfiction Sasquatch book that needed to be written, and then it is back to writing the Drift Away Toilet Companion.  Anyone who is a "follower" (by clicking the "subscribe to Drift Away" link above) will get a signed copy at a discount off of Amazon's list price.  And actually, if anyone wants a discounted signed copy of any of my books, email me at adkdave at hotmail.com  (replace "at" with "@", no spaces).  All books retail for $16.95 on Amazon.  I'll sign any books and mail them for $15 each plus $2 for shipping.  You can mail me a check or pay me on Pay Pal, which is easier.  The books are:

Living Among Sasquatch:  A Primer (non-fiction)

A chronicle of Pamela's and my experiences in learning that not only were Sasquatch real, but that we were living among them in our cabin in the woods.


Living Among Little People: A Guide for Sasquatch (almost all fiction)

Generally follows the same story as Living Among Sasquatch but told from our Sasquatch's perspective.  It is a tongue-in-cheek narrative where our Sasquatch misinterprets just about everything he observes us doing, with a good dose of action and suspense.


Weak in Body, Strong in Mind and Spirit
(completely made up, except the people and places are real) 

This book is a real hoot.  That's probably all I can say about it.  This came from my alleged brain, which should not come as a surprise anyone who knows me.


I am awaiting a proof of a 2018 calendar containing my photographs from Georgia's Golden Isles, our favorite part of our cruise.  Heck, I'll even sign that for you in gratitude for making this all possible.  $10, $1 for shipping.

Thank you all.

1 comment:

  1. Good on you. We all met while you were on Drift Away.

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