Friday, July 3, 2009

Hump back trunk

This trunk was one of the first things we ever bought. July fourth weekend 1969, we went to a neighbour's yard sale. Our neighbour was the Lovin' Spoonful's Zal Yanovsky. We also bought a bookcase and a Beatles poster. Zal and his wife Jackie Burroughs had split up and he was selling the house and leaving town. He ended up in Kingston Ontario, produced a television show and eventually opened a restaurant, Chez Piggy which became and remains a local legend. We kept the trunk and bookcase but foolishly sold the poster.

Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting burnt and gritty
Been down, isn't it a pity
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city

All around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head

But at night it's a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come-on come-on and dance all night
Despite the heat it'll be alright

Happy Fourth of July.

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