It’s the flu. We had our flu shots, but I read in the news that a second strain is going through. It’s the sickest I’ve been in years. I’m just glad to be back in Florida.
I came across this recording that I made in 1973 when I was teaching at the University of Georgia. God, I hated that place. When I got back to Tallahassee I stopped trying to play the guitar. Maybe I should have kept it up. I might have gotten better. The song is Mississippi John Hurt’s Candy Man.
I bought the tape recorder when I was 17 years old. I had been to a party at Averill Vanderipe’s house, and her father had one. It was the most expensive thing that I ever bought. I had made over $100 cutting grass in the neighborhood.
From 1998. Spencer is up to his old tricks.