Even though most everyone i know is bored with the election recount, i’m not… so this case in Seminole County is pretty important to me. Gore’s people cannot officially get involved in it, as their position is that every vote must be counted, but in Seminole, it turns out that the county officials let the Repubulican party fill out absentee ballots that were not completed with voter registration numbers, ect. but disallowed the Democrats from doign the same. That’s illegal and unfair enough, but there’s talk that some of the registration numbers that were filled in were bogus! If these absentee ballots are cast aside, that’s a change of several thousand votes, and Gore would win. I don’t really want Gore to win under such shady circumstances, but i hate to see a criminal like Bush get away with this.
Am downloading an interview of Hunter S. Thompson off Salon.com as i type this. Just don’t feel like listening to it right now. Have been reading his new collection of letters at work, and feel quite delerious and giddy after a couple of pages of rants to William Kennedy (who i still must read more of,) the local television station, L.L. Bean, and Jimmy Carter. It’s fun how bluntly honest he can be in the same sentence that he’s obviously lying just for the sake of absurdity, as it makes my head spin. So what if he’s often full of shit?
As hyper as i felt yesterday, i felt exhausted today. The only CD that made sense to listen to was Johnny Cash’s new album, “American Recordings III: Solitary Man”. I dug it very, very much. It felt warm, and friendly, and loved, even though the songs were actually rather bitter lyrically. I pretty much agree with the Pitchfork review of the album, but I’m still ambivalent about Cash’s cover of Nick Cave’s “The Mercy Seat”. It seems a song that Johnny Cash could have written himself, but somehow, from the very intro, it just didn’t seem to work. Aside from the cover of “I See a Darkness”, my other favorite song was the duet with Merle Haggard.