in Writing About the Moon
gotta say that a lot of strange stuff happened as I was in
the midst of writing this entire section on "Moonlite Madness…"
I don't usually share the kind of stuff that happens while
writing different parts of my web site, mostly cuz it's usually
not all that interesting to anyone else but me...
the Moon is all about the unconscious, all about the past
and all about memories and the emotions they evoke… So I hope
what follows will be at least vaguely interesting…
to Liz Greene
off, I finished writing all the main page material regarding
the Moon, Lon Chaney Jr. (the Wolfman) and imagining a time
back before electricity….
I went in search of something I'd remembered reading in the
Liz Greene/Howard Sasportas book called "The Luminaries."
was looking for a brief passage on three phases of the Moon
and Greek goddesses.
while thumbing through the book - I realized to my great horror
that my entire "Moonlite Madness" opening was very, very,
very similar to Liz Greene's opening comments on the Moon.
I swear I haven't picked up that book in a long time….
I know I must have "unconsciously" remembered reading it.
But if you've been to all my different astrology sections,
then you know I'm usually pretty good about giving credit
to original authors for any of their ideas that I use (if
I can remember getting the idea from them)….
we come to the
"Luckenbach (Luke - in - bach) Moon" is a bit of homespun
poetry (actually more like a story) that was recorded back
in the mid 1970s and was included on a album put out by one
of my favorite country music performers, by the name of Jerry
is a tiny, tiny, tiny little town in Texas that Jerry Jeff,
as the legend goes, reportedly bought sometime back in the
1970s. (It was later made famous by Waylon Jennings.)
album was recently re-released on CD.
I discovered it by "accident" and picked up a copy
a few days before writing this section on the Moon.
Lord knows, I still love listening to Jerry Jeff's old music
(as well as his newer stuff)…. But
I'm pretty sure I'd only heard this particular album once
or twice back in the mid 1970s.
sitting down to write the section on the Moon - I decided
to listen to my brand new dsicovery for the first time in
over 20 years.
into the album and my writing,
"The Luckenbach Moon" came on...
(back to the Moon)