I’ve got to be honest, I’ve always thought the state of Georgia took the whole “peach” thing a little too seriously. Peach cobbler, peach salsa, peach ice-cream, grilled peaches, peach sweet tea, peach chopsticks, peach Laser Tag… I’ve seen it all.
Seriously though, there are 71 Peachtree Streets in GA! The whole state is like that M.C. Escher drawing, where the stairs all lead back to themselves, but upside down and twisted — drunk on peach schnapps and mint juleps. Mmmm, does anyone else want a cocktail, right about now?
For whatever reason, this summer I’ve eaten a stupid amount of peaches. Just a absurdly enormous pile of our fine state’s most famous crop. And you know what? Turns out that our peaches are no joke, my friends! There’s a good reason why everyone down here has peaches all over the brain.
I even went as far as to compare Georgia peaches to other fresh peaches from all over. Our peaches kick their peaches asses! And peaches do have an ass, if you haven’t noticed. I recently bought some organic, tree-ripened California peaches to compare to our humble conventional peach. It wasn’t even close. I’m sorry Georgia, I totally get it now. I do.
That’s probably the biggest thing that’s happened to me this summer. The peach thing. I mean, my new CD did get great reviews in Georgia Music Magazine and No Depression (thank you Darius Rips) among others. That was awesome. I was also a finalist in this folkie festival in the hottest dustiest place on earth. That was alright too. And I did teach several kid’s songwriting workshops — which kept me on my toes and reminded me that creativity is a renewable resource. My favorite line was from an 11-year-old girl, “death comes once or twice in a lifetime.”
Still the peaches kinda stand out
If anything was going to compete with my newfound Georgia peach-appreciation, it would be the show I’ve got coming up this weekend. I’ve got a new band that just sounds amazing! I’ve been talking a whole lot about it, so I won’t go into it all again. If you somehow missed my ramblings on this, you can read all about it HERE!
Thanks for reading, and listening, and you know, hanging on with me in one’s and zeros. I appreciate it.