I don’t know if it was because I was back in my old hometown, historically a railroad town, a few weeks ago, but the lyrics of some of the great “train songs” keep running through my head. Sometimes it’s Springsteen’s “Land of Hope and Dreams,” but a lot of the time it’s Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready,” which Springsteen’s song obviously honors.
It goes like this:
“People get ready there’s a train comin’
You don’t need no baggage, just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin’
You don’t need no ticket, just thank the lord.”
Of course, in my mind it got a little garbled (I’m not crazy enough to think that I can improve on Curtis Mayfield):
People get ready,
There’s a train a-comin’.
Don’t need no ticket,
Just climb on board.
But I get the gist of it – the part about climbing on board.
I’ve been thinking about those lyrics and that image as I’ve been talking with three of the smartest and coolest people I’ve met in the blawg world about what we might do together and what we might be able to build in this little piece of the blog world.
The first round of talking is done, but there’s a bigger and broader conversation to come. The talks have taken on a first form and that became live tonight.
People get ready, the Blawg Channel’s comin’. You know the rest.
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