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What’s the Rush?

June 8, 2021

The first thing that came to mind when I read today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt word “Sawyer” was Tom Sawyer.

The first thought that came to mind after thinking “Tom Sawyer” was Rush.

The final thought that came to mind after thinking about Rush was that I really don’t like Rush at all. That’s not an overstatement. No offense (although I know Rush fans will inevitably, and rightfully, take offense), but I don’t know how anyone can listen to Rush, or why anyone listens to Rush. And I think their drummer (may he rest in peace) was overrated. When I think of rock drummers I think of Ian Paice, Mitch Mitchell, Levon Helm and Stewart Copeland. But that’s beside the point. Or besides the point.

After I got that all out of my head I couldn’t figure out why the word “sawyer” is defined as someone who saws wood. Why wouldn’t that person simply be a “sawer”? Of course if we follow that logic then someone who practices law would be a “lawer” and not a “lawyer”.

At that point I stopped thinking about the whole thing and started listening to some music. I started with this —

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 8, 2021 11:20 am

    Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes are the most awesome band. I have their first two CDs–such a great, happy sound.

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  2. drkottaway permalink
    June 9, 2021 6:08 am

    I love that song, it’s SOOOO joyful!

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