Goodbye Sihanookville, Hello Bruce Springsteen

In less than three hours I’ll leave Sihanookville. It’s no doubt for the best as the last month has once again began to catch up with me. Sihanookville is basically a party resort. It’s stunning and great great fun, but after nearly a week of solid boozing (6am/7am finishes) I just can’t handle anymore. In fact the past month has been one huge session and I really need some time out. Last night I got sick and so took the night off and spent some time with Bruce. I don’t know what it is about The Boss, but he always manages to bring me around. Just like Dun Laoighaire pier. So I listened to some of the good stuff, the real good stuff, – ‘Promised Land’, ‘My Love Will Not Let You Down’, ‘Janey Don’t You Loose Heart’, and of course ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’. It definitely helped me turn a corner and I’m gonna do at least another day of pure Bruce. If I’ve learned anything this past week, it’s that I really need a couple of days to myself. A few days to normalise and allow things to sink in a bit, to get back to me. I sometimes feel the real me gets hidden amongst the haze of booze around these parts. And also….. I don’t know what I’d do without The Boss. Thank God the songs will always be there.

Anyhow, I need to be fighting fit for the Killing Fields tomorrow. I’ve no doubt it will be tough to take all that in. Before I go I’ve to collect my iPod. It’s in a shop where I’m getting some new movies and albums put on it. Most looking forward to hearing Ryan Adams latest. I’ve heard only great things, and along with Conor Oberst, Wilco and The Boss, he’s pretty much been a constant on my iPod since leaving Dublin. I suppose that says something I don’t much want to think about right now.

I’ll leave you with the Tune That Best Sums Up My Mood Today. I really really love this song and the words ring through finer in this version than on the album version. Take it away Boss.

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