By the time you see this, I’ll already have enjoyed these fellas at the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Portland, ME…along with my best friend who I haven’t seen in way too long. And it’s entirely possible that I have either succeeded in convincing them all to sing me to sleep every night…or that I’ve been arrested.
I never tire of Mumford & Sons. They’re working on a new album and I can hardly wait. And “Timshel” is one of those songs that I forget about until I hear it and I love it all over again. But it’s funny, when I read East of Eden as a kid in school, we only read parts of the rather enormous book, but I really liked it. And whenever I Google the word “timshel” that old Steinbeck classic appears. In fact, Timshel.org is nothing but a passage from the book. The word has come to mean, in part because of Steinbeck, “thou mayest” and represent the idea of man’s struggle between good and evil.
Seems to me like it’s a good name for a cat…but all my pets have names.