Palate Cleanser: Fun with SiteMeter. And Trains. And Sixties Music.

Filed under:Cool,It's My Life,Music — posted by Anwyn on March 19, 2008 @ 10:40 am

This site is visited frequently by somebody from Downingtown, Pennsylvania. I can’t see a place name ending in -town without thinking of this song, “Morningtown Ride,” by The Seekers:

This is one my dad sang when I was a kid, but it didn’t survive into our later repertoire … until I heard my little cousin, three years old, piping it during a camping trip last year. It came back with a vengeance. Doesn’t get much better than a train lullaby … unless maybe it’s a cowboy lullaby.

And speaking of trains, if you didn’t already, check out these beautiful shots of Appalachian railroad scenes. The photographer, Kevin Scanlon, has an exhibition currently running in Grafton, West Virginia.

Via Rick Lee.


  1. I think I may be your frequent visitor from Downingtown. I have a number of sites that I visit regularly, and yours is one of them. Coincidentally, I’m an old fan of “The Seekers”. Thanks for posting the “Morningtown Ride” video!

    Comment by Stephen John Lewis — March 20, 2008 @ 1:06 pm

  2. Stephen, thanks, glad you like the video. I’d never heard of The Seekers before I looked for this song. :)

    Comment by Anwyn — March 20, 2008 @ 4:24 pm

  3. You’re quite welcome. My condolences for your recent loss.

    Comment by Stephen John Lewis — March 21, 2008 @ 1:59 pm

  4. I liked that video. I couldn’t help but notice that the hairstyles of the both the men and women are surprisingly current looking… including the facial hair on the men. Can’t say the same for the clothing. Pearls at a folk-music concert! Oh boy!

    Comment by Rick Lee — March 28, 2008 @ 2:52 pm

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