Twice a month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau pops by Stick A Fork In It to chime in about a random OC food or drink musing of his choice. Enjoy!!
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Dave Alvin's seminal album Blue Boulevard features "Dry River", a song of longing and loss, redemption and hope. When I saw him perform it live at Bogart's in Seal Beach back in 1991 it brought me to tears and still chokes me up a bit. One verse recalls his SoCal youth growing up near an orange grove:
"I played in the orange groves, 'til they bulldozed all the trees"
"Still, I'd stand up on the dead stumps and smell blossoms on the leaves"
"Someday it's gonna' rain, someday it's gonna' pour"
"Someday all those dead trees, well, they won't be dead anymore"