Yesterday, when wrapped up in angst over some stupid wedding detail, I learned that Steve Wiley had died. How quickly we are reminded of what's important. I knew Steve as the owner of Hoodlums Music. Back when Hoodlums was in the basement of the MU (Memorial Union) at Arizona State University, my sisters and would … Continue reading In Memoriam
http://youtu.be/-ipJOwXhUR0 I have entered end-of-project obsession. The latest Christmas knitting project must be off my needles by the end of the month, or I will toss it off the roof and cast on everything in my Ravelry queue in rebellion. While you wait for news reports of a crazed knitter in Phoenix, you should listen … Continue reading Pot holders
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL_2xBvgyGk In my case, it was actually the dentist. He got a treatise on Current Issues in Libraries and Information Science while we waited for my novacaine or whatever they give now to kick in. I feel like we're almost even now. Almost.
There are times when everything is betwixt and between. This is one of them. The weather can't quite make up its mind: should it stay spring or morph into raging summer? My regular schedule fell by the wayside somewhere along the line, and I have no idea where to even begin trying to find. Even … Continue reading Arcadia Doors and Lemon Trees
The weather in Arizona is finally, finally, finally turning. Mornings are chilly, evenings are cool, and daytime highs are below 90º. This is the time of year when Sea Wolf's music becomes my soundtrack and I start craving sweaters knit in worsted-weight yarns. (if you live somewhere where October means highs in the 60ºs or … Continue reading Sea Wolf and Worsted
So here's a video instead. In the course of searching for something entirely different, I stumbled across KEXP's YouTube channel. It is vying with Daytrotter for my music affection, and is well on its way to becoming the object of a full-blown obsession. Don't say I didn't warn you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io90lrbVbrs
http://vimeo.com/25301738 * Musicians make the music videos posted here. You have assumed the risk of weirdness, non-G content, etc. by clicking play. These past few days, I've been on a total Nordic music kick. Sigur Rós, the Shout Out Louds, and Of Monsters and Men. I'm not sure why--the mood has struck me. Sigur Rós' … Continue reading So Happy You’ll Cry
At the end of last summer, as I was moving and starting a new job and a zillion other things, I lost my favorite CD (ok, one of my favorite CDs): Sea Wolf's White Water, White Bloom. I looked everywhere: car, apartment, cases of all the other CDs I was listening to at the time...and … Continue reading Lost and Found