Monthly Archives: August 2011

365 DotU, Day 81 Makes Do Without A Vocoder

I love me some Alan Parsons Project. I wore out a tape of Tales of Mystery and Imagination a long time ago, and I adore so much of what’s weird and symphonic and dramatic and interesting in the music APP … Continue reading

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365 Days of the Unoriginal, Day 80 Can’t Find A Better Man, But Isn’t Too Bummed About It

My father, in my experience, has always had pretty interesting taste in music. While I wouldn’t say that we grew up in a musical household — I was the only one in my immediate family who actively continued to play … Continue reading

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Miscellany From Busyland

My scheduled blogging should return to something a bit more normal in a week or so. For now, though, all I can say is random stuff this: 1) My dogs are None Too Bright. Evidence: Yesterday afternoon, as they messed … Continue reading

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The Siren Song of Self-Reference

OK, one more thing to write today: I say, once again, that the Library of Congress Flickr Stream is a brilliant and wonderful thing, a treasure to be cherished always. Thank you, Library of Congress, for posting such delightful images! … Continue reading

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Ruminations of a Wore-Out Bobcat

It’s showtime at the Spencer Community Theatre this week, and the show in question is Always, Patsy Cline, a sweet little thing about a sweet little country gal leanin’ back into some sweet old country songs (and the fangirl who … Continue reading

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Drinking This Stuff So You Don’t Have To (Part 1 in an irregular series)

I begin with the necessary disclaimer: I’m no foodie. I was a picky, horrible eater as a child, and never did bother to learn to cook well. I’ve read about wine, and did attend a sort of wine tasting party … Continue reading

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365 Days of the Unoriginal, Day 79 Wants To See You Dance Again With Neil Young

Apparently, my subconscious has decided that it’s Neil Young Week on the ol’ Challenge, and has inflicted itself on the rest of my poor, addled brain. The last one was sort of a no-brainer (Heart of Gold) — I’ve been … Continue reading

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More of Bodies At Rest And In Motion

In the Library of Congress’ News in the 1910s Flickr set, there are some really amazing photographs of people playing tennis, and as I look at them, I find myself drawn to two curious features of the images: the way … Continue reading

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365 Days of the Unoriginal, Day 78: Another Hit From The Request Line!

Alison Krauss has an absolutely beautiful voice. It makes me so green with envy that I look like an enraged leprechaun. Well, in my mind, anyway. I’m too tall to be an enraged leprechaun otherwise. When my friend and Lake … Continue reading

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365 Days of the Unoriginal, Day 77: Wherever did I leave that heart of gold?

You know, I’m not really a huge Neil Young fan. I mean, I like a lot of his songs, and I have nothing but respect for the guy’s work, but it’s just not music I spend a huge amount of … Continue reading

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