Monthly Archives: July 2012

A Couple Of Short Notes From The Habitrail

Bah. I’m out of rhythm on this blog thing. Being sick for all of July has really sucked all of the life out of my summer. Anyway, during all of the long, hacking, coughing, miserable month of July, I did … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 115 Would Like To Know If It Grooves You

Welcome to Nina Simone, part 2! One of the reasons I like today’s song, “Do I Move You” (in addition to the way it works out as a sort of play among musicians and audience sometimes — it’s fun!) is … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 114 Wants A Little Sugar In Its Bowl

I love Nina Simone. LOVE HER. I love her musical style, I love her intelligence as an artist, and I love the politics (both subtle and overt) threaded through all of her work. To hear her sing “Why (The King … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 113 Feels Like A Natural Woman…

…whatever the hell that‘s supposed to mean! No, I’m not covering that song. Yes, I totally lied to you in the title. Suck it up and deal. Yes, I was attempting to be just a wee bit clever. No, I … Continue reading

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Food and Family

A few days ago, my Wicked Stepmother* sent me a large, well-padded box in which the following wonders were contained: A dispatch from the Mothership The item on the left is a cookbook that Wicked herself put together and published. … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 112 Is Hoping For A Little Grade Inflation

Now is as good a time as any, I suppose, to repeat once again what the point of this cover song exercise is: I’m here to learn. I have skills to improve, new techniques to learn, new technologies to understand, … Continue reading

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