Monday, March 2, 2015

In depth

It was a relatively warm day today. Given the past month or so we had, that meant a lot of melt. Which meant puddles, deep and broad, and mad scrambles not to get ankle deep in water. A sign of things to come? Probably. What are you gonna do?

I'll be back.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Cheyenne Saturday Random Ten

Currently in the homestretch of reading Thomas Berger's Little Big Man. It's a very funny book and as good a story of belonging to/being torn between two cultures as I've read. Berger's style in this is very reminiscent of Mark Twain. Of course when it was first published Twain was taken to task for exposing the nation's youth to filth and vulgarity. Imagine what those critics would have thought of this...

1. The Band - To Kingdom Come
2. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - You'll Never Be a Man
3. The Who - Girl's Eyes
4. Broadcast - Corporeal
5. Diana Krall - Pick Yourself Up
6. Metric - Lost Kitten
7. Morphine - All Wrong
8. Sun Ra - Where Is Tomorrow
9. Patsy Cline - She's Got You
10. Roxy Music - In Every Dream Home a Heartache

Friday, February 27, 2015

One to beam up (sorry)

Yes, I know it's been a week since I've done a non-video post. It's getting late and what I thought I might write won't get written tonight.

But hey, here's the great and now late Leonard Nimoy supporting the Bangle cause with his fascinating eyebrows.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Going to the dogs

I Googled "wolves playing chess" because I was curious how our lupine neighbors might handle, say, a Queen's gambit. Alas, I found nothing. Perhaps no animal researchers have taken their training down that road? Then I shortened the search to "wolves playing" and found this. Which I definitely like. It's both bold and beautiful that whoever shot this had the wolves frolicking right in front of his house.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Picture this

I'm not going in with any great familiarity with Sra Iturbide's work, but what I see hear is quite lovely. She does have a gift for making black and white (maybe with a brown tint in places) come alive.

Also I like this clip because Spanish, when you take time to listen to it, is a beautiful language, one that we don't appreciate often.

Friday, February 20, 2015

The hum of the Friday Random Ten

One thing about night, late at night, when it's a little windy outside. You can lie down or even stand and listen, the few cars passing on the street blending in with the wind. It's kind of peaceful.

1. Beck - Blackbird Chain
2. Fleetwood Mac - Same Old Way
3. Ernie K-Doe - A Certain Girl
4. Metric - Clone
5. Rasputina - My Orphanage
6. The Who - Our Love Was
7. Sun Ra - Tapestry from an Asteroid
8. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Clubland
9. Fitz & the Tantrums - Break the Walls
10. Diana Krall - Devil May Care

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

We'll burn that cross when we come to it

Well I guess the Klan as such doesn't have as much of a presence in the UK, but this has gotta be intentional. Some guy knew he was going to be fired for some other reason - maybe boinking the boss's wife, I don't know - and slipped this promotion into the agenda. It's just too perfect.