Archive for the ‘Whatever’ category

Tripblog 2

The thing about my family in Dallas is they are family in some sense I never aspired to. They all lived along Hillcrest Avenue the last fifty years. My aunt’s kids went to school close to home and the two boys have lived there again since college though the older one just moved out last […]

Pretty songs to get you through your winter crushes

So here it is: the second half of mixmas 2012. This is a much more easy-going set of songs. These songs, unlike part one, don't demand running shoes and gas pedals and hurtling velocity. They feel comfortable in a living room. Or on a brisk walk with a hat and gloves. Or with a glass […]

In Praise of Messy Lives: A soundtrack

God it feels weird getting up on this TGW stage again. It's been a real long time since I was up here. It was May 2012. It was to share something called Farrell and Trixie's Memorial Day mix. That was nine months ago. Just weeks before all the changes. All the conclusions. The untanglings. The […]

My turn!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cSkstVOq7g[/youtube] Oh, hi. I like Christmas music sort of. I bet you thought I didn’t. This one is from some awful TV special I grew up in the 80s and think Annie Lennox automatically makes things wonderful. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMlRfiRppGo[/youtube] Cute but you only have to listen to a few bars to get the joke: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEDj0TEggvY[/youtube] Best […]

Your music, let you show me it

I just got spotify! If you’re in a music recommending mood, tell me three albums from the last five years I really ought to have heard. Chances are very good I won’t have heard it. Any genre is fair game though I am likely to give a polite half-listen to dance pop/everythingcore.

Movies of 2012

2012 is more than half over. Let’s take a look at some movies that have come out this year. The Top 5 So Far (In No Particular Order) Cabin in the Woods – Joss Whedon’s incredibly fun horror/action/comedy is a movie that you should really watch in a room with other people. I guarantee we’ll […]

Fear of Flying, Part 1 Million

Blogging is how we think now, right? How we process? How can I have a thought but that it become a status update? Well… I’m in the process of trying to talk myself back on planes. I have help from a lot of lovely people–people who have said they would fly with me, people who […]

Sunday post because I had a two-minute conversation

with BW about this song at 1:40-something a.m. at Fresh Salt and don’t have his email address but am under the impression he might occasionally read postings here [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Cms83gSjB4[/youtube]

Monday photo 6/18/12

I’m assuming that the poor soul who wrote this was in a hurry so’s not to get busted for writing on the restroom wall.

Dampa

My grandfather passed away last month. Had I told my grandfather I had a blog, he probably would have told me to get it checked out by a doctor, so this is an interesting forum to write about his passing. I’ve wanted to write something about him since it happened. After my grandmother passed away […]