For those still hanging around this uncrowded corner of cyberspace, here is a list of music I've been listening to over the last few months to get me through... whatever. Yes, a lazy bulleted list — but it's a classic and it works.
- Porcupine Tree, Recordings
- Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon
- Chris Neilman, score from Animatrix — Beyond
- Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare
- Steven Wilson, The Raven That Refused to Sing
- Rush, Clockwork Angels
- Dido, Girl Who Got Away
- Dream Theater, Images and Words
Here's the Animatrix — Beyond score.
Avenged Sevenfold is courtesy of Katie, with whom I've been swapping music a goodish bit of late since discovering our tastes are remarkably compatible. Dream Theater is another new discovery. Here's a rendition of their (apparently) huge hit, "Pull Me Under", performed by a group of kids with ages ranging from 11 to 18. The lead singer in this video, Miss Kala Scarpinski (age 11), fucking nails this song.
Now why was I not exposed to this album in 1992 when it was out?
- Alice In Chains, Jar of Flies
- Eric Clapton, Slowhand
- Heart's entire discography
- Queensrÿche, Promised Land
- The Time-Life AM Gold collection, 1972-1979
Speaking of things which work and don't, I'm trying to decide what to do with this blog. I've not updated it much lately, obviously, and am considering several options, including overhauling it or scrapping the damn thing. The way it has run over the last almost four years is slightly incompatible with the new life I'm adapting to, plus it's not like I have a shit-ton of readers here anyway. I may experiment a bit to see what sticks and what doesn't. But yeah, I'm still around. If you are still around too, thank you.
There's just one more thing
Sixteen tomato plants in the ground, an avocado tree sprouting in the windowsill, a shared plot of squash with the next-door neighbor, a full compost bin, two pots of lettuce on the front porch, and three and a half more bare plots out back waiting for seeds of some sort. There's a cold weekend in the forecast, but I'm hopeful that everything will survive, and that when summer arrives, I will eat well.