Thursday, February 28, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
We went to see 3 Leg Torso Friday night at the Getty center (who better have payed them well). If you ever get a chance to see them, GO! I love those guys! Such awesome performers, such great music. I've seen them twice now: a memorably awesome NYE performance in their native Portland, Oregon, and now at ultra-ritzy and snobby- I mean- reserved Getty Center in L.A. They rocked it, and hard. While few at the Getty had heard of 3 Leg Torso before, they were hooked by the end of the first song. And how could they not be? The band is so fun to watch, so awesome to hear, so wonderful to move to, you can almost taste the ribbon of joy which infuses their performance.
If you've only heard their albums, you're missing some of the fun. The between song banter and song set-ups are hillarious, I'll edit this later and tell you of a few of them.
I asked Gary Irvine the name of an instrument he used (other favorite instrument of the night: bird-call) but I've already forgotten- metal, water in the base with spires all around it? He said it was used in all the old scary movies... Wish I could remember the name...
And they promised to play in Illinois sometime!!! I told you they were great guys!
Friday, February 22, 2008
Apologies, first off, to all my international friends who (rightfully) don't give a lick about American politics (usually neither do I).
While I'm a fan of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obmama left me a blog comment... and he folded my laundry... and saved his desert for me.
Fun site from Barack Obama is your new bicycle
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
We all got hit with a ton of ice here last week, and though my yard faired much better than my friends' in Cobden, we still lost a lot of branches off trees. I spotted a big branch of the old dogwood down yesterday (I love that tree more than a person ought to love something like a tree) and decided the stems were pretty enough to put in a vase.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I watched that Holly tree fall this morning, as I was waking up after a phone call from Andy, telling me his icy woes... Very surreal. Especially how the one bird feeder is frozen in a semi-upright position.
I've been outside to break the ice off the bird feeder three times already, but I've seen almost all of the Southern Illinois songbirds, and a few very grateful fox squirrels. In one hour I saw purple finches, dark eyed junkos, blue jays, cardinals, black-capped chickadees, tufted tit-mice, a couple that are either fox sparrows or thrushes, and an immature mocking bird who instantly claimed the apple I put out.
My college canceled classes today and when I called my aunt at work and she told me just to stay home, so... I did. (and now you know why I posted three times today).
I don't know how I got to Prada's website, anything so expensive it doesn't have a price tag is beyond me (and probably cost more than my car... but not my laptop!)
Nonetheless, its a nice website and they have this short film called Trembled Blossoms that's quite pretty. Music by CocoaRosie... who, after being featured in Prada, can hopefully afford to fly me to their next show.
CocoaRosie sisters, are you listening? I see why you did it, Prada is just trying so hard to be cool and cutting edge its hard not to feel for them. And it almost works. But in my opinion, shoes should not cost more than a house in the Greek islands. But if you really, really want to send a pair to me... I guess that would be ok.
yes, I started watching because it has the same name as my dog, but the film Amelia by Édouard Lock is stunning, from what I can discern from the 5 minute youtube clip. Makes me wish I had taken ballet and could dance as they dance.
and then I started thinking about how strong their toes must be... I bet they have really ugly feet under those ballet shoes.