Category Archives: Music

A year in books (and a brief digression on music)

What did you read in 2009 that you’d recommend–or discommend–to others?
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Ukulele madness

For Jac, who has owned a ukulele for some time, and for Augie, who received one for Christmas: Is it just me, or is "ukulele" one of those words that looks misspelled no matter what you do to it?

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Celine Dion is amazing

You know it's true, haters. (Terry.)

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Happy, sad, self-doubt and the transformative power of music

So I’m sitting here making a playlist. The 75-minute limit that the CD format imposes forces one to make choices: thematic, lyrical, genre-iffic choices (“Genriffic” looked too much like some lame youth get-out-the-vote slogan. “Make Your Voice Heard! You’re GenRiffic!” … Continue reading

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The boys just left, roughly 6 minutes ago, for a Campfire gathering in the wilds of Camp Namanu this weekend. It's drizzly, but not cold, so I expect they'll have a fine time. Mud is less than daunting to a … Continue reading

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Multiquest panmemetical personal disclosure polysyllabarium

Via Jennifer Lynn. I like this one 'cause you can replace questions as you see fit: A) People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs & replace any question that they dislike with a new question. … Continue reading

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We love Radiohead

…kind of a lot. Enough that we've started cultivating our own stable of Minotaurs. Don't worry, sweetie! The next one won't hurt nearly as much! See? By the time you get to the third, it's refreshingly old hat, and you … Continue reading

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The boys are back in town

And not a moment too soon. I was getting awful twitchy without them. Tonight we returned to our regular routine. Jeopardy!, Simpsons, dinner. Except usually I make dinner while they're watching Simpsons but tonight it was the one where the … Continue reading

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A question for the universe

So I've found that the best music for me to listen to when I'm writing is dramatic, symphonic, instrumental-type stuff. Kinda soundtracky, but not usually so heavily orchestrated, 'cause the Wall of Strings effect gives me hives. Stuff like Explosions … Continue reading

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Remember how ages and ages ago I pointed out how much Rhys looked like Beck? He still does. More so, even: For your reference: D'you think I should ask for child support?

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