Friday, November 18, 2005

Earworm: Poulenc Gloria

Various parts of this piece are floating around in my head. This morning, I was regaling my wife and child with

Qui tollis pecata mundi

DO I LIKE: Yes, very much. It's really Grown on me.
WHY: Obviously, since we've been singing it all week with COC. We had our first performance last night.

Happy nine-month-birthday, Harrison!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Earworm: Edmund Fitzgerald

Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior (Gitchi Gumi.) Consequently the Gordon Lightfoot song was discussed yesterday on NPR. Residues of it were in my consuciousness this morning. It seems odd that as I write this I am hard pressed to recall the words or melody.

DO I LIKE? Don't really know it. Not even sure about the title. Seems a little beany for my tastes, though.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


It seems most mornings I have a song stuck in my head right as I wake. I thought that if I blogged it, a useful pattern may emerge. Or not. More to come...

Earworm: Beethoven's Ninth

This morning, I kept thinking

Seid entschlungen Millionen diesen Küß der ganzen Welt.

DO I LIKE? So-so. It's grown on me. It's stirring, but not my favorite of his symphonies.

WHY? No clue. Maybe b/c of COC reh last nite, but we reh nothing like that.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

What did I learn today?

In today's edition of, "What did I learn today?" we explore the issue of etiquette.

I stood today waiting for the walk signal at a busy intersection downtown. When the signal changed, a car lerched forward as if to cross in front of me, then stopped. I walked. After I had passed the front of the car, the driver honked at me, moved her cell phone's handset, and apparently uttered some unitelligible oathes regarding my person. I looked to a passing fellow pedestrian as if to silently plead my case. We mutually shrugged shoulders and kept going.

What did I learn today?
I learned that "Even when you do the right thing, there's always someone who will find a reason to be pissed at you.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Erie Sunset

We got there just in time, so I whipped out the Treo 650 to grab this shot.

Friday, August 05, 2005

the day has finally come

when asked to select year of birth on a webpage today, mine was one further than was visible on the screen (without scrolling). and i thought the big 3-0 was significant.