December 3, 2013
i’m not the biggest fan of carols. Don’t get me wrong – I’m no Grinch. I just find most of tem too commercial (sounds like a jingle – pardon the pun) or some of them boring (not my cup of tea). The only album I’m able to stand is Jazz to the World – maybe because it doesn’t sound so Christmassy (if that’s a word at all).
I’m partial to One Small Child (maybe because we sang it in high school) and Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer ( maybe because I find it funny). I’m a fan of Do They Know It’s Christmas and Come All Ye Faithful – proving I don’t like most of them but there are a few Christmas songs I can endure. I like songs not as a class but individually – why should it be different for a particular season?
July 11, 2013
One of my favorite bands was Everything But The Girl (EBTG): not only because I enjoyed their music but I liked their lyrics; song and album titles; as well as their name (even if they were named after a shop that tries to sell almost everything, it just goes you that a purely commercial endevour cannot offer true love try as they might). I last followed them with “Walking Wounded” and after that they became to “electronica” for my taste: their last album that I related to was “Amplified Heart.”
I think differently from my wife and we often do not agree save for some major things. Even before, I was not the easiest bloke to get on with – much more to live with. I would not have blamed her for leaving – in fact I understand the reasons why. Thankfully she has stuck around.
There is something about her that I cannot put into words (not that it has stopped me from trying obviously). To paraphrase the tagline from Gattaca (one of my favourite movies of all time): there is no gene for the human soul. She complements me: she is the yin to my yang. I do not believe in perfection but she is damn near close to an ideal partner for me – she does what she can and continues to smile despite our trying circumstances. This is my much muted attempt to shout it from the rooftops: surely this will last much longer than carving “I heart Rhoda” on a tree.
It does not matter how many times you tell other people – it is like the sound of a tree falling in the woods and no one hears – but to the actual object of your affection You should tell the other person how you feel about them everyday – intellectually I understand but it is not in my nature. I know I do not say it nearly as often enough: I love you.
January 6, 2012
not that the tunes are not important but as a so-called writer i value words more. in today’s world of digital downloads, it’s like the singles of the ’60’s and not the integrity of the concept albums.
May 5, 2011
i’m not against digital music downloads nor do i hate progress nor am i a Luddite, i just really miss concept albums.
March 28, 2011
went to my son’s first piano “recital” yesterday. some kids were really talented, while others performed to the delight of the parents.