Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Hello loves. These days I am muddle-minded and scarcely quenched.
My days are long and spent in offices.
Sometimes I forget to drink.

and then I get monster headaches that I can't shake all night long.

But it’s not all bad.
I do research on potential show topics and find wonderful things like the edible schoolyard and the wastach community gardens.
Now I am contemplating attending workshops on solar cooking and urban chicken keeping.

I am working on getting someone from the gardens to come on our show. I think it would be great to do an episode on the benefits of gardening with children and starting gardening programs in schools, or tips on how to start your own community garden.

At my other job I have ample time for movie-watching and intensive music-listening and blog-perusing—all while my hands are busy scanning articles in books for library patrons.

Here are a few things I am excited about that I have been watching/listening to/reading:

Glass: A portrait of Philip in 12 Parts. I started watching this today. I only made it to Part 8 by the end of my shift, but I enjoyed the first 2/3 very much and plan on finishing it later tonight.

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Knock knock.
Who’s there?

Philip Glass.

Joseph Childress--I heard a song by him called Chariots on an online radio station and I fell in love with it. Sadly, it is nowhere to be found online, not even on his myspace. He also doesn’t even have a record out yet. But he is worth giving a tentative listen to anyway. I expect great things from him in the future.

My discovery of Childress led me to my discovery of this blog on the Naturalismo/Freak Folk genre. Genre names and petty categorizations have always confused me. But if this genre includes Joseph Childress, Animal Collective, Joanna Newsom AND Devendra Banhart, it just might be a new favorite.

Movie trailers that I am excited about (mostly old news but...)
The Princess and the Frog
Away We Go
500 Days of Summer
and, of course:
Where the Wild Things Are

Lastly, I am very excited about this year's Twilight Concert Series. Particularly Bon Iver/Jenny Lewis, M Ward/Land of Talk and Iron and Wine/Okkervil River. Those are some pretty great lineups, and you can’t beat free!

Sorry about the media-saturated post. I'll try to post something more substantial soon.


Scott said...

I am way stoked about the Twilight Concert Series!

Marie said...

When is Iron and Wine coming? I hope I'm not in Guatemala for that one. Knowing my luck I will be. Oh gosh.

That Philip Glass thing is brilliant.