A few weeks ago, I started reading Isaac Asimov’s Please Explain. My copy is from 1973, and I got it from my grandpa’s basement five or six years ago.
I recently found a piece of paper in it that contains the telephone numbers for two tree servicers. On the back is a reminder for a haircut on Saturday at 12:45.
This is why I love used books.
At the beginning of last year, I started a blog where I just list all of the music that I listen to everyday. In May 2012, this was a thing that NPR suggested doing for a week, and then I just kept doing it once the new year rolled around. Now that I’ve been doing it a whole year, it’s interesting to go back and see what I listened to exactly a year ago. I’ve also noted the first time I’ve listened to certain things, so you can figure out exactly how many times I’ve listened to certain albums.
I was going to update this early this morning because I had listened to a few things and couldn’t get to sleep yet. And I found that Google had deleted it because they thought it was spam. So I went through the reclamation process, and it has to be reviewed by a real person before I can get it back.
I don’t know exactly what my feelings about that are, but they’re not good ones.
- Louis: [just regaining consciousness after the battle with Gozer] Who are you guys?
- Dr Ray Stantz: We're the Ghostbusters.
- Louis: Who does your taxes?
At the beginning of the year, I had this vague idea about recording a folk song every month, like Roger McGuinn does with his Folk Den. To some degree, I have been doing that (it’s just that they’ve not all been folk songs [they have all been covers though]), but I’m going to start organizing it better.
I say this mostly because to-day I recorded the song for this month (it is a folk song), and I did some stuff with arranging vocal parts, and I think it turned out really well. I’m not going to be posting it until the 30th though. McGuinn uploads his on the first day of every month, so I think I’m going to go with the last day of each month.
As a reminder, I’m using only acoustic instruments for the first half of this year, and in July, I’ll be adding only my electric twelve-string (also because of McGuinn). These covers are exempt from that constraint, although so far, they have all been just acoustic.
Here’re the other songs I’ve done this year:
I think I hinted at this a few weeks or a month ago. Now I’m actually going to try to continue doing it.
I just read a thing about dialects, and now I can’t stop thinking about how people where I live say things like “I seen” and write “could of.”
Also, while it’s not linked to that, I also think about how people park their cars in their backyards and leave their garage doors open all the time.
I don’t like where I live.