· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · January
· · · · 26 (5 entries)

The Crocuses are Up · The first cro­cus­es are there, splash­es of vi­o­let and yel­low (the yel­low with­in the vi­o­let) in the deep green glow of the moss, which is en­joy­ing win­ter af­ter our last ter­ri­bly dry sum­mer. I can't put a pic­ture in be­cause Fu­ji­film has had my digi­cam in for ser­vice for the last 6 weeks (gr­rrrrrrrrrrrrr) ...
Electrocardiogram Phonewhistling · The doc­tor came by my place to give me a phys­i­cal in sup­port of an in­sur­ance pol­i­cy my com­pa­ny is tak­ing out on me (I'm now prob­a­bly worth more to them dead­) ...
Where Next for RSS? · Peo­ple who hang around with blog­gers all know what RSS is (if you don't, I'll in­tro­duce it.) RSS is head­ed for some in­ter­est­ing times as re­gards client soft­ware, traf­fic man­age­men­t, and busi­ness mod­el, and it would be rea­son­able to ex­pect some break­age along the way ...
Slava ... and Keef · This evening I caught a per­for­mance by Mst­slav Rostropovich ("Slava") with the Van­cou­ver Sym­pho­ny. Rostropovich is cel­e­brat­ing his 75th birth­day with a big world tour. He is def­i­nite­ly one of the ma­jor liv­ing leg­ends and it's a priv­i­lege to sit in a room and have him play mu­sic for you. I was re­mind­ed of noth­ing so much as go­ing to a Stones con­cert a few years ago ...
Listening to Stax-Volt · Re­cent­ly I've been lis­ten­ing quite a bit to The Com­plete Stax/Volt Sin­gles (re­leased in 1991 as At­lantic 7 82218-2), a 10-CD set from the the la­bel that billed it­self in the six­ties as "Soulsville USA" and made a lot of mon­ey and a lot of good mu­sic. The mu­sic is won­der­ful but maybe just a bit too thin ...
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