Rush was better this week than I have seen them in years. A show for the ages.
Last night we saw Searching for Sugarman.
The incredible story of Sixto Rodriguez an American singer songwriter who went unknown in the US except to a select few fans who stumbled on his music in other countries. But that’s all changed thanks to this wonderful documentary.
Discovering his music, now in resurgence thanks to the movie is such a huge treat. The mono mix and production values of the albums make them something other worldly, besides the fact that writing like this only shows up in a few people every generation.
My main sadness is that the world has been deprived for forty plus years of Rodriguez’s art.
Go see the film. You owe it to yourself. To say more than that just dilutes the power of the story and an artist who speaks so well for himself.
Today we turned the gardens under in prep for the winter and cut the grass for the last time this year. The weather app says 37 as the sun disappears from a rare sunny November day.
Two full bowls of potatoes a bunch of carrots and some puny peppers that tried are our reward for a day outside.
The storm windows freshly painted go back up tomorrow with the help of some friends then we settle in for the long slog to May.
Winters in the PNW can be tough especially if you don’t learn to live out in it. This year there’ll be no downhill skiing for me because I’m recovering from back surgery from mid-August; so it’ll have to try snow shoeing and maybe the first time on cross country skis. Should be a fun way to get back in shape.
Wish us luck til Spring!
We’ve just wrapped up a week of no rain, lots of sun, very little clouds and 50+ degree weather.
So what did I do? Move 12 yards of dirt to start a garden. A rather ambishious feat since we’ve never grown anything in our lives. It’s in 3 seperate plots and totals about 360 square feet.
We must be nuts. Or love veggies.
Guess our summer 09 will be spent weeding!
Wow, the year has started in earnest. I looked up and it’s almost February.
Everywhere I look are closings, layoffs and sliding account values. It looks dismal. But this is no time to get mired in the funk. We’ve got to keep our heads up and pushing forward. If you listen to the prognosticators of doom your enegy will be sapped. Leaving you no energy for what has to be done.
Instead I, for one, will focus on what’s good and positive. Look for possibilty and progress not what I can’t do but what I can.
That’s how my year is going to go.
How about yours?