Archive for November, 2012

Clockwork Angels

Posted in Music with tags on November 16, 2012 by David Wiggs

Rush was better this week than I have seen them in years. A show for the ages.

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Rodriguez

Posted in Music with tags , on November 11, 2012 by David Wiggs

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.

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Winter prep

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on November 10, 2012 by David Wiggs

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!

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