Things and Stuff
It's another Saturday night in Manchester. What a glorious thing that is :) Instead of going to watch the Jefferson Jackson Dinner in Iowa, where all the Presidential candidates will speak, I thought I'd sit at home and gather thoughts, ideas, events, activities, music and maybe a to do list here and there. I feel like I'm going to fall asleep, so we'll see how long this lasts.
I've been talking with my friend Lindsay tonight and she's introduced me to many a-things.
First, though, my brother has been fighting the fight in Olympia, Washington. The Port Militarization Resistance is a group in Oly that nonviolently resists military shipments coming into the Oly Port as a way to resist the war. I applaud their efforts and do believe that direct action is a piece of the puzzle to end this insane war. Rob has extensive pictures that will enrage and inspire you here.
Onto MUCH less serious matters, which, frankly, are much more understandable to me right now...
Lindsay turned me onto a clock that is down loadable from Blu Dot, a furniture store in Minneapolis. I didn't make the connection until I started paying attention to the new clock I've downloaded. The pictures are clearly from around the Mini Apple! TCF Bank; LOVEPOWER CHURCH off 94, if I remember correctly. How cool! I recommend it for a non-traditional way to tell time. THEN as t i m e wore on, I realized that one of the owners of Blu Dot is currently residing in the house I spent the lion's share of my youth in, they moved in with their wee ones when my folks moved to a great apartment about 8 (Peggy corrected me and says it's only 5-I'm not sure if I love or loathe my inability to keep track of time!) years ago. Small world (Lindsay's in New York, telling me, in New Hampshire, about a clock that originates in my hometown and with that strange connection? Nothing surprises me anymore...).
Music I've been loving lately?
Beirut the whole The Flying Club Cup album
My Moon My Man
Then also, Psapp "Sad Song," Old Crow Medicine Show, "Wagon Wheel."
and Lindsay also turned me on to David Byrne's "radio" station: Radio David Byrne where you'll always find things you don't expect and that you wish you had :)
I think that's all I've got for now, which I fell like is a lot considering it's been over months...
Wishing you the same great sleep I'll have in a few minutes-
PS If you want to see pictures of where I am and what I'm doing, but not really of me, go here.