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  • Don’t have much for today. Auto-correct is anticipating what I want to say pretty well this morning, so I’m definitely in cliche land. Hope all’s well with everyone, and that May will be a great month. Fully vaxed and two weeks out and we’re feeling…
  • I have a book that purports to have “The 100 Best Rock ‘n’ Roll Records of All Time” by Jimmy Guterman. Not sure that I agree with him on all of his choices, but he makes compelling arguments for them. Most are among the best of all time, so there’s…
  • Quick one today. We’re headed down to see the grandson. He’s sixteen months old and a pure delight. We’ll have a great time. We’re all over the place with this week’s podcast, so listen in to hear Dusty Trails, Stereolab, the Cardigans, Belle &…
  • Well, we got our second shot on Thursday. Unlike the first shot, there was no line when we showed up for our appointment. Good thing we got it on Thursday, as I was down for the count on Friday. Had a little bit of an elevated temperature, but it fe…
  • The King James' version uses he is risen in Matthew 28:5-6. It's generally updated to he has risen (as my grammar corrector is trying to make me do). Don't know if it was correct English back in the day, or if they thought that "he is risen&quo…
  • Happy Pascha. It was originally a variant of Passover used by the Jewish people but early Christians claimed it for what we know as "Easter." Passover is now Pesach in Hebrew, which ends at nightfall today. 


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  • Tuesday, 1:00-1:10. First shot. Come on over to the bus station to get vaccinated...or words to that effect. Kate and I went over at 12:50, figuring this would be a breeze. There was some backup, but it wasn't bad. We waited in line in our car, slow…
  • I'm guessing that it's a UK thing - in New Hamshire the wait between shots was at least 6 weeks before the governor decided that maybe he should get back to the recommended wait times. I worked as a volunteer last week and they were told that it wou…
  • Good news (for Kate and me) - we have our vaccination scheduled for Tuesday. New Hampshire is starting to let the kids get vaccinated (well, kids = 50-64 year-olds) beginning on Monday, and we managed to get on the schedule early. I thought that it …
  • Could it actually be spring? The equinox is a week off, and yet it was really warm this week, getting to the high 60’s on Thursday. Can’t really rely on forecasts, but it’s supposed to be warm by mid-week next week (this is in New England – ymmv). …
  • March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. I don’t know how I know this – it’s just one of those expressions that I heard when I was young and has stuck with me. This March has certainly been lion-like, if lions are very, very cold. But a…
  • Today marks the end of another month. On Monday it’s March 1. And what is happening in March? Why, it’s anniversary time. It’ll be a year since the pandemic hit and kept us cooped up at home. The first-year anniversary present is paper. I know what…
  • How’s everyone doing? Hope all’s still well out there. New strains of the virus, vaccinations on the upswing, weather doing weather things out there. We’re having a normal winter – if anything snow’s been a 
little light overall. 
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  • I saw a tweet yesterday that said “Am I depressed or is laying in bed f*ing awesome?” We’ve got the Pandemic blues, and one way to celebrate is to listen to the blues. I’ve put together an hour’s worth of blues music from the last 5 years. The blues…
  • Happy Valentine’s Day. Wasn’t really started by Hallmark, although they’ve co-opted the day very well, thank you. 2021 is not exactly the 
most romantic of times, but then, was the Third Century that romantic? 
As with most saints, h…
  • Another week like many others in pandemic times. Picked up a meal at a
 restaurant, tipped generously, but mostly stayed home without getting a
 lot accomplished. Thankfully for me, there’s work so I can stay busy during the day. Oth…
  • A real snowstorm tomorrow night? Is it supposed to be winter around here? We finally had a cold snap this week – the first of the season. 
Maybe we’re just having a late winter this year. 



We’ve had years…
  • The word genius is thrown around pretty easily these days, but I get to prove that I’m a genius on a daily basis. I play a game in the New 
York Times called Spelling Bee, where you make words out of the seven letters they give you and you h…
  • “A candy-colored clown they call the sandman.” My favorite scene from Blue Velvet is when Dean Stockwell lip-syncs Roy Orbison’s “In Dreams.” In today’s podcast, I am trying to capture that style in this dream-laden song cycle. Listen up and don’t …
  • Another quiet week here. Hunkering down and patiently waiting for the vaccine, which is at least two months away for us. Then we can start feeling a little safer. Need to get to critical mass, which won’t be 
until summertime at least. &…
  • Gee, I love slow news weeks, don’t you? It gives one the ability to 
focus on oneself rather than what is happening in the world at large, 
and how those things might affect you. 



What’s that? No,…
  • We made it. It’s 2021 and the worst is over (we hope). Sure, the pandemic’s still cresting, we still have our old President (before we get a new old President), too many people still aren’t working, and it’s winter in our hemisphere. Still, not 2020…
  • How was everyone’s Christmas? It was very strange for us – didn’t feel much like Christmas (the rain washing away most of the snow didn’t help. We tried to get Chinese food for Christmas Eve, but the best place in town was way back-ordered. We went …
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Hi, this is the second set of songs I’ve put together that came out 
in 2020 (first came out on November 25). I don’t usually have a “best 
of’ list for the year – my likes shift from …
  • It’s Christmas week, but it doesn’t really feel like Christmas. Sure,
 we got nailed with snow, there is Christmas music everywhere, and some 
people have gone nuts decorating for Christmas, but for me, the Spirit 
of Christm…
  • It’s been a year, hasn’t it? on the one hand, there’s a global 
pandemic and a loosening of the fabric of Democracy in America; on the 
other hand…many of us are still alive. Doesn’t seem fair. 



T…
  • Nor’Easter? We were supposed to get a ton of snow yesterday but ended up with an annoying amount of snow. For those of you who live in climes that do not have snow, let me explain: an annoying amount is enough snow that needs to be shoveled but not …
  • (Image) Yes, purchased this based on a recommendation by this Dave Sumner kid - seemed to know his stuff.