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Catamount Community Radio Radio - April 3, 2011

The truth is that there was no show today, not because I'm out of town, but rather because the kids are doing a remote for a half-marathon that's going on. Lucky I checked my radio station email or I would have showed up this morning at the station in vain. But since you're here, you might as well read some random observations that I'm going to drop.

1. First, the lovely weather, Heather. The weather has been delicious this weekend. Sunshiny both today and yesterday, but cool and windy yesterday. Today you sense that we're on the verge of some heat, and the thermostat is steadily rising. Yesterday I mowed the lawn (the grass was so thick that the mower stalled several times when I pushed it too fast). I don't like mowing: it's noisy and it involves the burning of fossil fuel. Couldn't we come up with something better? Like herb gardens or Japanese rock gardens, or simply wilderness? I gotta admit though, the lawn looks good, with the spousal unit's flowers. Hard to believe that at this late date there is still snow in Michigan, as my moms tells me on the phone. And here I am, rockin' the short pants.

2. Friday night I went up to Glenville with some friends to hear the Tyler Kittle 4-Tet at JJ's. I took my axe and sat in a little in the second set. I thought the band was sounding good, though I'm not sure Mr. T was totally satisfied. They humored me by playing my new tune "Pensativo" with me. I tweaked the chart a little bit, and I thought it sounded pretty good with the two-part harmony on the head. I was satisfied with my solo (especially considering how little I practice ... the sax). I also sat in on "Comin' Home Baby," an easy one, and Cole Porter's "So in Love." Photos of the evening are up at Mondo Marco.

3. Sometimes I get so bored with Facebook, I think to myself, "I'm so bored I think I'll check Facebook." And then I realize I'm already on Facebook.

4. Prince is doing an elaborate concert tour featuring him with his own band and then acting as MC for the guest acts, which are top rate (Maceo Parker, Esperanza Spalding, and Cassandra Wilson, among others). By fluke, I found out that the tour was in the general vicinity, but too late. So I try to find out via the interwebs if there'll be a show in Atlanta. But you know Prince!: "The Internet's completely over ... Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you." Needless to say, I've had no luck in figuring out if he'll be doing shows in Atlanta or Knoxville or anywhere else nearby. I know that last Wednesday he did a show in Charleston, SC. I saw tickets going on line for as high as $1,500.

5. For the first time in my life, I got pulled over by the law while riding my bicycle. I ran a stop sign. I avoided the ticket, but got a lecture, during which the main man's pimply-faced partner had his hand gently resting on his cannon of a pistol. The main man was a little pompous (slightly reminiscent of Barney Fife), but I have to admit I flaunted the law in running the stop sign. It was at the bottom of an incline, and by stopping I would have lost all momentum and had to start from scratch, and so when I saw that there were no cars coming I just cruised through with my right turn. I also confess that I had looked over my shoulder before making the turn and I knew there was a cop car behind me, but I ran the stop sign anyway. What's wrong with me? I must have a judgement deficiency.

6. Like a proper English gentleman, I have started taking tea every day around five in the afternoon. I like it. And the added benefit is that it keeps me off the wine for awhile, so I feel better the next morning.

7. I just read a book called Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell with the Rolling Stones. Tomorrow I'll post a review here. See you then.

Catamount Community Radio, most Sunday mornings 10-12 (East Coast) on WWCU.


Still Snowing, Still Dreaming

I brought all of my CDs of your shows to work today and plan to have a mellow day with your help. I get kind of sick of picking movies for my in-store background noise. I will instead pick some silent films for the customers viewing pleasure and use you as the soundtracks. Thank you.

Re: Still Snowing, Still Dreaming

Cool, but then again, how can you be anything but cool! Glad to provide a soundtrack!

You're so 20th century

"I got nasty habits, I take tea at three."
(Live With Me - Jagger/Richards)

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