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Giant multi-family yard sale
Proceeds will be contributed to Red Cross for Katrina victims
Monday 9/5 9:00 a.m.-12 noon
917 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton
While in the basement a few minutes ago, I noticed this weird little door thing. I asked Matt what it was, and he said he didn’t know. I asked him to open it because I wanted to see what was in it. I had a bad feeling about the little door, fearing there was something like mice in it. Matt didn’t want to open it either, so I did.
…and out fell a dead bird. The bird was partially decayed and had probably died in there months ago. I yelped and ran away. Then I had a horrible thought: what if my cat found it and brought it upstairs?!?
I gave Matt a plastic bag to clean it up with…Matt chased me around the basement with the bag and I totally freaked out.
Neither my heebie-jeebies nor my digust have waned.Filed under My Life | Comments (3)
I can listen to music from the computer on any stereo in the house. It’s VERY COOL. And so, I signed up for Rhapsody — where I have access to millions of albums in their entirety. For only $9 a month! (For five more bucks I can download the songs too!)
Rhapsody is officially the coolest software ever. I’ve been working on playlists, listening to them downstairs while cleaning the kitchen, listening to them upstairs through the regular computer speakers…I am such a happy camper!
I’m listening to newer bands I am unfamiliar with per my dad’s recommendation, listening to music that I listened to growing up but never got my own CDs of them, listening to bands I’ve seen at festivals and enjoyed but never bought their CDs…and throwing in some of my old favorites.
Who’s on my current playlist so far???? Look –
String Cheese Incident
Belle & Sebastian
Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young)
Old Crow Medicine Show
Ben Folds Five
Cry Cry Cry
John Lee Hooker
The Grateful Dead
My music taste is kind of all over the map. I’m a very nostaglic person, and a lot of this music is taking me down memory lane. For instance, Nanci Griffith and Lucinda Williams remind me of a family vacation we took to Julian, CA when I was 16. It was a really cute little town, still much like the days of the Wild West.
Before I didn’t have much access to new music, though…I rarely buy CDs because…well, I’m amazingly cheap. And Matt is generally unable to influence me in discovering new music because he has a peculiar method of purchasing CDs and it’s usually for bands that have disbanded already. (He’ll buy an entire band’s catalog — bands like Chicago, Supertramp, Boston, etc) But my dad is pretty mod — he’s suggesting all sorts of stuff for me to listen to. And I dig it.
So suggest music for me, folks!!!! Especially in the genres of indie-ish-rock, jam bands, blues, bluegrass, new wave, some punky stuff, classic rock, folk, country-rock, etc.
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