I don't want to hear any gushing about tulips blooming in anyone's yard or grass starting to green up in the park, because here it rained last night which then turned to snow and this morning everything was a sheet of ice covered in sticky slop. I saw a dude travelling sideways for a few blocks as I was starting my 30 km commute this morning. That made me sit up and take notice, I'll tell you that right now.
And the worst part? I got to work and congratulated myself for making it in only 1 hour and 10 minutes. That sort of commute time is becoming entirely too routine and that shit has got to stop. Some days I feel like I deserve a medal just for making it into work
Okay, on to better things.
Wayne Petti (of Cuff the Duke) is releasing a solo cd today, City Lights Align. And Mother's Day is coming up.
The Calgary Folk Festival does not yet have this on their leak of the week page, but on Owen Pallett's site, he says he will be coming to the folk fest this summer. 'tchya! I'm considering volunteering at the Folk Fest this year. Apparently about 3/4 of the population of the city wants to do just that every year, so we'll see how much I feel like sharpening my elbows.
And this is the best new I have heard all day.
I don't think that James ever got anywhere near the recognition they deserved, certainly not outside of the UK. I may have to write about them someday. But then again Wikipedia does a bang-up job on covering their troubled and complex history. Why reinvent the wheel? Damn, they were a good band. Tim Booth once required neck surgery for an injury he sustained from the wild dancing he used to do whilst performing. And you know I'm a sucker for the wild dancing.
This is a video for Ring the Bells - a James song that somehow always makes me feel all peaceful and hopeful. Sadly the whirling dervish dancing is only glimpsed a bit at the end: