Wednesday, October 02, 2013

October This 'n That

Uh.... I'm speechless.  Dunno where to begin this October This 'n That.  I suppose I'll start by inserting a star?  Okay, we'll start there.

★ Here's a star.  Yay.

★Speaking of stars, today is my Grandpa Plum's birthday.  He was a star.  I miss him.  We used to have some great conversations.  And his laugh?  Contagious.  He was an "old coot" who'd rise "before the crow pees," get "shined up" in his finest duds, then style his finely manicured coif with a dollop of "axel grease."  Plum rarely referred to things traditionally.  A woman's purse was a "war bag," rocks were referred to as "river biscuits," you packed all of your "galooley" instead of belongings, and a cemetery was a "marble orchard."  He's resting in a Marble Orchard down south.

★Speaking of Plum, if he were alive today, he'd tell me not to get my "tit in a ringer" over missing the St. George Marathon this weekend.  He would.  He might also say "you troll about like a fart in a hot skillet anyway, so maybe a little time off will do you good."

★Speaking of the St. George Marathon.  Yeah.  Not going.  I'm injured.  Dang.  I purposely kept things low-key this year with minimal speed work and mileage. Yet, alas, it did not work.  The message here?  Go for it.  If you're gonna get injured you're gonna get injured.  The bummer of all bummers is that this would be St. George number ten.  Boo.  I had my sad day (Monday) and yesterday was my depressed day, so this day gets to be my angry day.  I guess tomorrow means I move on.

★Speaking of move on, what, pray tell, am I to move on to?

★Music always helps.  I could get some new music.  While preparing a paylist I purchased an album from AWOLNATION called Megalithic Symphony.  It's quite good.  It gets better with each listen.  I downloaded other tunes at random but this was the only full album.

★Speaking of albums, what are your favorites?  Do you have an album that you listen to frequently?  Now that we no longer insert CDs, listening to an album start to finish doesn't happen much.  Some of my favorite albums are... let me see...

  • Poe - Haunted
  • Joshua James - The Sun Is Always Brighter
  • Muse - Resistance
  • The Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia
  • John Denver - The Essential John Denver (don't laugh, okay laugh)
  • Jack White - Blunderbuss
  • Smash Mouth - Astro Lounge
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magic
  • Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi - Rome
  • Led Zeppelin - IV
  • Sarah McLachlan - Laws of Illusion
  • Pink Floyd - The Wall
  • Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
  • Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
  • Zero 7 - Simple Things
  • Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime
  • Josh Wright - Josh Wright
  • U2 - The Joshua Tree
  • Metallica - ...And Justice For All
  • Lady Gaga - Born This Way
  • Michael Jackson - Thriller
  • Ben Harper - Diamonds on the Inside
  • The Doors - Strange Days
  • Queen - A Night at the Opera
  • Johnny Cash - American IV: Man Comes Around
  • Soundtrack from True Blood
  • Beck - Sea Changes
  • John Mayer - Battle Studies
  • Ween - Chocolate and Cheese
  • The Cars - Candy O
  • The Beatles - Love
  • Sunny Day Real Estate - The Rising Tide
  • Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
  • The Pixies - Doolittle
  • Morcheeba - The Antidote
  • Morcheeba - Dive Deep
  • Mika - Life in Cartoon Motion
  • Mark Knopfler - Sailing to Philadelphia
  • Madonna - Something to Remember
  • George Michael - Twenty Five
  • Flight of the Concords - Flight of the Concords
  • El Ten Eleven - El Ten Eleven
  • Duran Duran - Decade
  • Dido - Life for Rent
  • Brandi Carlile - The Story
  • Chris Isaak - Heart Shaped World
That's the list today.  It's subject to change tomorrow or even in five minutes.  I'm kind of moody lately.  What would you add?  Or even take away?  We are talking albums here, where you dig the whole thing, not just a song or two. 

Til next time, adieu.


Tia said...

Fleetwood Mac --Rumors

All of Sarah McLachlan albums
All of Pink Floyd (duh)
Bee Gees --Greatest Hits
All of Eagles
Heart -- Dog and Butterfly
Neil Young -- Harvest
All of Collin Raye
Owl City -- Ocean Eyes
Missy Higgins --On a Clear Night

Just for starters.

And you could always come and WALK the marathon with me. ;-)

megan said...

I'm going to have to add the Carpenters - "If I were a Carpenter" (remakes)

And I rode 30 miles on my mountain bike today...without padded shorts (bad oversight) could always dust the bike off...