Monday, September 29, 2003

Bring on Da Power!  As of Thursday afternoon, we actually have electricity! O frabjous day! Calooh! Callay!

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Poignant Music  Listening to Janet Martin sing and play "Cloud Cover" reminds me of the time in the late 80s when I used to hang out at the Moondance Saloon and watch her play solo acoustic guitar (for free) Wednesday nights. Man, that was a fabulous time! Her sultry voice and spot-on dreadnought guitar playing always touched both my head and heart.
I'd love to hear a CD of just her on guitar. Too, after I returned to Richmond and hadn't seen her for seven years, I was amazed at her slide guitar thing. She'd learned slide as well as a Delta bluesman selling his soul at the crossroads.

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Surviving Isabel...Barely  Well, afer a harrowing night of wind and rain and falling limbs, Isabel passed by last Friday morning (September 19). Neighbors came together, and still come together: last night Gregg & Sonya hosted a "Queer Eye" evening, thanks to their generator.
Though thankful we all (our neighbors and friends and families) came through safe, being without power since September 18 is getting old...real old...real fast. I'm not saying Virginia Dominion Power is intentionally ignoring heavily populated urban areas in favor of white-dominated suburbs and rural areas, but it does appear as if they're doing the easy stuff first.

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Here Comes the Rain Again...  As Isabel bears down on the coast, the forecast calls for heavy weather in Central Virginia. The biggest problem for me is that I plan to drive to Western Maryland Friday on my Moto Guzzi for a Guzzi rally. Even if the rain stops, the winds'll be heavy...not a lot of fun driving a bike in that kind of weather.
But, best to wait till Friday.

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Chicago in the (Late) Summer  What a town! Always great to be in Chicago, especially when the weather's as balmy as this past weekend. Too, the chance to see Dave Specter play blues & jazz is impeccably great. Thanks for Albatross, Dave!
Enjoyed the German-American Fest in Lincoln Square. Although it was small and the only German beer was Beck's, the festival did capture the German fests we experienced in Hamburg. In fact, nostgalgia reigned supreme this weekend...almost like visiting two former homes at once!

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Under the Richmond Sky  Having spent the last several months working on the back yard (mostly waiting to work on it, because of the rain), I am glad we finally finished...or at least this phase. Owning a home is great in terms of equity and security (that there will be a place to come home to), but it sucks in terms of the crap that you have to do. Ah, the lies that the DIY industry foist on us!