Favorites o' 2OO9

Films: Drag Me To Hell, District 9, Ponyo, Up, Moon
Concertos: Of Montreal, Philip Glass, Datarock
Book: Me Talk Pretty One Day (Sedaris 2000)
Albums: Fever Ray, Micachu, Animal Collective
Games: Little Big Planet, Pixel Junk Monsters & Left 4 Dead


Nights Like These

Days like these really make me so happy to be back in my old hood! I've been blessed with the greatest friends & a fun-loving family. I had another evening filled with conversation, games, catfish, & some good tunes.
Papa Chim (AKA Dad) was balderdashed into listening to some new music. "Hey Chim, did you know the singer of Modey Lemon happens to be George Thorogood's nephew?" He fell for it & I was able to listen to recently introduced of it anyway. What can I say, I can be pretty darn good at Balderdash? Har har. We're off to get bluesy @ the Chicago Bluegrass + Blues festival. Béla Fleck and the Flecktones are headlining tonight! They've always been a favorite of mine. When I was about eight, I first fell in love with Victor Wooten's bass guitar version of Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy from the Nutcracker Suite- he played it on Bozo the Clown's show.
^_^ Happy Saturday! -MG


The Return of Old Man Winter (and introducing Mr. Freeze)

...The Freeze has frozen!
Mr. Freeze does not need an introduction.
I woke up abruptly this morning in response to some loud honking outside my frosted bedroom window. Looking outside, the first thing I noticed was a layer of white snow blanketing the road & grass. Then my focus quickly shifted towards a fun pair of fat grey squirrels.
Snow is usually appreciated around these parts until mid-January, then Old Man Winter's welcome begins to wear thin. I hope living in California for the last two years hasn't spoiled me so much that i find myself unable to endure this bitter cold Midwest winter again. (-_-)