Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Bits & Pieces

:: My cold is clinging on more tenaciously than I would like. I was surprised to find I had a slight fever again. It’s also difficult to understand me when my voice is at its worst. When I called our Senators, Congressman and The White House today about “Trophy”, I actually got referred to as “Sir”! Yup, that made me feel real good. So do continue to be glad this is not an Audio-Blog!

:: I think I was in college when I first heard about Elvis Costello. But at the time his voice and musical style didn’t do anything for me. It wasn’t until many years later when I heard him on The Chieftains “Bells of Dublin” Album that something clicked. Then he collaborated with Burt Bacharach (now that was a blast from my past!) and they brought out the album “Painted From Memory”. I fell in love with the poetic lyrics sung in Costello’s distinctive, slightly smoky, raspy style. For some reason that album is the one I’ve been drawn to the last few days. It lives somewhere in the integrated land of Pop/Jazz/Blues and is a little sad without being depressing.

:: As for the photograph - it was taken along the one-way road that runs out to the tip of the Schoodic Peninsula in Maine. Schoodic is part of Acadia National Park, but is about an hour drive off Mount Desert Island and to the north. Why this photo? Just because it’s beautiful and makes me breathe a little easier just to look at it.

:: I hope all of you are well and happy, with an equally beautiful vista to enjoy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hope you feel better- I am headed to Florida today- if I could bring you with me for the warmer weather I would! My remedy, from a woman who originally came from Curacao I worked with once:

One favorite mug
Boiling water
any type of tea bag- green is good
a squirt of lemon
one clove
One generous shot of grain alcohol.
drink quickly, repeat receipe until passed out-

It might not cure the cold, but you'll be so drunk you'll forget you are sick! lol- feel better- Kate