Sunday, June 28th, 2015
and loving it!
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
Wow! I must say I'm enjoying playing with the new picks I recently acquired! It is opening up a whole new sort of relationship with the guitar for me. Some songs and attempts at songs that I've been recording with these new plectra, are at my Soundcloud stream. Look!:
Thursday, January first, 2015
Yours truly in my father's arms, 1971
Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Seen lately in the READIN family garden --
Friday, July 11th, 2014
We went to Europe! Stayed with Jacki in Amsterdam, at airbnbs in Gerona and Barcelona, and back to Amsterdam. A wonderful time! As always, a new city for me brings with it the compulsion to visit bookshops -- we were traveling light so I kept my acquisitions to a minimum however. My two favorite bookshops in Barcelona are Librería Antiquaria Studio on Carrer d'Aribau, a seriously old-school antiquarian bookshop where I bought the first book to catch my eye, fortuitously it was Pere Gimferrer's Primera y última poesía; and Laie Librería y Café on Carrer Pau Claris, where I bought Maimónides' Guia de los perplejos and Pedro Salinas' Poemas inéditos.
Also: picked up Bonsái by Alejandro Zambra at a small used-book shop on the Ramblas; and had my interest in Infinite Jest renewed when I opened the copy that was on the shelf of the apartment we stayed in in Barcelona -- I leafed at random to p. 755, 11 Nov. YDAU, and kept laughing for hours. The first thing I did this morning was head over to Words bookshop in Maplewood and buy a copy, and start it from the front. An employee at the salon where Ellen was having her hair done asked what the book was that was making me laugh so hard, and put it on her reading list.
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
Moving our furniture around recently included the nice feature of bringing my stereo to an even more accessible spot; I brought upstairs some portion of the records downstairs to add to what was already up here.... I've started a photo album of the collection, snapping a picture of each record I listen to... Check it out!
Sunday, March second, 2014
Check it out,
Sunday, November 24th, 2013
(The pre-Modesto kid!)
Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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