July 22, 2010
Ever since viewing 2009’s ‘Crazy Heart’, I’ve been on a country music kick of sorts. It’s not the new country playing on my local radio stations that I’m into – it’s the old country classics: Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard. The same sort of haunting, tortured tunes that Jeff Bridges strummed as Bad Blake are what I’m after. Watching PBS’s ‘American Masters – Merle Haggard‘ last night was even more of a push. While mostly sad and depressing, the songs seem real and honest – sometimes strikingly so. I listen to the lyrics and learn them almost instantly. On my trip to the library today I walked out with 3 Merle Haggard’s, 1 Hank Williams, and a Ray Price album.
You may want to check on me in the morning.
July 13, 2010
June 9, 2010
There are all sorts of International collaborations going on in honor of the 2010 World Cup. Take, for example, the Swedish sock powerhouse ‘Happy Socks‘ teaming with NY design collective ‘Wong Wong’ to create this limited edition sock collection representing 9 of the participating countries.
Now my feetsies will be styled out as I root and jeer during the month long tourney!
May 3, 2010
Wow! The GOP has produced some real gems for Oregon’s Governor’s race this year. I’m especially interested in the “growing of cows” – [Goober alert around minute 4:40] This debate was pretty painful, but it did give a platform for all voices in the race. I suppose that’s a good thing?
April 29, 2010
so far, so good.