hope your year is winding down serenely and we all get a chance to catch our breath.
this year has been mostly teh suck for me; from April to October a series of unfortunate (and I’m told, unrelated) events led to, after dozens of doctor visits, several consults, and two major surgeries, to my becoming blind on the right eye.
remember kids, a “95% success rate” comes with a “5% failure rate”.
add age-related vision degeneration on the left eye, and my world has visibly (hah!) shrank. I can still drive, but having trouble adjusting to having no depth of field – I bump into people, columns and displays at the store. I spend way less time online as my eye tires, and (sorry to say) mostly hang around FB as it has the best visual adaptive controls. WP, IG, tumblr, all are nowhere as good.
there has been other suckitude, but not to the extent of the eye clusterfuck: I’m happy to say the rest of the family is thriving – teh LK grows handsomer, Princess Hank imperiouser, and Steven Elizabeth confushizzleder by the day. <— [that is good]
I leave you with an artist’s interpretation of meself in my new haircut. cheers!
to the one and only lady who lunched.
I’ll drink to that
we’ve been not-very-heavily looking for a house (same city). we love our little house, but the neighborhood has gone from a student ‘hood to a a frat-boys-kicked-from-campus enclave – not a good thing.
so, a few weeks ago we saw this one
made an offer, went back and forth, yadda yadda yadda…ours and the bank’s since last Friday. so yay, kinda. it’s in good shape but we want to replace the carpet in the bedrooms, have the interiors painted, a few other things. so not moving for a while.
if so inclined you can come see me and watch me descend into madness over paint color samples
linked post and photos within by the teh LK, by far my better half
@GMT 05h (February 22nd), @EST midnight, @PST 21h
I’ll be watching @midnight. see you there!
From Josh Hall at Rockfeedback:
The event marks a rare live stream event from the artist, and will take place at 9PM PST on 21 February (equivalent to 5AM GMT on 22 February). Viewers can watch by subscribing to the RFB YouTube channel, and can tweet along using the hashtag #nickcavelive
LIVE STREAM WEBCAST BEGINS on FEB 21, 2013
9 PM PST, 12 MID EST, 5 AM GMT (FEB 22, 2013)
(alt title: It Takes Something As Momentous As Ol’ Nick To Get Me To Blogging)
in a month, four weeks, twenty-eight days, I’ll be seated at the Keswick in Philadelphia waiting for The Bad Seeds to take the stage; the intrepid Crankypants will be there, plus a fellow Nickcaveite from Baltimore.
should be an awesome show, as always. this will be my third time through the NickExperience (twice with The Bad Seeds, once with Grinderman). I’m confident it the live show will be memorable, even though I’m underwhelmed by the new album, Push the Sky Away. I’ve listened to the album several times since it began streaming last week and there is much Warren Ellis and the soundtracks Nick and Warren have composed in the last few years – lots of strings, loops, a melancholic sound, nothing like the ferocity of Dig Lazarus! Dig!!
It will still be a show worth the trip, because one thing I’ve learned after seeing Nick twice, is that songs that I didn’t care much for as recorded, were amazing live. “Moonland” and “Midnight Man” from DL!D!! , “Kitchenette” and “When She Comes” from the second Grinderman album were high points of their respective shows.
here’s the video for one of the standouts from the new album, “Jubilee Street”; I’m so looking forward to see it live
all of us will be with family (physical/metaphysical) the next few days. let’s remember that we can all go back to our normal fighting bickering ways after the holidays.