Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Gus

Here he is, live and in color, smuggling off with our hearts and all of our attention.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

So Much Depends Upon...

Already summer is slipping away, and I find myself looking out my window at work, which is filled with gray clouds and dark shadows and wetness. I'm not ready for Fall yet, but it's coming regardless, and I'm hoping for a nice long Indian Summer. But for now this view will laugh at me. I'm reminded of that William Carlos Williams poem:

The Red Wheelbarrow

so much depends

a red wheel

glazed with rain

beside the white

Monday, September 18, 2006

Majesty Snowbird and the Chinese Butterfly Brigade

Here is a video link to a portion of Sufjan Steven's new song "Majesty/Snowbird" courtesy of Chris at Gorilla Vs. Bear. I'm a sucker for this stuff. It's no secret that I think Sufjan is nigh on untouchable, and this clip gives me chills. Rumor has it that this song is a ten minute anthem of sorts, and I can't wait to hear the entire thing.


Stay tuned for November 21st, when Sufjan releases a 5 disc boxed set Christmas album, which includes 42 Christmas tunes (17 of which are originals). Among the titles are the following, "That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!", "Come on! Let's Boogie to the Elf Dance!", "Hey Guys! It's Christmas Time!", and "Get Behind Me Santa."