May 22nd, 2002

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librarians have all the fun

Yesterday's Dallas Morning News had a story on page 1 of "Texas Living" called "New on Shelves--Cool Librarians...Meet a few book-smart professionals who buck the stereotype". We learn that
away from the library, Juanelo Moa plays bass with punk-rock band Bedsore and on the club scene, he's known as El Mero, the rocker. We learn about Artis Lovelady III, a biblical studies college librarian who moonlights as "sabbath pastor" of Word of Grace Missionary Baptist Church. Most shocking of all, librarian Julie Todaro actually wears black, with rings on her fingers, lots of bracelets on her wrist, and hoop earrings. What a shocker!
Charlotte Bray dresses in Rensaissance garb and gives flute recitals, lecturing on the history of the slide whistle, the reed flute and the recorder. The director of the North Chicago library association holds forth on how many more positions there are than applicants. Clearly, I missed out on this incredible career. I took a road more travelled, and that has, unfortunately, made all the difference.
  • Current Music
    76 Trombones
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Vibrating electric fields

Now I'm putting ebay bids in on numerous electric football fields. This is part of an ambient music experiment that I intend to carry out.
I still have no idea how I'm going to get the thing actually recorded, as my customary "spend little on hobbies" approach to life has prevented me from getting a proper digital 4 track.
It does make a proper album title, though--
"Gurdonark--Vibrating Electric Fields". I was listening today to Jeff Pearce's album Daylight Slowly. Sheer rapture. Ever since I found the folks at hypnos, I've been surrounded by enchanting and enchanted music. But I'm determined to DIY my own burst of vibrating cheap metal, rhythm instruments and kazoos. Perhaps it's a fundamental neediness, but I 'need' to see this quirky idea through.
  • Current Music
    Jeff Pearce, Daylight Slowly
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fields of fire

1st electric football field won tonight; we watched the Felicity series finale--what a perfect episode; sent out 4 postcardx postcards, then did work on a slightly more involved project, then drew the recipient of it on postcardx at random, and it's someone on my "friends" list....can you say "synchronicity"?
I see the future, and I am pleased with it.
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.