Today in lieu of a sermon, the choir sang carols while hand-bells blazed. I love the carol about "Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming from tender stem hath sprung!", except, as ever, I like the first two lines translated from the 15th C. German text more than I like the 19th Century engrafted-on-for-dogma's sake third verse.
I finished an important step in an important project today in the dawnish time before church. I gained one pound at my Weight Watchers meeting, and I wish I could say that I had a pound of pound cake to show for it, but it is instead a "gain without major sin" thing, which is part of my own pattern.
I am grateful tonight for verian, who is a thoughtful, capable and assiduous collaborator in creative endeavors. Our latest project is the very first NSI Podcast, featuring not only artists from our Negative Sound Institute netlabel, but other Creative Commons artists we enjoy.
It's available in all those RSS and downloadable fancy format, but discerning holiday shoppers may just head to:
our podcast page, where it will begin playing from one of those webjay players, and, with a proper minimization of screen, one can be enriched with music even as one finishes those crucial holiday eBay transactions, and further one can get an idea of which free download would be best for that "hard to desire to spend on" recipient.
I must give you two warnings, though--it's fun to hear how natural this kind of thing is for verian, who DJs most of it, and has a great
musical piece modestly placed at its end, and it's funny to hear how odd my voice sounds as I burble on verbosely, much as in this weblog.
I suppose it's almost time for me to do one of those 2 minute confessional youtube videos, to show my true inner aspect. Tonight, though, I'll just be grateful for Verian's kindness.