friday random elevenish: “that escalated quickly” edition

16 Nov

Winter came on like gangbusters, huh? No snow here in the RVA, but my friends in DC and environs farther north and west got spanked with snow, ice, and power outages. We just got tons of rain and a bunch of wind. One of the trees in my back yard fell down, though sadly, it didn’t land on the house and get me a new roof. Oh well.

The rest of this short week (which has felt really long, as they do), has been pretty uneventful. Work is work, the kitten remains cute (and may, in fact, have his own instagram account by now), I played a decent, if not my best, set at Isley on Wednesday night, and I may be feeling a little ‘bleh’ thanks to the flu shot I got on Tuesday afternoon, though I seem to have avoided being knocked totally on my ass by it (yes, I know “getting sick from a flu shot” is a myth, though I always get a few of the side effects for a couple of days); I just really hope this one works, unlike last year, which didn’t, and put me down for two weeks.

No huge plans for the weekend, beyond making the drive out to SBC to pick up the kid for fall break, running other kids to events elsewhere, and the usual laundry and shopping and whatnot. A trip out to Scott’s Addition if there are decent food trucks about is always a possibility, but it isn’t guaranteed.

Not the most amazing update, I know, but it’s been pretty chill (and chilly) week overall. We’re just going to have to live with that.

In terms of commentary on this week’s random playlist out of Pandora, as I write this, at least, the usual suspects have been left out (a nice surprise, actually), but the basic indie + vikings + 80s classics continuum is maintained, though the algorithms seem to have developed some holiday tags, given #6, but at least it’s not the standard FM radio holiday tunes; I’ll be avoiding those for a while longer if I can help it.

  1. “Shine” – Mondo Cosmo
  2. “Don’t You Want Me” – The Human League
  3. “Kingslayer” – Grand Magus
  4. “Darling” – Real Estate
  5. “Santonian Shores” – Eluveitie
  6. “Ring Out Solstice Bells (2003 Remaster)” – Jethro Tull
  7. “Something Came Over Me” – Wild Flag
  8. “The Final Countdown” – Europe
  9. “Steps” – Leah Nobel
  10. “Dramamine” – Modest Mouse
  11. “Drive” – The Cars
  12. “We Belong” – Pat Benetar

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