friday random elevenish: “ya basic!” edition

10 May

Once again, how to sum up a week? I guess it hasn’t been awful; the usual problems (absolutely no movement on the work project schedule, brain chemistry, the state of the planet, constant low-level life stress) are still the usual problems, so I’m just going to leave them go. Beyond that, the week hasn’t been terrible – as I write this, I’ve got forty miles and change behind me on the bike this week (with hopefully a few more in the cards ahead of me if the weather holds), I appear to have lost two or three pounds this week (only twelve or thirteen to go), and a played a pretty good set (totally off-book) at a newish open mic in town at Another Round Bar and Grill on Wednesday, which has the interesting quirk of being hosted by a rotating cast of characters week-to-week – this week the host was my local music buddy Dirty Metal Lefty, which is how I heard about it to begin with. Having not played out in a couple of weeks, it was a chance to shake the dust off before my monthly paid gig next week, leading into a run of weekends backing up the Blibbering Humdingers at various events up and down the mid-Atlantic (and maybe another Open Mic or two if I feel like it).

The weekend looks to be relatively low-key; just the usual grocery top-offs, farmers’ markets, and laundry, and trying to guide the in-house children toward a nice Mothers’ Day outing on Sunday (talk is that we’re doing lunch and Detective Pikachu, because why not?). Otherwise, we’ll probably try to carve a few more square feet of space out to make room for the part-time resident kid, who wraps up her semester next week.

Not much else to report, really; could be way worse in the scheme of things. The road goes ever on and on, they keep paying me, I keep showing up, etc.

Coaxing this week’s random playlist out of a “free, uninterrupted hour” of Pandora I earned by letting an ad for some weird piece of communications hardware/videophone detritus that a large social network thinks I should buy and welcome into my home play for thirty seconds. Ain’t going to happen, even if my phone and that weird little Google speaker my spouse got for free for something or other are already listening in all the time anyway. As basic as this week has been, so is this play list. Usual 80s new wave, female-fronted rock, the Donnas/Bowie/Zappa triumvirate, Vikings, and whatnot. Such is my life, but it’s some nice background music while I’m doing other stuff (though I honestly thought that last one was Mumford and Sons…):

  1. “Dance Song ’97” – Sleater-Kinney
  2. “Temptation” – New Order
  3. “Zomby Woof (live)” – Frank Zappa
  4. “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” – The Police
  5. “You Shook Me All Night Long” – AC/DC
  6. “Thick As A Brick” – Jethro Tull
  7. “Moderation” – Florence + The Machine
  8. “Always Something There To Remind Me” – Naked Eyes
  9. “Who Invited You” – The Donnas
  10. “Svarta Ankan” – Falconer
  11. “Anonymous Face” – Quix*o*tic
  12. “Changes (1990 Remastered Version)” – David Bowie
  13. “Another One Bites The Dust (2011 Remaster)” – Queen
  14. “The Ocean and The Sea” – Bird Dog

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