12 °C Overcast Clouds
I think gravity enjoys trolling me. It is most definitely not my friend.
I’m getting a new desk. The choice was between a nice, solid, Ikea desk with drawers or one with built-in usb chargers and legs that could be raised up or down depending on whether you wanted to sit or stand.
I chose the one that didn’t require a plug.
I got my first Covid-19 vaccine exactly two years ago. It seems like yesterday. I accepted every booster jab offered to me after that. I’m sure this is why my experience of the virus last month was relatively mild although what “long-Covid” might bring is something I dont want to think about right now.
Grief is about a communication of ideas and feelings,’ I wrote, ‘a dialogue suddenly stopping, becoming a monologue when you didn’t want it to.’ I said grief was the process of wanting to share more and be more with people who are no longer here, and I still believe that. Music gives us a path to them, and at the same time it appears to sit outside mortality, offering us songs which, when we want them to, appear frozen in time.
The Sound of Being Human by Jude Rogers
“Without my wife, I might not work at WFMU. I realized there’s tons of other guys with the same story in New York. Wives are the ones making bread.”
Love The Pidge. He was my entry point to the wonderful WFMU and got me through some tough times over the last eighteen months.
I stopped using Instagram ages ago but only recently deleted the account completely. Of course someone has grabbed my username and I don’t want to look and see what’s going on there now. Just a heads up to anyone out there who followed “stefp” before. It’s not me.
Audio & playlist from January 8, 2006
From the WFMU archives. “Tom Verlaine, the innovative singer/guitarist, most famously of the trailblazing late-70’s New York band Television, stops by to chat and perform guest DJ duties.”
I’ve been Covid-free for over a week but I’m still coughing like crazy. Pretty miserable start to the year. There’s a new Yo La Tengo album out soon so February will be much better.
I think I’m done with centralised social media services now. If I ever do sign up again I won’t do it without an exit strategy.