Friday, June 01, 2007


Friday at last!

You’d think this had been a full, five-day workweek, but no: Monday was Memorial Day, and so we’ve had a relatively short stint in our respective Salt Mines. It was even shorter for She Who Must Be Obeyed, for Tuesday and Wednesday were spent cleaning out her empty classroom in preparation for Summer Vacation, which (for her) officially commenced yesterday. Yee-Haw!

Tomorrow morning, we’ll both board the Silver Aerial Bus and swoop down to Cancun for a well-deserved week of sun, water, Cuban seegars, Adult Beverages, and loafing. It’s the vacation we were supposed to have taken last year, when my little sojourn in Saint John, New Brunswick obtruded. And while I enjoyed my visit to the Maritimes (thanks in large measure to this fine lady and her charming Other Half), it was, alas, no vacation.

Can anyone say, “Tequila”? How ’bout, “Otra cerveza, por favor”? Chances are, I will be using both expressions on a regular basis. Blogging, by the bye, will be light to nonexistent as a result until our return next Saturday. Unless I draft a few...replacement authors for to fill in...

But meanwhile, the iPod d’Elisson is filled to bursting with happy, jolly music, a Random Sampling of which followeth:
  1. Harriet’s Got A Song - Ben Kweller
  2. UlladubUlla (Papa Ootzie Remix) - Jeff Wayne, War of the Worlds
  3. Uf Dem Anger - Tanz - Christian Thielemann, Orff: Carmina Burana
  4. Thinking About You - Radiohead
  5. Odessa Medley - Paul Cantelon, Everything Is Illuminated
  6. Her Majesty - The Beatles
  7. Walking Batteriewoman - Don Preston Trio

    Don Preston
    Don Preston with Project/Object, November 2003.

    Don Preston was one of the original members of the Mothers of Invention back in the 1960’s, performing and recording with Frank Zappa until 1974. He also was featured as a guest keyboardist with the Zappa tribute band Project/Object (featuring Zappa Band alumni Ike Willis and Napoleon Murphy Brock) for several shows in 2001-03. He has been called the “father of modern synthesis” in recognition of his pioneering use of electronic synthesizers in both rock and jazz.

  8. Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine
  9. Hope - Mahavishnu Orchestra
  10. Machine #2 - Leo Kottke
It’s Friday. What are you listening to?

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