Thursday, February 03, 2011

Music, Fiction. Jogging in the Desert

DVD (NonFiction)

Running the Sahara by James Moll. "An attempt by three ultra marathoners to run across the length of Africa's Sahara desert, tackling not only the elements, but also unimaginable physical and emotional obstacles...anticipating two marathons a day, for eighty days...without a day off."

Ha! The guys in Top Gear out did that. They drove across across an African desert in crappy, used cars. (This episode scared my oldest son when he first watched it. He thought one of the show's hosts was going to be left behind in the desert.)

Music on Shiny Plastic Discs

Street Songs of Love by Alejandro Escovedo. The last Escovedo CD I bought went out very well.

Greatest Hits by Goo Goo Dolls. Bleah.

Bob Dylan: At Budokan by Bob Dylan. Grubble grbl Simple Twist of Fate Buerbelle krumpfhler Like a Rolling Stone cracckkleter All Along the Watchtower.

Country Song: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. This is a bestseller list.

Psycho Sonics by The Sonics. Another byproduct of Little Steven's radio station on Sirius Satellite radio. The Sonics were a Tacoma garage band in the '60s with a loud, raw, rock sound.

Georgia Warhorse by J.J. Grey and Mofro. A continuing byproduct of Anthony Neil Smith who gave an online recommendation of Orange Blossoms.

Be in Love by Locksley. Very energetic pop songs with plenty of guitar. Dudes are out of Madison and, once again, favored by Little Steven. A well-done video that catches the energy of the tune:

Made Up Stories Printed on Paper

Wisconsin Angel: Cordelia Harvey, Civil War Heroine by Jane Walrath Solem. Fictionalization of Harvey's work on behalf of Wisconsin's soldiers.

Though Not Dead by Dana Stabenow. Danger in Alaska with investigator Kate Shugak. Shugak's uncle has died and his will requests Kate to "find his father" who disappeared right after the uncle's birth. Danger ensues.

Fatal Error by J.A. Jance. Ali Reynolds is about to enter the Arizona Police Academy when an old friend, Brenda, shows up looking for her fiance. The fiance is a sociopathic bigamist who ends up murdered with Brenda as the main suspect.

Fadeaway Girl by Martha Grimes. Cover illustration has a maid, in maid's uniform, peaking through a keyhole.

Strong Justice by Jon Land. I read something good about this one. Something about a female Texas Ranger. The cover photo if a pistol muzzle in focus with an out-of-focus gal pointing the gun at the camera.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

I'm Taking Photos So It Must Be Snowing


Several inches of snow are forecast for today and tomorrow. Or so I am told. I have paid little attention to this winter's weather forecasts.

Returning from City Hall
Walkway connecting City Hall with Commons Park

Are time and temperature clocks popular in other countries? What say you, Dunedin? These clocks are popular with banks in the States.
Time and Temp clock at Associated Bank

Coffee Stop on the way back to the Library.
Getting coffee at Water House Foods

Outdoor, makeshift coffee table.
I did not forget my coffee