Saturday, April 30, 2011

first picture i took - this morning - with new eyes which i still can't read with. big deal.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

went to doc yesterday for check up on eye, but appt is today so i'll do it again. another big blow in the wind. mike and marilyn arrived safely at john and bev's yesterday. i hope to drive up there this afternoon but not in the middle of thunderstorm w/ dilated eyes,

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"After the gig, if your recording is in digital format, be sure to back it up onto a separate hard drive, and burn a CD or DVD for good measure. “Remember the rule of digital,” says Winger. “If it doesn’t exist in three separate places, then it doesn’t exist."
Recording Your Live Gig, Pt. 1: 8 tips to get the most out of your live recording — Echoes - Insight for Independent Artists:

'nother day 'nother doller. doc appt at ten checkup on left eye, so far so good. survival errands this morning - groceries, laundry. yellow ink for printer.

feel above the fray; or more likely deep down within it, embedded, riding it out.

socio- political- cultural not to mention karmic weather felt but not known. are you used yet to uneasiness?

day at a time, and a lifetime a minute.

watched loose change last night, fell asleep halfway through.

Monday, April 18, 2011

went to earthday sat afternoon in the sub-luner city of asheville NC. first time since last summer i browsed downtown. stuck around till 6:39 for the lee boys, a sacred steel outfit. first time i had actually watched a lap steel professional, or for that matter anyone play the instrument, which i have been playing with for a year or so. amazing.
i couldn't not dance to this stuff, but did manage to get a short clip of a warm down and dirty bunch of tight musicians which can be viewed here.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

earthday. after chores, living maintenance, dishes and so on, or maybe even before believe i'll wonder down to pack square for the festivities. probably not for long, just the time it takes to scatter my leaflets which read "fear = collaboration". around 6 there will be a set by the lee boys, a sacred steel outfit that is a must hear for me - and there aren't many of those around.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

got new lens implant tuesday for left eye, right eye scheduled for april 26, some point after will get new glasses and get out of dodge. feel urgent need to talk with someone who between us think we know each other

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

picture from sunday's stroll in craggy garden's area. in an hour plus i'll be on my way to have new lens implanted in left eye. i guess i'll get ready now.

Monday, April 11, 2011

northern lights video from new scientist:

took a hike up craggy gardens road off parkway yesterday with camera. the road was closed for some reason. i walked at a pretty fast clip and when i'd had enough stopped and took a bunch of photos in RAW format, this is one of them after processing. gonna have to learn more about this mode.

tomorrow i go in for the first of 2 lens implants for cataracts. hope i can see better in a month or so. when i got back living module was way too hot since i had not been here to work the windows as you do in the mountains to preserve cool night air and avoid hot afternoon air. it occurred to me - and i'm guessing - that i would be somewhat limited after surgery lifting and manipulating heavy stuff so i dragged out AC and installed in window,  2 window fans that push/pull air depending on time of day. this morning will spend a little time shoving things around and securing them in pseudo-camper and that's it.

this morning's astro-cryptology:

so take whatever time is needed to talk about your current frustrations. You might find yourself in the middle of a serious conflict if you don't adopt a proactive approach first.
and i say i'd love to.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

spring has sprung, the sap is rising, the years come and go like old friends, the tangle of existence flows like the endless breeze from a sky we've never seen.

so what else is new?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

idea for bumper sticker - or billboard:

government of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%
AKA the Criminal Overworld

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

the great american novel, circa 2011.

i have been attempting to stop this blog for a couple of years now but it just keeps rolling on. now i am wondering if some of my cohorts would like to jump in, make it more of a communal thing with emphasis on the geezers from long ago who have so far survived and are surrounded, like myself, by a world we never made.

although maybe we did?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

beautiful day, nice walk an appalachian trail.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

took this momento on a walk today. cold, freeze tonight, but a glorious day, continued to fumble on with a few projects. guess i mentioned already how the month of april has suddenly transformed itself into a month of cataract activity, don't know how i can work things out to be in a couple or three places not in this place. but april is the month when thoughts turn to pilgrimages, no?