Yes, There are Mosquitoes Out in March

I already have the itches. ¬†We first spotted mosquitoes at my parents’ house in their back yard on Thursday night, March 15. ¬†This marks probably the earliest I can recall in a year for these pests but it really isn’t surprising after a winter mild as it was. ¬†Either this will be a remarkably long summer or we’ll be seeing snow in August, and if that’s the case I am out of here, Canada. ¬†I can handle a few mosquitoes though, if it’s the situation ‚Ķ Continue reading

Friday Big 3

No news to speak of today. Remembered yesterday that I like bacon. ¬†It’s an upbeat kind of spring day, so here are some listens. Beck – Cellphone’s Dead The Strokes – Reptilia And of course, something for the moody people. Joel Plaskett – Heartless, Heartless, Heartless Share the post “Friday Big 3” FacebookTwitterShare‚Ķ Continue reading

First 20 Songs on Shuffle

Not sure if this is some kind of exercise in others evaluating my coolness, but I saw a hashtag on Twitter, and who can ignore those? My #First20SongsonShuffle: 1. Weezer – Say it Ain’t So If you don’t like this song, you are crazy. 2. Thrush Hermit – Skip the Life We’re doing great so far – indie kid cred up the wazoo, at least for the late ’90s. 3. Metric – On the Sly I like Metric but I can’t say I’ve listened to ‚Ķ Continue reading

Elect Phillip Phillips 2012

Skip this post if you’re not into the reality shows, kids. Some might say I have a few too many awful television guilty pleasures. ¬†The important part is that they are all seasonal competition shows, so I view them about once a week for a couple months at a time and it’s not interfering with exercise and reading, my two other big hobbies (of the year so far). ¬†Okay, enough justification. I said it last year. ¬†If they vote this guy off, I will never ‚Ķ Continue reading

Somewhere Else

Happy Valentine’s Day, kids! ¬†I’ve prepared a little something for just this such occasion; that is to say, I found it and am posting it for your viewing pleasure/indifference. Joel Plaskett – Somewhere Else Scrappy Happiness‘s anticipated release date is March 27, if you’re looking to buy me an early birthday gift. Share the post “Somewhere Else” FacebookTwitterShare‚Ķ Continue reading

Why You Cry

Ever hear of the ‘appoggiatura‘? Interesting article about what makes us want to bawl our eyes out while listening to pretty, pretty songs. ¬†I’m willing to bet Fleet Foxes know about this phenomena and purposely lace each heart-tugging mountaineer folk tune with a quota of 10 or more. From the linked article: Twenty years ago, the British psychologist John Sloboda conducted a simple experiment. He asked music lovers to identify passages of songs that reliably set off a physical reaction, such as tears or goose ‚Ķ Continue reading

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