Sunday, August 12, 2012

An interesting day

Posted by Alienfloyd

Grandma Alta passed away on the 3rd of August. we had her funeral on Friday. It was a nice service. I'm still not over my Father -in-Law passing.

Now for the mundane...
Today I set out to change my spark plugs in my 4Runner. Car maintenance brings out the worst in me. It didn't help that Nat an Natalie ran off and disappeared for about 30 minutes. Nixon alerted me to this. Then he fell out of the back of the 4Runner. I had him help me eventually with the plugs after we got the kids back. We went to the zoo in the afternoon. It was really hot and was not immediately enjoyable for the kids. They preferred the park and the giant elephant that pees out of its nose. The kids eventually had fun and I should be really tired but some new found anxiety now plagues me. 

Songs of the Week:

Move-Miles Davis
Amused to Death-Roger Waters
Love Like Blood-The Killing Joke
Anything from the KLF Chill Out Album
One of these Days Pink Floyd(Demo'd on some B&W P5's)
the Summer-ATB
Young Liars-TVontheRadio
Sunless Saturday-Fishbone
Times Like These-Foo Fighters
Reach the Rock -Havana 3am
Love story meets Viva La Vida-Jon Schmidt
Crazy(Acoustic/Instrumental Version)- Seal
Mad World-Tears for Fears
The Forest-The Cure

TV of the Week
The Olympics
Eyewitness' to the Tsunami
11 pm news

Food of the week:
Funeral potatoes and Ham
Peanut Butter laced pizza

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

One slip...

Posted by Alienfloyd

It seems I'm writing for myself mainly. I am okay with that. Nix hurled some blocks at the TV today. It now doesn't work.  We will be going TVless for awhile. Not a bad thing really.

It's been a melancholy day.
Time to turn on the Pink Floyd...

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Climb on!

Posted by Alienfloyd

We did some climbing in Ophir tonight. It was fun and I am getting more comfortable with the heights and the rock. I went up two different climbs topping one of them.

Today's top ten songs:
1. Were in this together NIN
2. There goes my gun- the Pixies
3. On fire on a tightrope-JBM
4 .The Ghost inside - Broken Bells
5. Hayling -FC Kahuna
6. Halfway home- TVontheRadio
7. Knives out-Radiohead
8. Blueprint-Fugazi
9. 'Merican-Descendants
10. Grab the mic-Kool DJ Maxi Jazz

Top 10 shows(not the Olympics)
1. Suits
2. Longmire
3. Masterchef
4. BreakingBad
5. River Monsters
6. The Firm
7. Embarrassing Bodies
8. MI5
9. Top Gear
10. Austin City Limits

Favorite new food: Mango Habanero ONO Taco at Rubios
Favorite Graywhale find Birth of Cool -Miles Davis

Lori speaking to Nixon about the female gymnast:" Look how pretty she is"

Nixon: "Pretty Stupid!"

New Favorite links:


Monday, July 23, 2012

23 July 2012

Posted by Alienfloyd

We found out that we are having a girl. I'm excited about that, Lucy will have a buddy close to her age.
Potential names: Amy, Elayne, Arya, Ruth, Miriam or Isla.

At least once a month I like to hit the local Graywhale and find some music.  Today after the doctor visit I visited Graywhale and found the following:
Pixies at the BBC
Pixies: collection of videos etc.
Miles Davis Birth of Cool.
Monitor This comp. with The Cult and Joe Bonamassa etc.

I can't stop listening to the Mile Davis; it has a relaxing yet inspirational flow. This partclar CD has recordings from 1949 and 1950.  I picked up Kind of Blue a few years ago and it quickly became one of my favorite Jazz albums. I took a Jazz appreciation class in college, it was a tough class but it opened my mind to an amazing world of jazz music. Coltrane, Parker, Getz, Glen Miller, Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonius Monk, Duke Ellington and many others.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Posted by Alienfloyd

My current top ten songs.
Flowers on the Wall by the Statler Brothers
Driver 8 by REM
Stuck in the K-hole by NOFX
Revenge (Feat. the Flaming Lips) by Dangermouse and Sparklehorse
Axes by the Slackers
Supernaut NIN version
Endlose Traume by Devison(remix)
Let's live for Today the Grass Roots
The Ghost Inside by the Broken Bells