Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Moon Moon Moon

Anybody else stay up late/roll out of bed to see this morning's lunar eclipse? We had high clouds right up until a few minutes before totality, and then the breeze picked up, the sky cleared, and this...

Blood moon, April 15, 2014

Seen from my suburban driveway, and a handheld shot with the camera pressed against a fencepost for support and the digital zoom fully engaged. I watched for about 20 minutes, posted the pics, and then went back to bed. This morning I was half-convinced that it was a dream.

The post's title is taken from this song, which was a favorite of my daughter's when she was an infant, and was one of the 2am "please go back to sleep" songs that all parents must discover on their own. I caught myself humming to myself early this morning as I stood in the dark in pajamas and bathrobe, fumbling for the "low light" setting on the camera.

Now this same daughter is talking about being an astronomer. I approve! There's another eclipse in October. If we have clear weather, maybe I'll sing the harmony part next time.

Thursday, April 10, 2014


20140410 pencast

Adams may not be everyone's cup of tea. I've only been recently exposed to him through a piece on an anthology album, and then recognized his name while browsing the CDs at the library. As both a former brass player and a lover of intertwined, complex music, this pushes my buttons in grand ways. I bet it would be fun to play, if the counting didn't drive you crazy.

This is pretty much what it's like in my brain these days...

Does it remind anyone else of a room full of typewriters?