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I can listen! I can listen NINE TIMES!

How many times can you listen to the same song over again, if you've just discovered it and you like it?

Nine may be a slight exaggeration, but I can listen at least... five. Yes. whiskeredsadie put me onto a great song by Smog called "Rock Bottom Riser," and I have been listening to it over and over. There's a video on YouTube, so if you want to listen, go here. (It's a pretty video, too.)

It kind of goes with my mood these past few days. So November. Here is the marsh right now--practically November.
wetlands in autumn

And here is some Old Man's Beard, on the other side of the road from where that other picture was taken. doubt72, maybe I'll mark these places on my (Massachusetts) MapBuzz map, too... you'll see how constrained and small my world is, really--but it's big in my mind.

old man's beard

And here is something still green--my favorite type of moss, which I've loved since childhood: starry moss:

starry  moss

Sometimes I just find myself falling asleep--I've been thinking of this because some people on my friends list have been suffering from insomnia, and it seems like if I could only bottle my ability to sleep and give it to them, the cosmos would be in balance ( or something) Today while I was working, I noticed I was falling asleep... I noticed because my thoughts were--no kidding--about zucchini and the Mariana Trench. It's weird what thoughts your brain throws up when it's shifting to not-awake.

(edited out the poem--it had a funny--but too-embarrassing-for-me--double meaning. Sorry rkfong, deleted your comment and my reply too--don't take it amiss, though, okay? )


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Oct. 24th, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)
So, were the zucchini and the Mariana Trench related in any way or just coinciding?

When obsessed I can loop the same song... forever. Until something interrupts me, at least.

And then it just keeps playing in my head. :)
Oct. 24th, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
I can't remember about the two--there were other weird random bits in there--I wish I could really recall a whole LOT of that weird streaming/dreaming stage of consciousness, because it seems like there could be a lot interesting in it--but as I come back awake, I'm usually only able to hold on to a little bit of it.

Yeah, I've been looping a bunch of individual songs these days. Then I took about four of them and made a little mini playlist.
Oct. 24th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
I've never heard Smog before, but I've decided I like him, thanks to you :) There's also a clip of him playing that song with Joanna Newsom, who I love!
Oct. 24th, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
Cool--now I'll have to go check out Joanna Newsom!
Oct. 24th, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
You should check out "The Sprout and the Bean" video on youtube. I love it :)
Oct. 25th, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC)
What a pretty video! Love that harp, so **cool**
I really loved the end of the video, with the little tree on the boat floating down the river.
And... I covet that dress she's wearing (I used to have one like it...)

Now I'm going to look for her singing w/Smog!
Oct. 26th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked it! I can only take her in small doses, but I love the video.
Oct. 25th, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)
Sound quality on that was not tops, but really *real*--and I could definitely hear her harp --I thought she was going to sing, too, though!
Oct. 25th, 2006 01:40 am (UTC)
thanks for the link to Rock Bottom Riser! its a great song and video. i might have to listen to it nine times too :)

wasn't that a haiku you deleted? i remember reading it then came back to re-read it! oh well...maybe you'll write another one :) hint.hint.

loved seeing the marsh, being introduced to Old Man's Beard!, and adore the starry moss photo.
Oct. 25th, 2006 07:28 am (UTC)
The haiku had an unfortunate double entendre :-/ I'll write some more though, I promise! Glad you liked Smog--I fell in love with that song and am now trying to think of whom I could buy the CD for (so I have an excuse to buy the CD)
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Oct. 26th, 2006 02:43 pm (UTC)
The sun's touch causes the sea to shiver!


On a cloudy day
Hear the voice of the waves
in the sky

(clouds look so much like waves sometimes...)

Living where you do, you must sometimes confuse the sky and the sea!

Oct. 26th, 2006 03:51 pm (UTC)

nami no uta ・ amaku utatta ya ・ kumogoe de

song of the waves
sweetly sung
with clouds' voice

(and I'm meant right WITH, not BY the voice of clouds)
Oct. 26th, 2006 02:46 pm (UTC)

aki gogo ni ・ waga o-shisen de ・ taiyou wa ・ umi ni torihada ga ・ tatasereta kana

autumn afternoon – by his noble glace, the sun has gifted seawaters a goose-skin

(and I found it some difficult, to GIVE the sense in english – unbelievable, lol!...I’m
posting this herein 'cause I felt like fallin'asleep - or some hypnotized - while looking
at such a seascape out of this world...even if I'm accustomed to live here!)

Oct. 27th, 2006 05:43 am (UTC)
mariana trench
thank you for the intro to the Mariana Trench. i especially enjoyed the line "As you probably already know" in the description because I really hadn't any idea at all....maybe this tickled me pink because it's so early in the a.m.
Oct. 27th, 2006 08:18 am (UTC)
Re: mariana trench
Hey there! Must call you! Yeah, early-morning humor is like late-night humor :-)

Check out this funny song (video is pretty poor, but the song is a riot)--the Zen sisters might like it. Have you seen Shaun of the Dead? That's what it made me think of.

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