I finally figured out one of the big reasons I blog less. Instagram. I really enjoy sharing the photos from different blog-worthy events, and the convenience and instant gratification of Instagram has wedged itself between me and this blog. Just like the remote control killed the TV dial, Instagram has taken a big bite out of my blog. That being said, minidiscs destroyed my CD collection for a mere winter and spring before I saw the light. (That is until Apple came along. But hey, I still buy CDs from time to time).
|No skipping unlike your pesky, portable CD player with the 10-sec anti-sock.|
I just added a new widget that lets you listen to my new CD on the blog. It is just above the Instagram widget. I’ve got it set up so you can listen to the full CD. You are also welcome to check it out on Spotify or buy it on iTunes. Now you’ve got a soundtrack for my sporadic short posts. Your dreams come true, I’m sure 🙂
|There it is in the top right of this photo!|
|photo by YGF… I think.|
|There may still be time to put this book on your Christmas list.|
|The cheap paint set I bought a while back has lasted.|
The Alabama Shakes consists of Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, and drummer Steve Johnson.
Their hit song has me hooked since I heard it on NPR. Hearing it in passing, I actually though it was Jack White for a brief moment, but no, Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes rocks in her own unique way. The album is pretty solid, though, I’ve noticed some of the slowed down, acoustic, less produced versions on youtube tend to be more enjoyable.
No fishing planned for me this weekend. My hands are healing from some tight lined wounds. When my skin is split by a big fish, I have a stinging reminder for several days when I take notes, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer, or reach to shake someone’s hand. It is a nice reminder. It seems fitting too. I leave a scar on a fish lip. Why shouldn’t get cut in return?
|Tight lines lead to split fingers.|
The hit single on the Alabama Shakes’ album is “Hold On.” It is a solid rock tune that you might just hear in one move my videos some day. If you are busy and can only listen to one more, go to the last one video.
“Boys and Girls” is a nice slow song. A bittersweet exploration about relationships that seem to run their course. On the bright side, she uses the term “fish.” So that’s good.
“Rise to the Sun” is has a line that really dose it for me. I think it is just her accent. “…where I belong, oh, where I was born…” It curls my lip and makes me feel like groovin’… You can picture me grooving, can’t you?
“I Found You.” Just so good – “I’ve traveled a long way… but you know I’ve found you.”
I hope you’ve made it this far. I will leave you with a slower song to cap off your night.
Just listened to it again. I guess it isn’t that slow 🙂
Heading out to the eastern shore as we speak. I’m hoping for big things.
It is already a joy just to be sitting in the car waiting to drive across the bridge. It just goes to show, I love the “going” part of going fishing. It has its own place in the list of things I enjoy about fishing.
They key difference between today and the last few outings? I’ve replenished the stores of my fishy snacks. Here’s to tight lines and split fingers.