The Speckled Mind

Monday, April 23, 2007

iCan't Believe It's Not Satire


Monday, April 16, 2007

To Do List

It's been a long time. Almost a month. I know. I'm sorry. I realize many people still check here on a regular basis (most of whom have chided me for my absence) and I owe them at least a minute or two of what passes for entertainment.

I could give excuses. Baseball season started two weeks ago, Easter and Spring Retreat on consecutive weekends. But at best they're just excuses. Blogging really has been on my To Do List, but other things have gotten in the way (not the least of which is a lack of creativity to devote to this task).

Anyway, now that I'm crossing something off of my To Do List, I'd like to add a few things to yours. Here goes, in no particular order.
  1. Pray for the students of Virginia Tech University and their families. Words fail...this is absolutely gut-wrenching.
  2. If you live in Minnesota (or anywhere else where the earth has finally figured out this global warming thing) get outside and enjoy the weather today.
  3. Buy the new Bright Eyes album, Cassadaga. Few people write with the creativity and passion of Conor Oberst. You can get a couple of free samples from the album here and here.
  4. Read Peter Carlson's blog. I thought I was good at finding great music...until I met Peter. Now I realize that he's more indie than I could ever be, which only intensifies the stereotypical indie rock pout I was already sporting. Seriously though--if you want to find great music--and often get free mp3's, make sure you check out his blog with regularity.
  5. As a spin-off of #4--listen to The Prayers & Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers; I found out about them from Peter. I picked bought their 2005 album, The Mother of Love Emulates the Shapes of Cynthia and I doubt I will hear anything more impressive this year. I HIGHLY encourage you to visit their myspace page and listen to a few of the tracks.
  6. Cheer for the Twins.
  7. Hate the Yankees.
Did I miss anything?