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FLAC'S GOT THE FLU, Y'ALL
And it sucks. Things I have done to kill time: knit some scarves (pictured below), painted a kitchen, read 10 discworld books, aaaand that's about it. Luckily, I seem to be at the tail end of it. Having the flu, coupled with Portland's general lack of functionality in the recent snow storm has made me feel a little helpless the past week or so, but things are getting better. I am starting a job at a local pizza place in a few weeks, and hoping to make a bit of money on the side from shirts etc.
A silly scarf for the dog:
Fun fact, this type of thing sells for like $10 around here, so I may try and get some of that fancy pup cash.
Not my finest work, but I had a lot of riding in cars to do, so I figure I'd take up knitting again.
In an exciting turn, I may start selling clothes at a local shop in exchange for working there once a week. Will give updates once things solidify.
It's kind of shocking to me that a major city at the base of a mountain seems to have no game plan for more than an inch of snow. I've been applying for jobs all over the place this past week, and I've had to walk to all of them because the buses were running so late. Never thought I'd be so happy to see freezing rain
Steve Reich is bar none my favorite composer, and I hadn't seen most of these visualizations before. Really great stuff.
Ahhhh William Basinski is awesome, here's my favorite piece of his:
Also, here's an early Cage piece that reminds me of him:
It's pretty cool. Happy to be back with my boyfriend and his family, excited about the neighborhood, on the hunt for a job.
The house we're staying at was in a pretty terrible state when I moved in here, so I have been keeping extremely busy getting it in ship-shape. Replaced 3 light fixtures, rented a carpet cleaner for a day, bought some christmas lights for $1 a box, and made the basement an actually pleasant place to hang out.
Here's the reading nook I put together, probably my favorite part of the house. The painting was left in the garage by the last tenant, and the space fabric is just there till I make it a shirt.
I'm really happy to be here!
Definitely looking forward to seeing you at some point soonish, thenewgreen!
Excited to be in a city I like with people I love, excited to host house shows and make shitty art and finish an album Excited for my next two projects (a Flylo-like jazz project called "Hard Bop Telethon" and a lo-fi No-Wave project using only quotes from the Dr. Bronner's label as lyrics, called "Dilute! Dilute! OK!").
Good shit, man. Still getting settled out in Portland, and my only instrument at the moment is an acoustic guitar, but I'll definitely add some textural stuff one of these days
I have no particular beef with Gingham, but it's something I haven't worked with because it seems like it would be really irritating to try and line up properly. I also think it looks a bit too preppy on me, though I do have a few plaid shirts I like.
Well I definitely want it to be a euphemism now, but alas, it is very real. I have a hive in my backyard, and I just needed to get it ready for winter so my dad doesn't have to deal with them.
Basically, it just involves plugging the entrance hole with straw so that the bees don't try to keep foraging if it gets warm in the winter (fun fact: the bees basically all leave the hive as a pack to take a group shit mid-winter, so you have to keep a small part open).
Then you have to fill up a feeder with syrup/meds for them so they don't starve in the winter. Then it's just checking for mold/pests/protecting them from mice etc.