Yesterday’s vinyl “treasure” I picked up for $1.00 was a 1977 album on the ECM label by Jan Garbarek. Garbarek, a sax player of some note, plays tenor & soprano saxophones and wood flute. He is joined by Ralph Towner on guitar and someone’s recording of the wind taped on the coast of southern Norway using a windharp that is described on the album cover notes. It’s relaxing, meditative stuff, fitting well into my ongoing interest in “ambient music”.
The ECM label describes itself as “the most beautiful sound next to silence.”
Finished book #52 yesterday. That guarantees my goal of averaging at least one book per week this year but I don’t intend to stop. (over half the books I’ve read this year are ones I’ve owned since my teens or early adult years and have been wanting to reread – Asimov, Bradbury, Clarke and eleven in a row by Harlan Ellison)
Most whiz-bang, techno, gotta-have-one-now, gadgets pushed upon consumers with claims about how it will simplify your life, to me, just validate my belief that anyone who needs that stuff has a life that is far too complicated.
My life is not that complex.
Was out for a spin with my red-haired girlfriend this afternoon. She doesn’t moan or scream, but at 70 MPH she roars.