Feel It Anyway

My New Year’s resolution is to have more patience (there’s my Guns N’ Roses obsession again), with myself and others.  I get so impatient so many times every day, my practice opportunities are almost limitless.  Over the weekend, Lara and I attempted to construct a large IKEA bookshelf called the Bergsbo.  (This was our Friday … Continue reading

Angry Young Machines

This week’s song, “Angry Young Machines,” was inspired by a trip to the Art Institute that Lara and I took over the holidays.  We checked out the new Modern Wing, which was beautiful.  Some of the best real estate in the wing is the stairwell landings.  Each landing frames a sculpture against a choice view … Continue reading

Diamonds

My reference points for this week’s song, “Diamonds,” are  the Stones’ “No Expectations,” various Wilco slow jams in the vein of “Poor Places,” and “Estranged” by Guns N’ Roses.  I’ve had a longtime love of the latter, the most ostentatiously epic track from the Use Your Illusion albums, and I was excited to find a … Continue reading