I Guess It’s 2015 Now

Another year has passed with out little family still all intact and in the same house. We still have a couple of years before The Girl likely wants to look toward heading out on her own and The Boy is still well within our clutches for quite some time yet.

I still work at the same place I have for a decade now. Crazy to think that I’ve worked here for nearly as long as the entire stretch of my life spent in Eugene. Age does funny things to one’s perception of time. Go ahead and try to find someone who disagrees.

There is really no purpose to this post beyond trying to generate enough paragraphs of text to test out a thing I installed and need to see how it works. So that’s that.

Pete Shelley – Yesterday’s Not Here

I went on a trip down the Spotify hole and somewhere around 2am realized I’d only ever heard “Homosapien” (best snotty coming out song ever?) from this Pete Shelley solo debut. How could that be?!? Turns out, not surprisingly, that there are a bunch of great songs on the record. This one is my favorite. You’re welcome.

Metric – Dreams So Real

I’m such a sucker. This line totally gets me:

“Have I really helped anybody but myself
To believe in the power of song?
To believe in the power of girls?”

Music has always had the power to move me, but since Phenon got sick there are some things that really get to me. ¬†When I hear Emily Haines sing these lines in the context of a Metric song that sounds to me like what made me fall in love with her years ago, well let’s just say I feel all fist-pumpy.

Oh, yeah and that one that made me fall in love with her years ago?


A. Mario Loiderman Middle School Chamber Choir Performance

Phenon’s middle school chamber choir just performed in Dallas at the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Middle School Conference, and they sounded awesome. I wish I could have been there. It really is shocking each time I hear them, how great they sound. Seriously! Listen to this: