Monthly Archives: October 2006

QotD: This Week’s Top 25

What are your top 25 most played songs?  Submitted by Cooxie.  There's only one movie-soundtrack track in this list (Alexandre Desplat's "Syriana") one song longer than 9 minutes (Luomo's "Tessio") two tracks older than 1979 (Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band's "I'll Play the Fool" and Steely Dan's "The Second Arrangement") three real genres: neo-soft-rock, fire-breathing-diva/divo-over-beats […]

It’s cheese sandwiches all the way down

My weekends have been making me happy but they don't make good copy. It's Sunday evening. I'm sitting at Prism Cafe. Seven other laptops — various Macs and a rogue Dell — are open and aglow. Something wickedly, mournfully trumpety, chat and polyrhythmic is playing overhead. There may or may not be a glass of […]

QotD: Halloween Costume Preparations

If you are going to dress up for Halloween, what will you be? Why?  Submitted by Auweea. Tartan Fabric Lazy me will probably find a Bob Marley T-shirt, wear it under my jean jacket and schlep my acoustic guitar around on my back. Super-motivated me might go naughty-schoolgirl. I'd have to thrift: A short plaid […]

Vox Hunt: Desk Drawer Stash

Show us what's stashed in your desk drawer.  Submitted by Vee. You're looking directly into my drawers Annotations are at the Flickr page.

QotD: My First Gig

What was your very first job?  Submitted by Laurel. Newspaper – Morning Delivery From age 13 to 17, I delivered a tiny, uninfluential paper no one's ever heard of to between sixty and sixty-five doorsteps along a few streets south and west of the Forest Glen Metro station in Silver Spring, Md. My brother Erin […]

Vox Hunt: I Know This Great Coffee Place

Show us your favorite place to get a cup of coffee.Submitted by danatmedog. When I drank coffee regularly, I usually sat up at home with the coffeepot. (The exception was the fresh hot cup that went well with a burrito at Berkeley Bowl's cafe-gallery.) When I lived in Walnut Creek, I never got over to […]

QotD: Save It For A Rainy Day

What's the best way to spend a rainy day?Submitted by Vee. Sipping something hot and looking at something hotter. Um, what?

Vox Hunt: Look Outside

Show us the view outside your window.Submitted by Cat. Outside my window (work) Outside my window (home)

Vox Hunt: Are You Ready To Rock?

Show us some concert photos.Submitted by Abigail Road. Dave and Serge Bielanko Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings Thomas Mars at Antone's Neko Case Mavis Staples and Marty Stuart LCD Soundsystem at Elysium Elvis Costello at La Zona Rosa Tift Merritt at La Zona Rosa Guitar headstock shadow on lyric sheet, Great American Music Hall

QotD: My Favorite Sense

Which of your five senses (touch, taste, sight, hearing, or smell) do you value the most?Submitted by Elisheva. Hearing.