a) Knitting: Thanks for all the lovely comments on my VICTORY blanket and the sweater for the new babies. Update on the last unfinished baby sweater am doing the arm shaping...will definitely miss baby shower but may be able to transport to the cottage next week (the new Mom is from Halifax)
b) Vocabulary: Good friend and superlative commenter Denny H asked me the other night when my Manboy would become a ManMan. I had no idea what to say....it occurred to me that some folks might not understand what I mean by Manboy and they may misunderstand it to be some slander against his maturity or manliness.
What makes him a Manboy is the sense of play without any self consciousness or insecurity. It's hard to find a grown up that is willing to get down and silly with you...it's one of my favourite things in the world.
The Man part: pays taxes, brings home the bacon, has ENORMOUS FEET, and takes care of himself. Independant and talented.
The Boy factor somes in when you take a good solid gander at his comic book, dvd, video game and toy collection.
c) You should all know that close to 90% of the FRT tunes have been found through two sources: 3 Hive where there are ton of free and legal downloads just waiting for you to enjoy. CBC Radio 3 where you cannot download but you can hear tons of up and coming bands. I heard The Arcade Fire, Hilotrons, MO3, The Evaporators, Buck 65, The Pink Mountaintops, The Stills, A.C Newman and pretty every single of the Arts and Crafts Label Players before I heard them anywhere else. It is bringing rock relevance and Canadian music to the masses(I also have a minor crush on Grant Lawrence - he's a goalie)
1. Islands - Cat Power - This is from her latest album - The Greatest. I got the title track from 3 Hive months ago and promptly bought the album.
2. Somewhere I Know There is Nothing - Chad VanGaalen - CBC Radio 3 will play AT LEAST one of his tracks a month...
3. Germ - Sixtoo - a 3 Hive find
4. Last Jump - Dune - a 3 Hive find
5. Thin Blue Flame - Josh Ritter - Found him on 3 Hive and got his album The Animal Years from a friend for my birthday - great knitting music
6. I am Not Surprised - The Organ - CBC Radio 3
7. Gotta Get Out - The Bicycles - 3 Hive
8. Fortunes of Few - The Slow Break
9. Wheel - The High Violets
10. Spit on a Stranger - Pavement - My friend Jeff.
Woof - sorry for the long post....