It's been a while since I've posted.
Bad. Bad Me.
It was the usual stressors - working two computer-intensive jobs sort of made me want to never touch a computer again.
Glad that's over with.
Well the jobs I've still got - I meant my intense dislike of computers.
So, on Monday, August 2, I saw Joanna Newsom at the Fox Theatre in Oakland.
Can I just say that Joanna Newsom is a goddess?
Well, she is.
If you haven't heard of her (go to youtube, now!), her earlier stuff was more folk-harp-amazingish, and her most recent album is more harp-supermaster-unbelievale.
She played all of my favorites from her album, Have One on Me, as well as some of her other classics like Emily and Inflammatory Writ.
Oh my goodness. She was AMAZING. And for me to use all caps, you know that it really must have deserved emphasis.
Though it wasn't an entire full orchestra, five members of the band that she used to record Have One on Me were there. The trombone, banjos and flutes sounded like peppermint candies when accompanying her harp and piano.
You know those artists that sound better on their album than they do live? Disappointing, isn't it?
Newsom is not one of those. This is the first show I've been to (and I've been to many a few) where the live version actually puts the album version to shame.
That is no easy feat, because the album is a three-disc set comprised of two hours and forty five minutes of fairies and fluffy clouds.
Andy Samberg is one lucky man.
Yess! New plants on the bedroom table!
I'm sort of in love with succulents right now.
Time for a mini lesson:
According to Wikipedia, succulents, also known as fat plants, are water-retaining plants adapted to arid climate or soil conditions.
They are cute. I catch myself wanting to sploosh their plump little leaves.
No, I am not taking bets on how long they take to die :(