-Had the day off work because my union contract requires us to pick either MLK Day or Presidents’ Day
-Drove A. to Oakland so she could sit by the lake with a mutual friend and former coworker during the friend’s wfh lunch break
-Wound up outside the building where my newsroom is, and basked in sunshine for at least an hour before noticing a Porsche sport utility vehicle whose tinted rear passenger window was no longer intact
-There was no glass on the ground, so it likely got smashed elsewhere

-A Cat Power day: the covers album she put out today while driving back home, and Moon Pix as I type, likely followed by The Greatest
-Couching it, with A. sprawled on the other end and Begum between us on a pilly folded-up baby blue blanket, a paw sticking out into the air in front of her
-Went ahead and started "Station Eleven," but won't binge because I don't think I get down like that
-Now comes the evening's first Athletic Upside-Down Golden Ales because ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Procrastinating on putting on my boots and trying out a three-mile schlep around the center of town by looking in at tabs I've had open in my Firefox browser for a couple of weeks, including this song from a DJ Earworm album at the Internet Archive archive.org/details/mashup_DJ_

A quiet walk along a dry Wildcat Creek last Saturday afternoon makes for a fun contrast with this morning’s wet and rainy walk

karaoke 

Sung last night:
-Lou Rawls, Black Sabbath, Foreigner

Heard:
-Echo & Bunnymen, ABBA, Melanie, Roxy Music, Empire Of The Sun, Pogues, Dusty Springfield, EW&F, Smiths, Man Man, Eddie Money, KMFDM, Donovan, Johnny Cash, Ashnikko, Bee Gees, Cars, Studio Killers, Dresden Dolls, Cure, Hold Steady, Soundgarden, Dead Milkmen, Magnetic Fields, Tori Amos, Prince, Billy Idol, YYYs, Divinyls, Motorhead, Agent Orange, No Doubt, Lizzo, Dashboard Confessional, B-52s, Mitski, Gin Blossoms, NIN

Others sang Beatles, Waitresses, Frank Zappa, Alannah Myles, Goo Goo Dolls, Danny Elfman (twice), A-Ha, They Might Be Giants, Portishead, Metric, Rilo Kiley, Pearl Jam, Boz Scaggs, Yo La Tengo, No Doubt, Dolly Parton, Jane’s Addiction, Steely Dan and more, woo-hoo!

Sung:
Beach Boys, “Good Vibrations”
Soundgarden, “Black Hole Sun”
Dionne Warwick, “Heartbreaker”
David Bowie, “Young Americans”

Unsung:
Black Sabbath, “War Pigs”
Big Thief, “Masterpiece”

If I'm ranking them after a day or so of listening in the car, as well as to a few YouTube album reactions:

"Leave The Door Open"
"Fly As Me"
"Put On A Smile"
"Blast Off"
"Smokin' Out The Window"
"After Last Night"
"Skate"
"Intro"
"777"

Got a walk in before my shift along the greenway, and saw this friendly neighborhood pollinator

Hung out with a pal and guy briefly acquainted with their California Coast ukulele, but couldn’t figure out if it was GDAE or CGAE tuning

statuses 

-sitting in living room recliner, a busted electric blanket draped over my legs and feet
-thinking about this is the most time I've been here in my apartment, not at a desk in a spare room listening to scanner static, not so much working from home as living at the office
-off work this week
-adjusting to A return
-full of the year's first Fruitvale District takeaway burrito
-glad about having gotten groceries, video chatted with nieces, driven some city blocks for the first time in weeks

“Context Collapse” is now available for listening and other forms of engagement at saintandkings dot bandcamp dot-com

“Meanwhile, Back At The Revanche” is now available for listening and other forms of engagement at saintandkings dot bandcamp dot-com

I feel like all I know how to do is low-key panic until I set my mind to something, and then eventually more things work out than don’t. Hey, this only applies to songwriting, not actual life challenges and events.

Es ist Gesicht Freitag, und meine Brille ist für den Tag im Urlaub. Außerdem: Ich wurde gerade bezahlt, es ist Freitagabend

Super long time at the airport for no flight, misheard orders for fast food paid forward by a car in front of me and for two cups of bad coffee at said airport, and next door neighbors won’t stop rooting around outside on the ground floor patio or vacuuming in an upstairs apartment. This day is lucky it’s over, or I’d fire it. Good thing it’s out the door in ten minutes, wait what

Roller skaters out on the basketball court in the park are blasting their mixes, because it’s just another Wednesday night

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