Hey, Mom! The Explanation.

Here's the permanent dedicated link to my first Hey, Mom! post and the explanation of the feature it contains.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #326 - Feeling Old



Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #326 - Feeling Old

Hi Mom, Just a cartoon today.

Feeling old.

Thank you xkcd.

If you are a reader and have not checked out xkcd, now is a good time to click the link below.

It will make you feel less old.

xkcd - Feel Old


Reflect and connect.

Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.

Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.


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- Days ago = 328 days ago


- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1605.28 - 10:10

NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #325 - Piper's Recital

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #325 - Piper's Recital

Hi Mom, So, Liesel and I went to Piper's recital last night. Below find the comments she made on Facebook and I shared and the video that has "extra" effects added by her father.

This kind of thing is actually the kind of show and tell I would have done with you when you were alive. I felt you very strongly over my shoulder at the recital, and now, as I type these words, I feel you very strongly also.

We are all very proud of Piper. She is very talented, which is what I told her. She has started auditioning for roles in area theatre. I have encouraged her. She has a beautiful voice as you will hear.





Reflect and connect.

Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.

Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.


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- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1605.27 - 10:10

NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #324 - Last year at this time: SCOTLAND

St. Andrews - May 26, 2015

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #324 - Last year at this time: SCOTLAND

Hi Mom, Last year on May 26th, Liesel and I were in Scotland. Specifically, we were took a drive over from Crieff, where we were staying, to St. Andrews.

I had a whole route planned that would allow us to loop back to Crieff by going through Dundee, which meant crossing where the River Tay meets the North Sea on Scotland's east coast. I saw some neat riverwalks in Dundee, and so I thought it would be a good pl ace for tea after spending most of the day in St. Andrews (not so much about the golf as the history and the university).

Though we found a very cool country market on our way to St. Andrews, the driving was not to Liesel's liking. I was doing my best, but St. Andrews was a bit tighter than anywhere else we had been to date. Liesel actually suggested we split up once we arrived, and maybe we should have. Still, we had a nice lunch of Indian food and saw some very cool things. I will share an assortment of pictures here from our day.

Though Liesel was not inclined to stop in Dundee and Perth on the way home, as I hoped, we did get down to the Tower Pub in Crieff, which was a highlight. It was also the site of a goal met as I heard a Clash song playing in the pub while we ate and drank. I also sipped a fine Scotch from the local Glen Turret distillery.

Now, a year later, I wish I had been more diligent about my trip journal as much of the details have faded, though my memory is aided by these photos.

For our next trip, I will be more journalish and bloggy.

I know you would have loved it all, Mom.

student housing and cool tree in a courtyard

St. Andrews Cathedral ruins

St. Andrews Cathedral ruins

St. Andrews Cathedral ruins (and my finger)

Maisha was decorated in James Bond posters from India

Maisha - lunch

The street - it just looks cool

Cool alley

just because I like the name

Care for a walk... a cool lane, part of the university

School of Psychology and Neuorscience

School of Psychology and Neuorscience

one of the coolest trees in all Scotland
obv

"in the beginning was the word..."
entrance to St. Mary's College

the Tower pub and Inn
Crieff, Scotland


Glen Turret scotch

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Reflect and connect.

Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.

Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.


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- Days ago = 326 days ago


- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1605.26

NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.



Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #323 - More on introverts

My space ship art work - 1974?
Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #323 - More on introverts

Hi Mom,

Recently, I was trying to explain to Liesel how much psychic energy it would take for me to go to the Google IO conference, which I did a week ago today.

I was trying to adjust my expectations. My initial expectations for the conference involved giving out over a dozen business cards and talking to as many people or more. I spoke with my therapist about lowering these expectations because I had them far too high. I expect too much of myself. It's a problem.

So my new expectations were simply to talk to ONE person. Maybe give out a card. Maybe get a card. That's the minimum. (I exceeded the goal.) But I was trying to explain to my wife that even that much caused me great anxiety because at heart I am an introvert. She disagreed, suggesting that I like the idea of being an introvert but that I am really an extrovert. This comment made me wonder if she really knew me at all.

I have always felt that my core personality is the introvert. I am not painfully introverted. And I have had to learn to be extroverted, and I do quite well when I am comfortable, such as in teaching or at Ultimate. Even at the grocery store, I am often able to strike up a conversation with the cashier and bagger. I am not naturally gregarious, but I am not rude, either. My wife calls this my Mr. Aloha personality. I just consider it being polite.

But if I enter a world in which I am not comfortable, especially somewhere I have never been like the Google IO conference, then I have great anxiety. I shrink into my shell. I find it difficult to strike up conversations. In these places, at these functions, I am not naturally gregarious. I do not tend to talk to people. I tend to hide in a book, or I sit off to the side and isolate myself. Last year, at the magic convention, when not with my Dad, I did not talk to very many other magicians. I gravitate naturally to the introvert role.

My wife has some valid means for comparison. Between us, she is the more introverted. I am much better at performing than she is, better at pretending to be extroverted. And in repeated performance truth emerges? Maybe. But performance was and is always a source of intense anxiety. I still dream about it all the time. But unlike when I was younger, I am no longer a slave to the anxiety. I no longer fail in the dreams. I improvise and succeed in some fashion, either spectacularly or feebly. The anxiety is still there, but it no longer controls me.

So, in like fashion, I trusted in my ability to improvise at the Google conference, and I actuallu made some connections that may last.

But when I examine this article on introversion and read the links, I am clearly an introvert. I get over-stimulated easily. I need a great deal of time to process something. I do not like risk and change.

This statement that you will read below basically describes my greatest joys: This is why introverts feel content and energized when reading a book, thinking deeply, or diving into their rich inner world of ideas.

Uh, yeah, that's me. You know this about me, Mom. But I think I got this trait more from Dad than from you.

For more on introversion, check this out: SUSAN CAIN'S THE QUIET REVOLUTION

Here's the content...

6 Illustrations That Show What It’s Like in an Introvert’s Head

FROM - THE QUIET REVOLUTION - LINK HERE

By Liz Fosslien and Mollie West


Dear Extroverts,

We love your energy and your excitement. But as introverts, we sometimes feel misunderstood. We wish you could visualize what’s going on inside our brains—you might be surprised! Here are six illustrations of what it’s like to be in our heads.

Sincerely,

Introverts

1. According to The Introvert Advantage by Marti Olsen Laney, introverts have a longer neural pathway for processing stimuli. Information runs through a pathway that is associated with long term memory and planning. In other words, it’s more complicated for introverts to process interactions and events. As they process information, introverts are carefully attending to their internal thoughts and feelings at the same time.



2. According to studies by psychologist Hans Eysenck, introverts require less stimulation from the world in order to be awake and alert than extroverts do. This means introverts are more easily over-stimulated.


3. The flip side of introverts’ sensitivity to dopamine is that they need less of it to feel happy. Extroverts’ brains run on an energy-spending nervous system, whereas introverts’ brains run on an energy-conserving nervous system. This is why introverts feel content and energized when reading a book, thinking deeply, or diving into their rich inner world of ideas.




4. Introverts’ brains aren’t as strongly rewarded for gambling or taking risks as extroverts’ brains are. The brain’s reward and pleasure system is activated by dopamine neurotransmitters. Scientists found that extroverts’ brains responded with more pleasure to positive gambling results. In other words, introverts feel less excitement from surprise or risk.




5. The introvert’s brain treats interactions with people at the same intensity level that it treats encounters with inanimate objects. Introverts process everything in their surroundings and pay attention to all the sensory details in the environment, not just the people.




6. As introverts are thinking, they reach back into long-term memory to locate information. An introvert will often compare old and new experiences when making a decision, which slows the processing down but leads to carefully thought-out decisions. This means that introverts have an active dialogue with themselves and usually walk around with many thoughts in their minds.








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Reflect and connect.

Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.

Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.

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- Days ago = 325 days ago


- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1605.25 - 10:10


NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #322 - And even more Bowie links


Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #322 - And even more Bowie links

Hi Mom, I have been remiss in posting about Bowie on the blog. Not that you care. You were never a fan, and his Christmas with the Binger quite turned you off. And yet the blog is more about me than it is about you. It's a place for me to make room for comfort and security.

So I have been saving up this entry for some time by stashing links about my favorite artist.

I also embedded the Brit Awards presentation, which is worth a look by everyone. It's quite good.

LOTS of stuff here, but first the top four links, which may be the best of the lot.

Otherwise, no much content as I am grading like a fiend, but I will post a new Daily Bowie.

I am engrossed in the Bloomsbury series 33 1/3 book about Bowie's Low, so I am sure I will have comments on that soon, like so many other books stacked on my desk, needing some comment.

Still, there's a great deal of Bowie content here should you be inclined to explore, Mom, as I am sure you can access the Internet from where you are. :-)

If nothing else, this gives me a place to save things to read as I have not read all this stuff yet.



BOWIE ON BUDDHISM AND TIBET

ASHES TO ASHES - IGGY AND BOWIE

DETROIT RESPONDS TO BOWIE'S DEATH

DAVID BOWIE ON GOD AND HEAVEN


David Bowie Tribute l The BRIT Awards 2016





DAVID BOWIE - SCIENCE FICTION EXPLORATIONS

THE QUIETUS - BOWIE - LODGER

DANGEROUS MINDS - BOWIE AND ROMY HAAG

ROLLING STONE - BOWIE - GREATEST ROCK STAR EVER

VOCATIV - BOWIE SONGS

BOWIE'S FASHION LEGACY

BOWIE'S BERLIN



ELTON JOHN AND BOWIE "FEUD"

DUNCAN JONES TO BE FATHER

TILDA SWINTON SCREENS The MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

DAVID BOWIE'S FIVE YEARS PBS PROGRAM

ROLLING STONE - DAVID BOWIE

MOJO - REEVES GABRELS - ON BOWIE

DAZED DIGITAL - MANY FACES OF BOWIE

SALON - MADDENING BRILLIANCE OF LODGER

A BOWIE PAGE

LINK: idolator: TIME LINE OF BOWIE'S LOOKS


DAVID BOWIE IN 1974 - NPR - WHO CAN I BE NOW?

Reflect and connect.

Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.

Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.

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- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1604.24 - 10:10

NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.


The Daily Bowie #69 - "She'll Drive the Big Car"


"Loves lies like a dead cloud
On a shabby, yellow lawn"


The Daily Bowie #69 - "She'll Drive the Big Car"

Was Bowie really happy (I think he was). Is this album (and song) dedicated to a dose of reality?

Life is cleaning spit up and dishes after dinner. It's paying bills and walking the dog.

Life is survival. It's countless things we don't want to do that are made worth it by the few things that we do want to do.

FROM PUSHING AHEAD OF THE DAME (link below):

In the early 2000s, Bowie kept telling interviewers how happy he was in his current life. That said, this was a man who’d given up drugs, booze, cigarettes and (apparently) extramarital relationships, and whose life now revolved around child-raising (he joked that his most-heard song of ’03 was “The Wheels on the Bus”). So it’s not difficult to imagine some little part of him wishing he could chuck it all away and move back to Berlin, take up with an art collective of mad, attractive young people and drink champagne for breakfast. Unlike most of us, Bowie still could do this. If his is a life of quiet desperation, it’s of his own design.


Reality

David Bowie

PUSHING AHEAD OF THE DAME: "She'll Drive the Big Car"


"She'll Drive the Big Car" - REALITY - 2003



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"She'll Drive the Big Car" - REALITY - 2003

She waited by the moon
She was sick with fear and cold
She felt too old for all of this
Of course she never showed
She lugged her suitcase to the bus
Melted home through the snow
North along riverside

She slips beneath the sheets
A husbands quiet devoted wife
But strangers sad and nervous
By the dawns early light
Loves lies like a dead cloud
On a shabby, yellow lawn
Up on riverside

She'll drive the big car
He'll sit behind
She'll keep an eye on Jessica
South along the Hudson

She'll turn the radio high
Find a station playing sad, sad soul
Just a little bit louder now
South along the Hudson yea

Just a little bit faster now
Just a little bit louder now
Just a little bit angry now
South along the Hudson, yea

And she'll drive the big car
And talk herself insane
Just a little bit louder now
Just a little bit angry now

Way back when Millennium
Meant racing to the light
He promised her a dream-life
He'd take her back to street-life

Away from violent water
With its Cormorants and leaves
Up on riverside

She'll drive the big car
But he'll sit behind
Bursting her bubbles of Ludlow and Grand
South along the Hudson
She'll turn the radio way up high
Find a station playing sad, sad soul

Just a little bit louder now
South along the Hudson

Just a little bit faster now
Just a little bit louder now
Just a little bit angry now
South along the Hudson, yea

Just a little bit faster now
Just a little bit louder now
Just a little bit angry now
South along the Hudson, yea

She'll drive the big car
He'll sit behind
She'll keep an eye on Jessica
Just a little bit faster now
Just a little bit faster now


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THE DAILY BOWIE LIST
1601.20 - The Daily Bowie #0 - "Space Oddity" - SPACE ODDITY - 1969
1601.21 - The Daily Bowie #1 - "Ashes to Ashes" - SCARY MONSTERS - 1980
1601.22 - The Daily Bowie #2 - "Cat People" - LET'S DANCE - 1983
1601.23 - The Daily Bowie #3 - "Sons of the Silent Age" - HEROES - 1977
1601.24 - The Daily Bowie #4 - "Running Gun Blues" - THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD - 1970
1601.25 - The Daily Bowie #5 - "Sound and Vision" - LOW - 1977
1601.26 - The Daily Bowie #6 - "Fill Your Heart" - HUNKY DORY - 1971
1601.27 - The Daily Bowie #7 - "We Are The Dead" - DIAMOND DOGS - 1974
1601.28 - The Daily Bowie #8 - "Yassassin" - LODGER - 1979
1601.29 - The Daily Bowie #9 - "Time" - ALADDIN SANE - 1973
1601.30 - The Daily Bowie #10 - "Where Are We Now?" - THE NEXT DAY -2013
1601.31 - The Daily Bowie #11 - "Sunday" - HEATHEN - 2002
1602.01 - The Daily Bowie #12 - "Loving the Alien" - TONIGHT - 1984
1602.02 - The Daily Bowie #13 - "The Loneliest Guy" - REALITY - 2003
1602.03 - The Daily Bowie #14 - "Young Americans" - YOUNG AMERICANS - 1975
1602.04 - The Daily Bowie #15 - "Thursday's Child" - 'HOURS...' - 1999
1602.05 - The Daily Bowie #16 - "Buddha of Suburbia" - THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA - 1993
1602.06 - The Daily Bowie #17 - "Please Mr. Gravedigger" - DAVID BOWIE - 1967
1602.07 - The Daily Bowie #18 - "Sorrow" - PINUPS - 1973
1602.08 - The Daily Bowie #19 - "Golden Years" - STATION TO STATION - 1976
1602.09 - The Daily Bowie #20 - "I'm Afraid of Americans" - EARTHLING - 1997
1602.10 - The Daily Bowie #21 - "Pallas Athena" - BLACK TIE WHITE NOISE - 1993
1602.11 - The Daily Bowie #22 - "Glass Spider" - NEVER LET ME DOWN - 1987
1602.12 - The Daily Bowie #23 - "The Heart's Filthy Lesson" - OUTSIDE - 1995
1602.13 - The Daily Bowie #24 - "Rock 'N' Roll Suicide" - THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS - 1972
1602.14 - The Daily Bowie #25 - "Lazarus" - BLACKSTAR - 2016
1602.15 - The Daily Bowie #26 - "Tin Machine" - TIN MACHINE - 1989
1602.16 - The Daily Bowie #27 - "Baby Universal" - TIN MACHINE II - 1991
1602.17 - The Daily Bowie #28 - "Changes" - DAVID LIVE - 1974
1602.18 - The Daily Bowie #29 - "Fame" - STAGE - 1978
1602.19 - The Daily Bowie #30 - "SENSE OF DOUBT" - HEROES - 1977
1602.20 - The Daily Bowie #31 - "John, I'm Only Dancing" - CHANGESONEBOWIE - 1990
1602.21 - The Daily Bowie #32 - "London Bye Ta Ta" - BOWIE AT THE BEEB - 2000
1602.22 - The Daily Bowie #33 - "Real Cool World" - BLACK TIE WHITE NOISE - LIMITED ED - 2003
1602.23 - The Daily Bowie #34 - "Five Years" - THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS - 1972
1602.24 - The Daily Bowie #35 - "Speed of Life" - LOW - 1977
1602.25 - The Daily Bowie #36 - "I'm Deranged" - OUTSIDE - 1995
1602.26 - The Daily Bowie #37 - "Fall Dog Bombs the Moon" - REALITY - 2003
1602.27 - The Daily Bowie #38 - "I Can't Give Everything Away" - BLACKSTAR - 2016
1602.28 - The Daily Bowie #39 - "Diamond Dogs" - DIAMOND DOGS - 1974
1602.29 - The Daily Bowie #40 - "The Laughing Gnome" - THE DERAM ANTHOLOGY 1966-1968 (r.1997)
1603.01 - The Daily Bowie #41 - "Fascination" - YOUNG AMERICANS - 1975
1603.02 - The Daily Bowie #42 - "Panic in Detroit" - ALADDIN SANE - 1973
1603.03 - The Daily Bowie #43 - "Modern Love" - LET'S DANCE - 1983
1603.04 - The Daily Bowie #44 - "Fashion" - SCARY MONSTERS - Deluxe - 1980
1603.05 - The Daily Bowie #45 - "Life On Mars" - HUNKY DORY - 1971
1603.06 - The Daily Bowie #46 - "London Boys" - THE DERAM ANTHOLOGY 1966-1968 (r.1997)
1603.07 - The Daily Bowie #47 - "Fantastic Voyage" - LODGER - 1979
1603.08 - The Daily Bowie #48 - "The Man Who Sold the World" - THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD - 1970
1603.09 - The Daily Bowie #49 - "Stay" - STATION TO STATION - 1976
1603.10 - The Daily Bowie #50 - "Starman" - THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS - 1972
1603.11 - The Daily Bowie #51 - "Crystal Japan" - SCARY MONSTERS - Deluxe - 1980
1603.12 - The Daily Bowie #52 - "An Occasional dream" - SPACE ODDITY - 1969
- FOUR DAY BREAK
1603.17 - The Daily Bowie #53 - "Miracle Goodnight" - BLACK TIE WHITE NOISE - 1993
- TWO DAY BREAK
1603.20 - The Daily Bowie #54 - "5:15 The Angels Have Gone" - HEATHEN - 2002
1603.22 - The Daily Bowie #55 - "Queen Bitch" - HUNKY DORY - 1971
- SEVEN DAY BREAK
1603.29 - The Daily Bowie #56 - "Criminal World" - LET'S DANCE - 1983
- ONE DAY BREAK
1603.31 - The Daily Bowie #57 - "Move On" - LODGER - 1979
1604.01 - The Daily Bowie #58 - "Rebel Rebel" - DIAMOND DOGS - 1974
- TEN DAY BREAK
1604.11 - The Daily Bowie #59 - "Telling Lies" - EARTHLING - 1997
1604.12 - The Daily Bowie #60 - "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" - THE NEXT DAY -2013
- THREE DAY BREAK
1604.15 - The Daily Bowie #61 - "Jean Genie" - ALADDIN SANE -1973
- SEVEN DAY BREAK
1604.22 - The Daily Bowie #62 - "The Dreamers" - HOURS - 1999
1604.23 - The Daily Bowie #63 - "Breaking Glass" - LOW - 1977 - and STAGE - 1978
1604.24 - The Daily Bowie #64 - "Tonight" - TONIGHT - 1984
1604.25 - The Daily Bowie #65 - "Up the Hill Backwards" - SCARY MONSTERS - 1980
- SEVEN DAY BREAK
1605.02 - The Daily Bowie #66 - "I'd Rather Be High" - THE NEXT DAY - 2013
- SEVEN DAY BREAK
1605.09 - The Daily Bowie #67 - "A Better Future" - HEATHEN - 2002
1605.10 - The Daily Bowie #68 - "Strangers When We Meet" - BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA - 1993
- TWO WEEKS OFF
1605.24 - The Daily Bowie #69 - "She'll Drive the Big Car" - REALITY - 2003

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Rest in peace, David. We miss you.

- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1605.24 - 7:00

NOTE ON WHY THE DAILY BOWIE IS NO LONGER DAILY: For 53 days, I completed daily Bowie posts. My schedule is too demanding to make a post every day, so this will now be a feature that is called The Daily Bowie, but it will not be daily. I will post as I can. I will post often. But if I miss a day, I will skip it. Otherwise, I get in the position of making five Bowie posts all in one day, and that's a lot of Bowie for people to swallow all at once... (yeah, leaving that badly phrased, innuendo packed statement. I bet Bowie would have laughed at it).

Monday, May 23, 2016

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #321 - Music Monday for 1605.23


Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #321 - Music Monday for 1605.23

Hi Mom, I had lunch with Lori today, which I can share as this posts after our lunch even though the time stamp comes before.

We both had a moment of tears in missing you.

So here's some beautiful music, notably the NEW BETH ORTON music. Her full album can be found via the NPR link, and here's two tracks in videos from You Tube.

I love Beth Orton. One of her songs was one of my Seven Songs for Seven Days earlier in this blog feature: Hey Mom #118 - "Feel to Believe."

I described my finding of Beth Orton in that entry.

Just the music today, Mom. I miss you a lot.

NPR FIRST LISTEN - BETH ORTON'S NEW ALBUM - KIDSTICKS




And now after new Beth Orton magic, some favorites, literally in my You Tube favorite list. "The Weight" is that song I hear all the time but always forget who does it. With modern technology, we can use "Shazam" to identify songs that we hear after or before the identifying information is shared.



This songs is SO SAPPY, but I love it.
Besides, you and I watched a lot of Bold and the Beautiful together.




It was about time for one of the greatest songs ever written to appear in this feature. I love this version.



One of my favorite songs from childhood.
You will remember, Mom.



And just because it's beautiful.



Reflect and connect.

Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.

Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.


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- Days ago = 323 days ago


- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1605.23 - 10:10


NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only
matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.