Needed: a bigger wine cellar.
There are about 100 bottles shelved. Of those, about 65 are Talley. The 12 cases on the floor (two more cases behind the door) are mostly samples, although a few of them are mine that don’t currently fit on my shelves. I need more shelves. Maybe I need a few floor to ceiling racks. Or a bigger wine cellar. Or maybe I should just have a big dinner party sometime soon. Oh. Right. I’m hosting 20 people for Thanksgiving dinner. That should significantly reduce the wine clutter. And perhaps (finally) our housewarming party in December.
I’ve been seeing this iPod shuffle meme here and there, and I thought it might be fun to partake. Only my iPod is in my car. So I’m going to try the iTunes shuffle instead.
- Blame it on the Tetons, Modest Mouse
- Low Budget Slow Motion Soundtrack Song For The Leaving Scene, Carissa’s Weird
- Prison Provence, Broken Social Scene
- Let’s Get Lost, Elliot Smith
- Tarana, Ustad Sultan Kahn & Thievery Corporation
- Neighborhood #4 (7 kettles), The Arcade Fire
- Jacqueline, Franz Ferdinand
- It’s a Fire, Portishead
- Old Soul Song, Bright Eyes
- Sucka N***a, Tribe Called Quest
- Ready For It, The Stills
- Haiku Ten (featuring Cat Power), Sigmatrophic and Cat Power
- Break It Loose, Onyx (woohoo! Bay Area Funk of the 1970’s!)
- Why You’d Want To Live Here, Death Cab For Cutie
- My Sol, Si*Se
- Wurlitzer, David Gray
- Desperate Guys, The Faint
- It Could Be Sweet, Portishead (one of my all-time faves)
- Sunshine, Keane
- Output, Blue States
- Dice, Finley Quaye
- The Rooster Moans, Iron & Wine
- Sealion (Chromeo Remix), Feist
- Cheated Hearts, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
- Upstairs, Psapp
Okay, I couldn’t stop at ten, I was just having too much fun. Hmm… so this pretty much sums up my musical tastes pretty well. Lots of melancholy indie with some electronic influences… a little retro funk and R&B here and there… some folk and some alternative.
Anyone familiar with Cinematic Orchestra? If you’re not, check ’em out. Great downtempo grooves for many uses from yoga to dinner parties to just sitting on the couch and LISTENING. Their newest album has a song called To Build A Home, which brings tears to my eyes and chills to my skin almost every time I hear it. (you can take a listen on their myspace page, here) Actually, the whole album Ma Fleur, while quite a departure from their other work, is IMHO a masterpiece. Ideal rainy day: Cup of tea, cable knit throw, wool sweater, and this album. Oh, and maybe a book that’s NOT about wine.
A to Z:
I’m starting to fall in love with my new town. So I’m taking a page from one of my favorite design blogs, A Browner Brown, and I’m going to put together an alphabet of all the things that make it special. Maybe I’ll even take pictures. I think this will help me get through NaBloPoMo, which is looming ahead like a dark cloud…
Some time in the future, I’d like to do this with the new house, but there’s still too many bare walls and old icky furniture to be replaced. It’s not ready for its big reveal quite yet.