Eclipse ahead

Because the TeeVee tells me so. We’re going down to my boss’ place to watch it. E isn’t going. Hopefully the drive back won’t be a nightmare.

I found a quote I’ve been looking for: “While assholes everywhere fight over mosques and homosexuals, issues about which history has already formed its opinions, ice is melting.” George Lazenby

Been watching the Olympic channel a lot-it’s the world track and field championships right now. In London, with Brit commentators. Nice.

Finishing up getting the old place cleared out. A little leftover stuff, cleaning supplies and S’s bed. Everything except the “dining room” is vacuumed. The new place is still full of boxes-maybe Sunday? Finally got my iPhone loaded up with books-now for a spot of music. And it’s Monday-the old place is cleaned out, did a lot Sun. to get things livable. Got an old Zune for $1. I may not go down south for the eclipse…too many people and traffic forecasted. Tried to get my DVR cleaned up-lots of Tour stages, American commentators bite-was watching the track & field and the Brits are way better…

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Listening to:

Loreena McKennitt, Robert Fripp, Bach, bill bruford, Veruca Salt, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Bill Bruford, Brian Eno, Gong Pinda Gianyar, Melvins, Brian Eno, Thomas Dolby, Skinny Puppy, Mystic Eyes, Roger Eno, The Art of Noise, art bears, Paul Horn, Martha Goldstein, Jethro Tull, Brian Eno, Veruca Salt, Skinny Puppy, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Aphex Twin, Robin Trower, Loren Nerell, Yes, Emergency Broadcast Network, Time Zone, Roger Powell, Todd Rundgren, Supadupa Marimba Bros, Mickey Hart, Aerosmith, Rage Against The Machine, Black Sabbath, Harold Budd & Brian Eno, Claypool Lennon Delirium, Rusty Crutcher, Steve Winwood, The Who, Anja Lechner & Francois Couturier, Tchaikovsky, Mike Oldfield, Melvins, Vidna Obmana, Brian Eno, Rage Against The Machine, Peter Gabriel, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Talking Heads, Aphex Twin, Gentle Giant, Barclay James Harvest, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Brian Eno, The Who, Rush, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Philip Glass, The Orb, avn, Shri Anandi Ma & Shri Dileepji Pathak, John Coltrane, Material, Soft Cell, Monks of Gyütö Tantris College, William Orbit, Puccini, Suicidal Tendencies, Mozart, u2, Rush, Jon Porras, Brian Eno, Sigur Rós, The English Beat, Shubert, Helmet, A Beautiful Machine, Djinnestan, Black Sabbath, Stereolab, Melvins, Schumann, Mevlevi Sufi, k.m.krebs, Hooverphonic, Gamelan, Philip Glass, Jefferson Starship, Kansas, Brian Eno (x2), Jonathan Goldman, Robert Fripp, Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos, The Waitresses, Collection, Supadupa Marimba Bros, Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Golden Earring, The Laziest Men on Mars, Renaldo & The Loaf, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Jeffrey Fayman & Robert Fripp, Hardo Budoyo ensemble, Jenny Bird, Psychic TV, Jeff Beck, Rachmaninoff, Peter Gabriel, Robert Fripp, The Clash, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Robert Fripp, Andy Summers & Robert Fripp, Terry Riley, Primus, Blue Man Group, Yo La Tengo, Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai, Cream, Primus, Brian Eno, Aerosmith, Material, Tchaikovsky, Baxter, The Pretenders, Jean Michel Jarre, U2, Jefferson Starship, Peter Gabriel, Hildegard Von Bingen, Anne Dudley, The Future Sound Of London, Native Flute Ensemble, Deuter, Century of Airoplanes, Steve Reich, Anonymous 4, steve roach, Anugama, Bill Bruford, Stockhausen, Amadou Diagne, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Utopia, Peter Gabriel, karhu, Hawkwind, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, Batch Gueye Band, Allan Holdsworth, Babe The Blue Ox, Eno-Byrne, Melvins, Philip Glass, Japan, Lou Reed, Ravi Shankar, De Facto, Watazumi Doso, C. Reider, U2, The Future Sound of London, Tchaikovsky, Michael Shrieve & Steve Roach, Tori Amos, Jonn Serrie, Tori Amos, A Beautiful Machine

August 11th, 2017

Driving E & S to a park. I say it’s on the other side of town, but they say it’s closer. We see a tiny play area, but then more. I go over to a gathering, Wallace Shawn is giving a speech-he’s a sub, and talks about his project to crawl across every bridge. Watch him go over one, then a long one. I think about how nice people are, but C says it’s because we’re in the suburbs.

August 9th, 2017

Practicing a Lou piece. We finish, and I leave with Brett. He says we have another gig and I don’t have my gamelan clothes. We walk through brush and a stream. It’s dense and hard to get through.

August 8th, 2017

In a bathroom, trying to capture a tiny mouse. It’s crawling all over me and biting. I finally catch it and give it to the owner. Then another one falls out of its shell and into the toilet. I fish it out and put it back in its shell.

August 7th, 2017

At US, walk across the hall for lunch, but I didn’t pay. Go downstairs to eat soup, Roger C, Rick K and a few others are wrestling. I sit on a couch in the corner and look at the kids lining up for lunch. Some teacher sees me and comes over.

Moving, but nothing is moving.

Another week, another post. At least I have chicken ;-P And good music. Plus the whole job, health, food, clothing, roof and a fine family things. So, the usual. Busy shifting things from one place to the next-my stuff is mostly done-clothes and bins and the stuff to sell, plus a couple of other things.

And the weekend is over. We’re in the new place, but the old place still has a bunch of stuff in it. There are boxes in the hall and the boys’ room, but a lot has been done. I’m super sore, didn’t sleep well Sat. night, and had odd dreams last night. Over the next few days, we’re going to shift the stuff we want to keep, clean, and get rid of the rest. It’s going to be hot this week. S is at church camp, and we hope everything goes OK, what with all the heat…

Another weekend over-took a lot of stuff to the goodwill, had to trash the mattress. Got a bunch cleaned up, more to go. New place is still not done either. S back from camp-she had a hard time, but fun anyways.

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Page 23, Sentence 5: “For one glorious hour, Harry had believed that he was leaving the Dursleys at last, because Sirius had offered him a home once his name had been cleared.”, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Listening to:

Harold Budd, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Peter Gabriel, Anugama, Tori Amos, Steely Dan, Claypool Lennon Delirium, The Orb, Archive, C. Reider, Century of Airoplanes, Dante Bucci, Veruca Salt, Akashic Crow’s Nest, Steve Roach, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Underworld, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Laurie Anderson, Earth Ear, Brian Eno, Chris Breemer, Funkadelic, Lou Harrison, Steve Roach, Suicidal Tendencies, Public Image Ltd, Hooverphonic, Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir, Constance Demby, Todd Rundgren, Brian Eno, Brian Eno, Robert Rich, Suspended Memories, Adam And The Ants, Jane’s Addiction, Brian Eno, Rush, Brian Eno, The Clash, Underworld, Flaming Lips, Glenn Gould, Vangelis, Allan Holdsworth, Zakir Hussain, Primus, Deborah Martin, Gamelan, Veruca Salt, Philip Glass (x2) , Ali Farke Touré, Gentle Giant, Veruca Salt (x2), Philip Glass, Deftones, Todd Rundgren, K.M.Krebs, Sunn O))), Donnie Iris, Sigur Rós, Melvins, Todd Rundgren, Jimi Hendrix, The Allman Brothers Band, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Berbil, Peter Gabriel, Robert Rich, Rush, Aborigines, Gamelan, Benedictines of Mary, Heart, Puccini, Nathan Youngblood (with Steve Roach), U2, Tom Waits, Beastie Boys, Philip Glass, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Loren Nerell, George Clinton, Skinny Puppy, Peter Gabriel, ZZ Top, The Clash, Afrika Bambaataa, Pink Floyd, Schumann, Tool, Debussy, Yellow Magic Orchestra

August 6th, 2017

Riding through wine country, I stop because we’re a long way from the start. I say we need to turn around. The others go on, but I start back.

In a house, upstairs. There are robots trying to get in. I yell out that they’re attacking me and the robots go away. They come back and start trying to get in again. I yell again and they go away again. Finally they break down the door.

Walking through a casino, talk to a security person. She takes me to a door and there’s a reporter there. We go into the room and she wants me. She’s actually the manager.

August 4th, 2017

Going out with C on a small boat, we’re sort of hanging out. Some guy flies by in a small plane. He comes around again, lower, and sprays us with colored sparks. He comes around again and I make him crash. Swim over to the place and start punching him.

Looking at an apartment, S looks at a bedroom, get our stuff out of there.