Saturday, July 26, 2008
The post below are snippets of "libre" - the word "free" in Spanish. Cubans call a Rum and Coke with a slice of lemon a "Cuba Libre." My libre is made from the inside of a lifeboat and a beach dune. Makeshift boats have brought many Cubans to the United States, a frightful trip I am sure. At the end of which, they hopefully find warm sand and safety and a different freedom. I came to here on a PanAm plane - much easier back then.
It is an early Saturday morning, a crazed mockingbird is singing outside, and I still have the house to myself - a wonderful time of the day, if I only had a cup of good coffee.
I recently bought two amazing albums - Nada Surf's "Let Go" and the Fleet Foxes' "Sun Giant" EP. Fleet Foxes recently were featured on a podcast on NPR's All Songs Considered Concert series - the band does great harmonies, they play an eclectic range of instruments and they are smart (on podcast there is an interview of one band member at the end).
I have no music life - I rely on NPR and other Public Station podcasts to help guide me to good new music. I almost never listen to FM radio, anymore.
Hope you are all well....my best.