Sunday, December 28, 2008


"On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...."

Something "old and something blue" from the root cellar on a day when we, I, clean up after family gathering. Little time for artistic endeavours....

I got a Neil Young CD for Christmas ("Sugar Mountain - Live At Canterbury House 1968 ") - a concert Neil did right after quiting Buffalo Springfield at the start of his solo career. I have not been able to play it yet but have great reviews.

The other album Santa Amazon brought me was a remastered Dire Straits "Making Movies." This Dire Straits record and Bob Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" where the first CDs I ever bought back when there might have been two hundred titles available.

Marie and I plan to take the family to Manhattan this week - see the Rockefeller tree, do some shopping and also go to MOMA and show the Van Gogh exhibit to my children. Rainy today, but warm.

Hope all are well and enjoying peace at the end of a long productive year.


The Finely Tuned Woman said...

I hope your kids appreciate the van Gogh exhibit. Wish I was your kid so I could come along, just for one day. I'd like to see the Rockefeller tree. It must be an awesome sight. As in American awesome. Enjoy your day.

The Artful Eye said...

Very cool post. I like this image very much for it's simple composition and minimalist repetition,scratching the surface of summer days gone by. Perhaps a left over key tag to a beach locker, remnants of sand, fence and turquoise blue pool water.

VH1 classic showing Neil Young- Heart of Gold all this week. Love Neil.

I'll take Manhattan, any day of the week. A little ice skating at Rockefeller center, some hot cocoa, museum tour. Yeah.

Perfect time for a visit to the city. Enjoy!

My best to all.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

until i zoomed on the image, i thought it was a mouse on a turquoise mouse pad. goes to show ya how certain shapes are now iconic.

merry holidays, dear anon.y.mouse

John said...

Thanks, everyone. I saw a few minutes of Neil on vh1 classic the other night. Tonight saw a few minutes of Spinal Tap...dio not know where my CD is - did an elf take it...

Tomorrow I fire all the elves. Also hang up my Santa suit for a while.

Joanne Gover Yoshida said...

I should be cleaning up but am posting todays finds.

Enjoy the tree, NY and Van Gogh for me too.

You can't be 20...on sugar mountain...da da da da

jgy said...

4 calling birds. You saw the blue jays (rays)?