In the mid 80′s I owned acid wash denim, jelly shoes, big hair, and a metric tonne of 12″ vinyl remixes. I also listened to a LOT of Canadian music. Not sure if it was because of Canadian content laws on the radio, or just because I really liked it. I’ll probably never know, let’s go with I really liked it. In honour of all that hairspray and overly tight denim some friends and I went to see Honeymoon Suite and Glass Tiger last night at the Commodore Ballroom, (only the absolute best place to see any band). What a hoot.
There were some things I had forgotten about music in the 80′s and it was interesting to be reminded of them.
- There was a very high dependance on guitar solos. In every single song. Even the ballads.
- The spinning of a microphone stand over the lead singer’s head was considered beyond cool!
- Keyboard players may just have had the most boring job in the band.
- Lead guitarists are fixated on using their guitars as a phallic symbol. Was probably sexy when I was 17, oddly disturbing at 36! LOL
We had a really good time. Oh, and I may have drank just a bit too much. What was nice though was that I didn’t drink so much that I was sick and my best friend had to hold my hair out of my face while I threw up. That would have been much too much of a flashback thank you very much!
On the Knitting Olympics front. I have done some training (ie: a gauge swatch). Loving this yarn with deep meaningful feeling. I have about 600 metres though and I want a fair sized comfy couch type wrap/shawl so I don’t think that will be enough. Back to the stash and lo and behold, another skein of Fleece Artist that I bought with lust in my heart about 3 years ago. It’s a lighter weight but a luscious 70% mohair 30% silk blend. Smooth, shiny, supersaturated colours and feels so soft. Added some of it to the gauge swatch (more training, feeling buffed now!) and they contrast and complement each other very nicely. I’ll try to get a picture today if there is actually a break in the rain and I can get some decent light.
I found a stitch pattern I like and now I’m off to the races. I’m thinking a long, wide rectangle with the yarns striping horizontally. No fringe, the cat just chews it off. I was thinking of maybe finishing it off with a big tassle on each corner but we’ll have to see how the yarn situation goes.
Okay, I’m off to the library. The philosophy books I ordered are in and I have to pick them up. Then my sad little hung over self will be hitting Mr. Chesterfield for some R&R with my iPod and some knitting podcasts.
OH! And I almost forgot. I found the coolest podcast from BBC4 called In Our Time. It’s brilliant. So interesting and intelligent. The programme about prime numbers was amazing. Okay, wow, that statement may just have secured my position as the biggest nerd I know. Feh, who cares. There is some amazing stuff to be had here. I’m going to listen to last weeks show about relativism today. Fits right in with my current philosophy coursework.