Friday, April 27, 2007

Vega4 "Life is Beautiful" Contest

London-based band Vega4 is promoting global climate change awareness with a contest to create a video or slide show to their uplifting single "Life is Beautiful" (a very nice song). Details here:

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I'm a picker, and I'm a...

At a meeting this morning I met an overdressed woman who later told me she had a court date today for final divorce proceedings. She explained her bad luck with multiple husbands; abuse, etc. In describing her situation she casually said "my picker's broken." I had to think a minute but then realized she meant she makes bad choices in partners. I have certainly heard of people who continually choose the wrong type to date and marry, but in all my years in the South had never heard "my picker's broken"!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Is it really that difficult to stock the bank deposit envelopes?

How many times have you visited the ATM to make a deposit and the envelope bin is empty? Is it that difficult to keep the box stocked? I was just at my bank at 11:00 A.M. on a Friday, not midnight on a Sunday.

Are customers making so many deposits that the interns can't keep up? Are kids stealing them so they can play ATM with a magic-markered refrigerator box?

I have a new strategy (to which many of you will say "I've done that for years"): when I find a full box, take two and keep a few extra in the glove box.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Guillemots and one of the best breakup songs ever

Mila clued me in on multinational band Guillemots. I can't get their song "Redwings" out of my head.

Stream it here and let me know what you think.

This is where we fall from the trees
This is where the sky covers up
Daft killers of joy, you made a man out of me

And this is where the glass leaves the lens
Splintering a chemistry of friends
I'll treasure you always
You know I love you

And this is where we wake in the ditch
This is where our bodies sing no more
Fallen apples on the floor, pecked at by redwings

So pour another whisky out for me
It'll be the last bottle we share
As I drift into nowhere
Know that I loved you

But love was not enough to hold my grip
Can't you just feel my fingers slip
Into those oceans in the sky where people swim
Oceans in the sky calling me in
Oceans in the sky I tell myself

Though I'm not kidding anybody else
They know I'm leaving
They know that I'm leaving this behind

So I'm leaving my best friend
Just for the hell of it
Just for the sake of it
But how much I loved you