Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy 31st of December!

"Do you remember the 21st night of September?"

Three months and ten days "late," some might say, but this is one of my favorite songs of all time, so I do not even care. Besides, the lyrics are "...now December found the love that we shared in September..." So, really, it's a perfect (and timeless) song for the last month of every year.

September, Earth, Wind & Fire (1978)

Monday, December 30, 2013

A Well, a Doll and a Heart Murmur.

I finally found it! A story that has haunted me for decades. I remembered it being some kind of TV movie. It was about twins, one of whom had died in childhood. I had a vague memory of one twin pushing the other into a well. All I remembered was the well, a doll and also the fact that one twin had a heart murmur. I've tried to remember more about it so that I could find it, but nothing ever came of my efforts. Now, during an Incredible Hulk marathon, I have found it. Season Two, Episode 14, and appropriately titled "Haunted."

Turns out that it wasn't a well, it was the water wheel in a mill. I can't believe that I didn't remember some of the other chilling aspects of this story. Like the score, which has lots of pipe organ, spooky music box sounds and a creepy lullaby sung by the dead twin. Also, it is so strange that I had no memory whatsoever of the fact that this was an episode of The Incredible Hulk. How does a big, green hulk of a guy not stick in your mind?

You can watch the entire series on Netflix.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Clearing My Clawspace

Help me make room!

My psyche is completely overwhelmed by all the material objects that I have accumulated over the years. I don't even know how this happened. Flea markets here, thrift stores there, an antique shop or two...

I loved these things deeply when I acquired them, and I still do, but now it is time to let go. There is Decorator Crab blood in my veins, so I will never be rid of all the beautiful clutter, but I really do need to minimize. After all, how many little barnacles, seaweed clusters and anemones can you have and still manage to crawl around and get places and do things? I need to lighten the load and increase my clawspace, ya dig?

So, I'm having an online garage sale! The objective is to create some breathing room in my life so that I can focus on my next music project, and if I can make a little coin in the process it will help with some modest studio upgrades that I'm hoping to do. But most importantly, I'd like to find a good home for these beloved possessions. I'd be so happy to know that someone else is appreciating them.

I'll be adding other things as I have time to photograph them, so if you don't see something you like now, please check back later.

My garage sale Etsy shop is called "Attic of Antoinette."