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andee's world: The View From My Window

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Hello and welcome to my blog. This space will be devoted to opinions, observations, lists, articles and whatever else I feel like posting. Subjects will include music, human nature, politics, life in NYC, etc. If I paste someone else's writing up here, it is because the author said something way better than I ever could. By the way, I don't claim to be a particularly smart guy; I'm just a musician with some opinions. If you disagree with me, that's cool -- but then, you're probably wrong.

Monday, March 02, 2009

The View From My Window


I love the snow. I love winter, cold weather and short days. I don't mind wearing extra clothes and I completely enjoy periods of relative quiet and long hours of solitude at home.

I like seasons, cycles, variation, ebb and flow. I think extremes are healthy and keep life interesting. I would go insane living in a place like L.A., where each day is a carbon copied repeat of the last, all blue skies and comfy temps.

During the winter months, I want intensity! Give me cold clear air. I'll even take cutting winds. Give me snow and lots of it! I think slanting winter sunlight is beautiful. I get a perverse kick out of waking late on a winter day and having my first coffee as the sun is punching out for the day.

Mild winters make me feel ripped off. I don't want it warm and balmy in January. I like the threat of snow to be real up til Easter. A good winter makes spring feel like a well-earned reward.

It's a proper blizzard out there tonight and I couldn't be happier.

Recommended Snowstorm Music:

Cocteau Twins, Lullabies to Violaine
R.E.M., Murmur
Kowanko, Kowanko
Smashing Pumpkins, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Cure, Disintegration
Kate Bush, Hounds of Love


Blogger Francis said...

Great post Andee! I too love snowstorms and extreme weather of any kinds. I'll often put my running shoes on and go for a run. I could not live without our seasonal changes. "Hounds of Love" is a fantastic soundtracks for blizzards.

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