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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



Hooray!

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.

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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



1 Comments:

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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