Monthly Archives: July 2015

Hi-Fi Friday: July 24, 2015

Previously…

I have this method of ranking music in my library, which currently consists of 34,968 songs: By default, all new songs in my library get ⭐️⭐️⭐️. As I listen to them, I sort them as follows: ⭐️ means it’s rubbish and I’ll probably delete it from the library, ⭐️⭐️ means it’s just “meh” but I’ll probably keep it, ⭐️⭐️⭐️ means it’s okay and we will probably talk over it, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ means I really like and may potentially sing at random, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ means everyone better shut the fuck up because my song is on! You know the kind of songs I’m talking about. We all have them.

These are mine, one post at a time.

I’m starting my approach to this with songs I’ve given ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ to in iTunes. There’s only 90 of them at the moment. I’ll probably sneak in an occasional ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ as well.

Another Friday, another drinking song. Or a song about drinking, rather.

Most people will only know Gary Jules from his cover of Tears for Fears’ “Mad World”. Which is a great cover. Actually, I prefer it to the original. But we’re not talking about that song here. We’re talking about the artist.

I don’t know when I got turned on to Gary Jules as an artist, but I did, and I think I’ve got every album he’s done up to this point. I’d say is kind of folksy-rock, if there is such a category. I’d say a lot of his music is stuff that you could have on in the background and find your toes tapping, but not really be listening. Like something I’d listen to at one of my favorite watering holes.

That said, I present Gary Jules’ “Barstool”, from the 1998 album “Greetings from the Side”:

He slightly retooled the song on his 2002 album “Trading Snakeoil for Wolftickets”:

Until next time...
Erik

I’m not sure why milli has suddenly become interested in my beard, but I think she’s chewing on it.

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I'm not sure why milli has suddenly become interested in my beard, but I think she's chewing on it.
I’m not sure why milli has suddenly become interested in my beard, but I think she’s chewing on it. #fauna

Ye Olde Barn Raising, still… still…

Previously… in November. Yes, eight months ago. Well, and a little post in February. If you’ve been following along with ANY of our projects, things take time when we’re involved.

But we got roofied! Wait…

I’m not a fan of heights. At all. So I knew there was NOOOOOOOOOO way I would be climbing on a steep angled roof to install water barriers and shingles. Unless someone was going to cough up to purchase scaffolding, and I didn’t see that happening.

This Monday, the roofers FINALLY installed the shingles. Yay! The supplies have been sitting in the yard since the week before we went on our July walkabout, but it’s pretty much rained here every day up until last week so they haven’t been able to work on it at all.

It took two guys about 5 hours to do the job. In 100°F humid weather. Yuck for them. But that is what I was paying them for.

North and east side.
North and east side.
North and west side.
North and west side.

So now we have a finished roof.

And I even got a few more pieces of sheathing installed on the east and west wall that evening when they were done.

Until next time...
Erik

So much awesome! Thank you @planbear so very much! A most excellent gift to receive in the post today. This made my day.

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So much awesome! Thank you @planbear so very much! A most excellent gift to receive in the post today. This made my day.
So much awesome! Thank you @planbear so very much! A most excellent gift to receive in the post today. This made my day.