Thursday, February 1, 2007

The time going by

On the One, the rh Factor (Distractions, 2006)

One of the most telling signs of emotional difficulty is a loss of interest in people and things that formerly brought pleasure. I knew a couple of weeks ago that things were getting bad for me because I did NOT want to listen to music of any kind. Rob knew things were getting bad when I talked about being bored with my knitting and actually stopped for a while....

I decided to push myself to return to those pursuits to see if they brought any excitement. While I can't say I was overwhelmed by the experiment, I did find myself singing along with this song--- I do so love it. If you like jazz at all, Roy Hargrove is an artist to dig into. Between his solo work (always full of incredible guest appearances, though), his rh Factor, I think Hargrove represents the best of the modern face of jazz, fusion. I do acknowledge that Christian McBride is certainly the reigning master in that regard but I think Hargrove takes it a bit further with his hip hop sensibilities. He's much edgier than McBride---although edginess is not always what I'm looking for, I still dig it.

The Opal Sock

It's nearing completion. I really enjoy watching the pattern develop as I knit. I think I have just a few more inches of knitting before I can shape and graft the toe. For the record, I don't like the way that this yarn feels in the hand. I hope it feels better after washing. I do note that it feels just fine on my feet. But any knitter will tell you if a yarn feels yucky as you work it, you're not likely to use it much.


I have (had?) these kickass noise-cancelling Sennheiser PXC-250 headphones that I use much of the time, but most often for airtravel---they're fantastic at eliminating the cabin noise and sparing your eardrums the usual increases in volume neccessary to hear your tunes. That so-and-so Noodle chewed right through the #@%^%$! cord. I need to know how to repair it. I've read some stuff on the web, they're full of talk of insulation and soldering... I can't do that. Any recommendations?


Drew said...

Out of curiousity, have you tried looking at Sennheiser's website to see if they offer any suggestions on locations for repair. I would guess that an approved repair location could replace the entire cord for you so you don't have to worry about the insulation/soldering issue.

Just a thought.

Donna said...

Poor depressed Kathy, I'll try to call this weekend or you can call me if you catch a minute. It's no fun to be down that's for sure. LYFE