This seemed like an appropriate moment to write on this blog again.
I’ve been waiting to see Spoon for 13 years. It just never worked out. In college, my friend Mindy went to a show in NY, while I was in Ohio, and faithfully held up her phone so I could listen. The last time they played Chicago, it was my 5 year anniversary with Andrew. And we had hard-fought reservations at Frontera.
So I went last Tuesday, by myself, to the famed Chicago Theater and I took one photo. This is it. Britt Daniel is singing my favorite song. A song that this blog is named after. The line goes, “street tar in summer will do a job on your sole,” at the time it seemed appropriate to marry my love of Spoon with my love of travel/walking around Chicago.
wooooo it has been a long time.
promises to fix that, Tumblr.
I’ve missed you.
The man and the machine.
Together, Andrew and I own eight typewriters ; it is my favorite collection — a statement I do not state lightly.
Manhattan Skyline and Brooklyn Bridge, NYC by Dave Kliman on Flickr.
This is an image that has been scrubbed from our collective conscience. And I have missed it.
After 9/11, “out of respect for the families” all images of the twin towers were removed — movie scenes, opening credits, storylines, etc. But, the towers were majestic. They hung out on the Lower West, rising above eveything else around them. Not one but two, as if they were feats of strength. It was fantastic architecture.
And here I am, twelve years later blogging about the architecture at 6:37 in the morning