Month: December 2013

A Hearing Trumpet for The Whispering Muse Pt. 1

A Hearing Trumpet for The Whispering Muse Pt. 1

As we trickled into the room our yoga teacher commented on the cold. “Yes, it’s freezing,” said the woman from the Parks Department, “and it’s so dark. It’s like the sun never even rose today.” Leaden skies are commonplace in Seattle, and December can be forgiven for freezing temperatures, but her words, like the echo…

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Generation X-mas

Generation X-mas

Twas the night before Christmas. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, under threat of holiday cancellation if they ventured downstairs. I in my hoody and daddy in his knit cap had just settled down for a long winter’s wrap. Buried in paper and tape, fortifying ourselves with Benromach single malt, we watched…

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Icelandic Bands to Watch Meta-List

Icelandic Bands to Watch Meta-List

Right now everyone is caught up in year-end listmania, but a while back, there was a spate of “Ten Icelandic Bands to Watch.” They caught my eye because of my fascination with Iceland, but they stayed on my mind because there was so little overlap between them. It all started with a Pigeons and Planes…

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