Because of my crazed holiday knitting (see previous post), Three Blog Thursday is taking another break. Those posts actually take quite a bit of effort, as I usually spend some time finding good posts in the archives, etc. So instead today I will participate in two memes, having decided to tag myself.
Grumperina posted recently and proposed a meme on the topic "who knows about your blog?"
I thought that was an interesting issue. For quite a while after I started writing this blog, I didn't want to tell anyone I knew about it. Mostly I didn't want to see the eye-rolling. As I became more involved in it and confident about it, I started to tell people. Now pretty much everyone in my family knows about it, but of the really important people in my life, only two of them actually read it -- Greg and my best friend Kara. I suppose it is possible that my sisters or parents are lurking, but I really doubt it.
I started writing Affiknitty partially to keep track of my projects, but I really hoped I would eventually have readers and commenters. That's because of the aforementioned Really Important People, Kara is the only one who knits and she hasn't risen (fallen?) to Obsessed Knitter Status. I could basically talk about knitting all day, but no one around my house can reciprocate! When I do start talking about the merits of different decreases, etc., most people's eyes start to glaze over. But you all understand and can join in the conversation. That is so much fun for me. Also, because they don't share my obsession, I'm really touched that G and Kara read this. It shows that they care about what I am interested in, or are at least prepared to make an effort! Mwaah, you two!
And then for the Seven Song Meme, which I saw on Jennifer's blog
. Being the music addict that I am, it's hard for me to narrow it down to seven songs. These seven aren't necessarily the ones that I am listening to the most right now, but rather just seven pieces of music that, for me, always make me happy.
1. "The Killing Moon" by Echo & the Bunnymen. Don't be thrown by the goofy name of this band. They are pure genius. Ocean Rain
(from which this song comes) is one of the great rock albums ever recorded.
2. "Can I Get a Witness" by Marvin Gaye. Marvin churches it up, resulting in a great R&B hit with a gospel groove.
3. "West End Blues" by Louis Armstrong. In the Ken Burns' Jazz
series, it was described as three of the most perfect minutes of music ever recorded. Listen and you will agree. It will make you proud to be a human.
4. "Blue Monday" by New Order. Now that
, my friends, is dance music.
5. "Claire de Lune" by Claude Debussy. So beautiful it makes me want to cry.
6. "Avalon", as recorded by Harry Connick, Jr. Blistering jazz piano. Cool.
7. "Debaser" by The Pixies. Firmly places Black Francis among the Pantheon of Rock Gods.
Can I do another seven? Here are seven that I am really into right this minute, but who knows for how long I will be.
1. "Mr. Brightside" -- The Killers
2. "Feel Good, Inc." -- Gorillaz
3. "Somewhere Only We Know" -- Keane
4. "Float On" -- Modest Mouse
5. "Fix You" -- Coldplay
6. "Fake" -- The Frames
7. "Sour Times" -- Portishead