Monday, November 30, 2009

Boston Gray

Stifling, suffocating entrapment, or aesthetically pleasing backdrop to the right music, depending on how your life is going when the rain rolls in.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Since I did not make my annual "dark, cloudy day in June" post,

I feel the need to point out for the record that Boston has now had three straight weeks of cloud and rain. The solstice was obscured by gray. Each night, the sun attempts to stay out later, but only a diffuse, light gray is mustered. It is presently June 24, 9:23 a.m., 58 degrees and pouring rain.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Change of Seasons?

Is it not summer anymore in Boston, or is it just sleight of nature? Every year when it becomes cool outside, it reminds me of all the pleasures and anxieties I faced my first autumn here, back in 1999. There's part of me that knows it will probably be ninety degrees again in late September, but there's also the part of me that fears the winter. At least we have variety and the emotions inspired by it.

On a related note, the perfect thing to be listening to while looking backward and forward at the same time is WFUV. This amazing radio station, based at Fordham U in the Bronx, astounds me for two simple reasons. One: it is a live creation generated by a handful of talented DJs. Two: the music they play is perfectly crafted, performed, and recorded. If you've read this far, you must check it out.

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