Archive | November, 2009

Oy. Can’t out-live health policy past.

3 Nov

Am such a dork. But in a good way. I couldn’t pass up President Obama’s health care speech tonight. Guess it dates back to my DC days, and health policy geek-ish-ness. Found all the pomp and circumstance, the GOP sits steadfastly and Dems stand amusing at this point. Thought John Boehner should be worried about his skin cancer risk (as noted on my FB page). And wondered who the even sour-er congressman was two to his stage left.

Interesting to hear that David Brooks thought Obama speech best since his campaign. I thought quite powerful … but who am I except for occasional music critic? Enjoy Obama serious/real anger expressed toward controversies, incl. death panels. Surprised that someone actually yelled “lie/liar” at one point, and heard later it actually was GOP congressman now begging forgiveness. Big surprise.

Hope it’s true that as President said, he is *last* President to tackle issue of health care reform. Despite all that one can be jaded and cynical about in this world, I truly believe this man and his staff want real change for the U.S., change that is positive and meaningful for citizens. And I’m not his spokesperson. I just work for UW Medicine.

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Yoga tonight. Mixed gender. Shirtless men cool.

3 Nov

Okay. Those are not *my* words, promise. But my friend and former yoga instructor, Matt, is in town tonight from Hawaii and I’m going to his class. He has a big male following, and used to teach naked yoga. So he needs to get into specifics in terms of attire. 🙂

I will not be going shirtless, of course …

The exclamation point disappeared. I know, it’s difficult to think about how that can happen. I mean, how does a punctuation mark just .. disappear? But it happened. Maybe it will reappear. And if it doesn’t, then that is OK, too … b/c then that just means the punctuation mark wasn’t meant to be in my life.

Saw Joshua Radin last night at Neumo’s. A fabulous show. Sleepy before he got on stage. I was actually bored by the Watson Twins, who I previously really enjoyed (with Jenny Lewis, opening for Death Cab and at Bumbershoot, just them).

Josh was great – such an amazing guitar player and as headliner, he really let loose with his playing and singing in a way he hadn’t previously when I saw him. He was here about a year ago, opening for Missy Higgins. Last night’s show was different. He is adorable, of course, but I just love his wit and the stories behind all the songs. Some people hate that, but I actually hate it if the musician doesn’t share some things during the show.

Looked up chords for some of his songs today but don’t know about adding them to my burgeoning repertoire. Beats are a little different than standard playing and a bit more complicated. But something to aspire to, for sure.