Houses of the Holy feels like Led Zeppelin at their Led Zeppest, or at least in terms of the image that has stuck through the years. As for sound, I prefer Led Zep at the beginning and at the end, but a tune like The Ocean always makes me want to crank things up just a notch.
Not having an Ikea store around, the question of how to get through a shopping trip there is not much of a deal for me. [I have, though, called the seating near the exit at Winners the "widowers' bench."]
They've been a long time coming, and they've arrived.
Here's the story. Nick has wanted a pet for a long time. As our friends know, Martha and I are cat people, and have had some great ones over the years. Unfortunately, my allergies have made this a non-starter. So, Nick over time has developed an idea about having a little aquarium.
This summer, we set some targets. If he completed his chores, and earned points, he could get an aquarium ... and the fish to go inside.
Glad to report the fella did everything he needed to do.
Tonight, we picked up what Nick called "the starter fish," three goldfish that he named - get this - Chuck Norris, Zach and Goldie. Chuck Norris gets his name from the joke meme that he just discovered. Zach is inspired in part by my colleague Zach Goudie. Goldie ... well, they're goldfish.
When McCartney II was released in 1980, it seemed both of its era (Pop Muzik had come out the year before, and synthesizer experimentation was popping up everywhere) and ahead of it. Coming Up was a hit, but tracks like Temporary Secretary seem to get more serious attention simply because they sound more interesting with age.
Not bad for a Beatle who was just playing around with a bunch of electronic instruments!
Dot Dot Dot is Morse code for the letter 'S,' the full message Guglielmo Marconi claimed to have received atop Signal Hill in St. John's in 1901. It ushered in the age of telecommunications. My maternal grandfather worked as a telegraph operator for Canadian Marconi on Signal Hill for many years.
As well, I have a habit of overusing the ellipsis when I write ... as frequent readers might notice.