Sunday, September 14, 2008

Rockin' the homefront

I got to do something this weekend that for some reason I haven't been able to do in a long time: play loud music. First, let me qualify that. The windows didn't rattle, the dog didn't flee in pain. My kickin' AR speakers barely broke a sweat. But the music was much louder than I usually get to listen to it. And that brought me great joy.

Maybe it's the busy modern-day, semi-respectable lifestyle, maybe I just don't have have the house to myself very often. But I rarely get to turn up the stereo to levels I can enjoy from any room in the house. A friend of mine once called it "house cleaning music." Being able to sit at home and write, do chores, or anything is just more fun when the music is cranked up. I know there are a lot of you out there who understand what I mean. Some say "if it's too loud, you're too old," but I disagree. If the music stinks, then any volume is too loud.

Best part: the music I chose. An old favorite of mine. It's a 2-disc set from Hawkwind called Live Chronicles. It's from their "Chronicles of the Black Sword Tour" in ages past (1985). The music is based on the writings of Michael Moorecock, a favorite and good friend of the band.

Another thing I've been doing lately is writing more, which is kind of indicated by my posting here. If I'm updating my blog, I'm usually also writing other things. This afternoon I wrote a piece that'll probably end up being sent to the local newspaper editor. Hopefully I can expand it and turn it into a real article to submit to a few heritage magazines.

I'm also working on two different short stories and a different essay. The reason I mention them here is to keep me motivated toward finishing them. I don't want to have to come back here and tell all of you that I never did.

Got to go eat dinner now. It's my youngest's birthday and we're going out for Mexican food!

Playing on XM: Don't know because I'm listening to Hawkwind!

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