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Ethel Cain

Ethel Cain‘s first album Preacher’s Daughter is a maudlin, quiet record. I’m not sure what it’s about yet, but it’s good for a slow morning start.

The New YorkTimes profile declares her the “I don’t want to be a celebrity, celebrity.”

Review in The Guardian.

Stevie Wonder’s 1974 concert on German TV show Musikladen-Beat Club

Here’s a ridiculously great performance by Stevie Wonder. The band and vocalists are right there with him climbing to a higher ground. This is smack in the middle of his early 70’s streak of perfect albums.

Fashion Puppets 2

Upped my marionette game tonight with wooden dowels, eye hooks, and some black strong string for moving the bits on a future stage. Once the limbs and so forth are jointed together, I can cycle in different heads and couture.


This interview with Lyle Lovett was so gracious. You can tell the guy really likes being a dad. The perfect ingredient is that Francine Reed returns to sing on his new album 12th of June. Francine used to work with my mom at a law firm in Phoenix in the 70s and she would go to her dates around town. If you can get past Scott Simon’s awkward guffaws and “My word”s it’s worth it.

The Linda Lindas

I like the new record by The Linda Lindas Growing Up. Noisy and fun to bounce around to.

The End of April

“Computer, play Cal Tjader” – Chiling as much as you can.

Book reading:

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art – Much needed read about the transformative effects of nose breathing.

Whole Earth: The Many Lives of Stewart Brand by John Markoff – Wonderful stories of the low-key guy in the middle of so much that has happened in society starting in the 60s and then the internet.

Magazine reading:

Elle Decor Sweden – which is good as you would think

Vanity Fair: Free Radicals: They’re not MAGA. They’re not QAnon. In the crucible of 2022 conservatism, the power brokers are influenced by an intellectual new right that envisions itself as the most dangerous sort of cool. VF reports from the party at the end of the world. by James Pogue


Instead of Magic: An exhibition by new work by Jason Thompson

My olde Flickr collection.

DJ Dick – April 27, 2002

I was a DJ on KKCR on the island of Kauai from 2002-2004. More about that.

This was early in my broadcast career. The station manager put me on early Saturday mornings at 6:00 am to see how I did, I suppose. I called the show Sleep Walking as I didn’t wanted my listeners to slowly start the day with my sets.