24. March 2005 · Comments Off on Music on the way Home · Categories: imported, Ramble

Well, I was the sole chooser of music on my way down to Irvine, but since I was driving Kelsey home, I let her do the choosing for the drive back up. Oh … except that since the radio was set to a jazz station we listened to that as we suffered through LA traffic. (HOW can people stand to live in that area? Ugh.)

So on the way home it was The Decemberists, The Roches, and Simon & Garfunkel. Different choices than what I would have put on, but fine, none the less. (Or is it “nonetheless”? Hmmm. Spell checker isn’t saying nonetheless isn’t a word.)

Many miles later (we took a side trip to see the Poppy Preserve) we are home safely. (I’m not sure about the sane part!)


24. March 2005 · Comments Off on Walking For Music · Categories: imported, Ramble

So, if the people written about in this article can walk 33 miles to New York to hear a concert, i wonder how many from UCSC would walk over the hill to hear a Symphony Silicon Valley concert. It’s close to the same distance!

It took the walkers 3 days to walk the 33 miles, which did seem like a lengthy time; I believe I walked 20 miles in one day when I was in high school. But then they probably had hills, and I walked around San Jose. Not a terribly hilly place!

But anyway, I liked the idea of doing this. And I think hearing the New York Philharmonic would be a great reward for those sore feet!

They took vans back home, by the way.