Thursday, December 31, 2009

Here's to a better year...

...for me and the three people who mean the most to me.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

Driving Grandma's Powerchair

My little girl is getting so big

She even looks taller in this picture with her new fancy dress and

Friday, December 25, 2009

Showing off their Christmas haul!

Knight's sword and sheath (came with armour too) and monkey hoody
towel, and much more...

Batman Sub with Whale

Princess Slippers

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ikea is Wünderfül for kids

A morning of cleaning rooms led to a reward of playin at the Ikea
Smäland and then rounded off with hot dogs, chips, Lingonberry drink,
and some frozen yogurt.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Yesterday's snow fun

Snow fun continues

Today, after playing in and shoveling snow in the morning, Thea and her Mom went shopping together while Liam and went as a team. When we got back Liam wanted to play in the snow one more time. Just before we went inside, he proudly displayed this giant ice boulder. My big strong

Friday, December 18, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Thea's ambitious art project

On her own, Thea created this poster before she went to sleep last
night. It is inspired by an alphabet song that one of her teachers
taught her and her class.

detail from alphabet poster

more detail from alphabet poster

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Elementary Holiday Performance

Thea's school put on a show, with the school band performing some very
short (10 seconds) pieces of music, and then a play acted by the Third
Grade class. Here they are doing The Littlest Christmas Tree. Very
cute, and Thea and Liam liked it a lot, although they got very tired.
Someday, without a doubt, my little cuties will be performing on that
stage. And I'll probably cry I'll be so proud!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Phoresis Acetate being played

Side 4 of Letters to Canberra is on the turntable during our listening
session to approve the lacquer master. Pressing to follow soon: vinyl
delivery sometime in February. CDs will be available in January.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

I don't wanna work...

I just want to bang on the drum all day

Kids have always loved Todd Rundgren. Mine are no exception.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Meat Puppets Rock

Ottobar, Baltimore, Nov. 27, 2009

30 years on, they are just as powerful, vital, and even more crafted
as when they started.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"It's my Birthday!!"

Liam says, just before getting his birthday breakfast request:
cinnamon rolls from a DC bakery delivered courtesy of our good friend

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Todd the Spaceman

Mr. Rundgren put on a hell of a show last night at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland. He opened for himself with Utopia, joined by Kasim Sultan, Roger Powell, both former members, as well as Prairie Prince from The Tubes in place of Utopia drummer Willie Wilcox. Utopia blazed through an energetic set of their well-crafted progressive pop gems. After a short break, Todd and band, including the former, plus the Cars' keyboardist Greg Hawkes, and a sax player and a guitarist both of whom i am not familiar, played the entire 1973 Rundgren album A Wizard, A True Star, and it was quite a multimedia experience with costumes, like the space suit pictured above, theatricality, and great lights, dry ice "smoke" and projected images.

Thanks to my long-time amigo Bob for inviting me, and to his sis Lisa and our friend Nick for being such wonderful company with which to share this spectacular event.

Long Live Todd!!!
(Rundgren....and me, too)