Today I fired up an older computer, and I had set the desktop background to an image created by Stephan Martiniere called Angel City. KGS saw it over my shoulder and asked where I got it, and I couldn’t remember. But google and the filename led me to him.
After I finished my usual morning email purge, I popped over to my BW’s blog to see her post for the day (she posts very regularly). I found myself reading the best birthday card I’ve ever received. I sat in Waterman Cafe across the table from Dr. Science, trying not to sob…
I only worked a half-day, and spent a very enjoyable afternoon and evening at home. BW got me the very awesome Intersections 1985-2005 collection of Bruce Hornsby music.
Four CDs and a DVD of fabulous music. I have lots of good listening ahead of me, and I finally get to hear Rainbow’s Cadillac again. She also got me a Peter, Paul, and Mary album, which has some nice songs from my childhood. Thanks, honey!
Rumor has it the NB had a super gift idea, but that delivery is taking a while. I’m anxious to find out what it is!
Edit: I see that Bruce will be performing in Lowell, MA, in the middle of August. I can’t recall if I’m supposed to be camping, then…
UVM’s Library has a very cool Online Classical Music Library. It usually takes me 15 minutes or so of poking around to find it, but it’s listed under the Online Reference Shelf under Music & Performing Arts.
The service allows you to stream music directly, or to compile and purchase your own CD. Very cool!
The Make blog pointed me to some beautiful and interesting computer-generated art at www.complexification.net. The artist, Jared Tarbell, has a gallery of generated images, and most of them applications that generate the images are available to run, creating more unique and beautiful works every time.
I love them!