notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

It’s best to join the side that’s gonna win

Wow. I haven't visited the blog since my post yesterday, and boy did a lot happen while I was gone. Ben tried to change the truth, and we all learned a few things about God. It scares me that someone like Thirdee can say those things and still sleep well at night. Just when I thought I've been underestimating the human race, I get schooled on the fact that I've been overestimating it all along.

On a completely unrelated note, I'm going to see Bright Eyes this weekend. I have a friend who saw Conor Oberst perform and said he wanted to punch him off his stool. While I don't know about all that, I do know that a lot has been said of the man and his music. Both bad and good. For the record, I fall on the side of fandom, and I'm delighted about the concert...but I wish the guy wasn't the fodder for critical comments that he is. A gushing puff piece is just as annoying to me as a bucket of Haterade at this point. Stop talking and just listen. Or don't, if it isn't your cup of tea.

...And here I am contributing to the opinionated pollution that stinks up the music world. Yet, I myself read the reviews and frequently count on them to guide my listening choices. Having said that, no music review has ever really changed anyone's taste, has it? Film, literature, even Art can be opened up and considered from different perspectives with the aid of well written, thoughtful critiques. But words can't make something sound different.
Thank God (the only God, the mediator between God and man, the man Jesus Christ) for that.

Can we please stop turning musicians into arguing points? It's just music - not your selfworth. Enjoy it.