Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Playing "air timpani" with Enya

As my idol Alfred E. Neuman once said, "Why be normal?"

I learned long ago I wasn't coordinated enough to play "air guitar", but I can tear a timpani up!  (It's a kettle drum)  Tonight I was sitting around listening to my iPhone/Pod (Aaron Neville, Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, Carla Bruni, Norah Jones, Pink Floyd) and I re-discovered my Enya collection.  She's an awesome Irish female singer/songwriter, really big in Europe.  I wish she'd tour here as I would go out of my way to see her.  And if her timpani player should suddenly take ill, I'm ready!

We got a bit of a break on the heat today....until about 4 pm.  It was cloudy all day until then, and we even got sprinkled on.  Nice!  But late in the day the sun broke through and the temperature shot back up into "Oh Shit!" territory.  We officially topped out at 102 for the 25th straight day of 100 degrees or more.   :(

My favorite OCD client notified us today he was going to be out of town on business until August 8th.  Actually things will soon be much better from my standpoint as my part of his home (structural) is about finished, and now my brother will soon be taking the lead with color selections and the detail stuff.

Hope you have things going your way, too.



  1. I seriously dig Enya myself, great music and a truly lovely woman.

  2. I watched a film called the making of The Dark Side of the Moon last night. Great interviews and footage of Pink Floyd doing their thing. It was shot in 2003 and was somewhat of a retrospective.

    Don't burn up. Texas sounds crazy...


  3. Scott, I was reading through some of your back posts. SWMBO's son, also named Scott, is a contractor in the Indianapolis area. I think the two of you would have a lot in common!

  4. Bum...Yes she is!

    Bobby...LOVE Pink Floyd.

    Catalyst...Hope he's making it through the recession OK. Thanks for reading. I enjoy your blog, too. :)


  5. Love love love love Enya! And Nora Jones, too.