Tuesday, 16 August 2011

World gone mad

First there were the appalling, murderous riots in our beloved former home of Ealing. Now a major snowfall in Wellington. The world has gone mad.

Central Karori
Fortunately, while seeing sedate Ealing torn apart was heartbreaking, the snow was magic. It didn't last long in central Wellington, but the hill suburbs - like where we live - remain covered in white ice.

Though we both nearly slipped coming down the driveway today - tramping boots and all - and any room without a heater rapidly turns into a refridgerator, it's been worth it for the memories. As we got off the bus last night it was like a blizzard.

We weren't born the last time this happened in this city, and we might not be around the next time Antarctica comes to visit. So it's been a few days to savour.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Ten songs that have rocked my world recently

Let It Loose - The Rolling Stones, Exile of Main Street
Wrecking Ball - Gillian Welch, Soul Journey
Please Read The Letter - Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Raising Sand
Red Dirt Girl - Emmylou Harris, Red Dirt Girl
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks, Something Else By The Kinks
Shangri-La - The Kinks, Arthur
Intervention - Arcade Fire, Neon Bible
Back To Black - Amy Winehouse, Back to Black
Mykonos - The Fleet Foxes, Sun Giant
The Cave - Mumford and Sons, Sigh No More

I love good music. What's been rocking your world?