Showing posts from December, 2010

My Top Ten

If you have not seen my Top Ten anywhere else, here it is...Enjoy.New Releases:William Parker Quartet, Uncle Joe’s Spirit House (AUM Fidelity)Matthew Shipp, 4D (Thirsty Ear)David S. Ware, Saturnian (AUM Fidelity)Vox Arcana, Aerial Age (Allos Documents)Dave Rempis and Frank Rosaly, Cyrillic (482 Music)Joe McPhee, Dominic Duval, Jay Rosen and Mikolaj Trzaska, Magic (Not Two)Wadada Leo Smith, Ed Blackwell, Blue Mountain’s Sun Drummer (Kabell)Hamid Drake and Bindu, Reggaeology(RogueArt)Mike Pride’s From Bacteria to Boys, Betweenwhile (AUM Fidelity)Odean Pope Ensemble, Odean’s List (In + Out)

Missing the Water

The form of water that has invaded the season is now snow. I do not mind snow. Because it is an insulator. What I do mind is missing the sense of flow that the motion of water conveys. Granted snow is a product of the flow of the weather and each snowflake changes with every second, especially in the melting of the crystals. But those changes are invisible to me on a microcosmic the grey days pass into sunny, bright ones and the wind gusts die down and the air is still.
Change seems to be invisible except as periods of time pass. I turned sixty this year. So far I feel the same as I did when I was fifty-nine, a day earlier than my birthday. Yet, in August of 2009, I had major surgery, which led me to the couch literally, for months. I could walk, yes; but I could not do as actively as I had before the surgery. So what happened was that over time, what would happen to any person happened to me. I gained weight and in all the wrong places.
My diet has been as effective as it ca…