April has flown by for me. It seems like just yesterday I was experiencing the best concert of my life, but here we are on the eve of May. That’s a bit worrysome when I consider how much I plan to have accomplished in the next month.
During May I’ll be redesigning Frozen Truth . com, with the intent to start afresh visually and spark some movement of those sluggish cogs in my head. I have a lot of disparate tricks, ideas and methods I hope to incorporate, but I don’t have a clear vision of how the website will look as a whole. I want simplicity, accessability and fullness of information in a design that is beautiful. I’ve alotted myself plenty of time, so the test will be of my devotion and inspiration.
I’ll also be doing some reducing of my belongings again, especially my clothing. I’ve had some of my t-shirts since the middle of my high school days and they show the wear. I’m hoping to create a blanket from t-shirts as a way to keep those fond screen printed images intact and useful as I transition to a new wardrobe.
Mithra’s toilet training is coming along slowly, but I’m hoping May will be the month we say farewell to the litter box forever. One can hope, right?
I’ve had five albums in rotation this week. They’re not a group I’d associate easily, but the albums have kept me in constantly surprised and joyed. Sam Roberts’ Chemical City is a step ahead for a band that is emerging as one of Canada’s finest; it’s a mix of psych-rock and rock of the traditional variety that feels both fresh and familiar. I was missing Neil Young’s feistier side, but it’s back with his new anti-war album, Living With War, a cohesive and powerful album that has one of Canada’s finest rockers at his best. Tool’s 10,000 Days hasn’t lit me up as Lateralus did, but It’s a very solid album; by any other band it’d be a standout, but it doesn’t live up to my expectations of Tool on the initial few listens. Shawn Mullins’ New Orleans-themed 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor is likely the biggest surprise for me this month; I’ve been a fan of Shawn for a long while, but this album is as exciting an album from him as I’ve yet heard. Lastly, I’ve been listening to Goo Goo Dolls’ Let Love In, their strongest album to date; contrary to the impression of the sappy title, it’s a well written and compelling album.