who’s got a crush?
It’s been so long since I wrote a crush post. I have had so many it’s almost impossible to catch up. First off, let me just say I know it’s not fair to group these crushes. They aren’t getting the extreme love and attention they deserve, but it’s been too long, I have to catch up in some way.
Since it’s been spring here in Philadelphia all winter, I have been usually happy in months when normally I want to stick my head in the nearest oven. Hence, the crush meter has been in overdrive since January. Of course ya’ll know the old steadies are still there keeping time, Amos Lee, cheese, redwood trees, people who try really hard, etc.. But these new ones have been chart toppers since the turn of the calendar in 2012.
Following in no particular order:
Caroline Chocolate Drops. (above, image from their website) What? This album. This song. Wow. And seeing them live in Wilmington was just stunning. I mean the instruments out number the humans on the stage and the sound, the sound just takes your breathe away. If you haven’t seen them live make haste people, make haste.
Pesto. I have been putting it on anything that will stand still. Definite pesto love happening over here.
Yo-Yo Ma. That Goat Rodeo Sessions album is a beast. I love it, it’s so great to work to. Windows open, sun streaming in, Yo-Yo and crew on the strings. Good day.
Austin Kleon, his prints and this book.
and finally the entire Bay area (especially Oakland and Berkeley) all the way down to Santa Cruz which is my biggest crush of all. I know it’s a whole town. I have a crush on a whole town and everything in it. As my friend MecaJen would say love life hard. Go out and get some crushes.