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Smoke and Song

Man has it been smoky around here! Take a look!

Thankfully, it has cleared up a bit as the big fire in Rancho Cucamonga and San Bernardino has shifted and the winds are calmer so the smoke doesn’t travel as far. Saturday and Sunday were the worst days as it looked like you were driving through snow (or confetti if you are a big Rip Taylor fan). I went out to eat in Brea for Tiffany’s birthday and when I got home it smelt like I had been at a campfire. Some people at the resort decided to wear masks, and it was really tough on the eyes and nose and throat. I know a lot of people battling sore throats these days.

Nathan sent me the latest Jarre CD “Geometry of Love”. I have listened to it a few times and I think it is quite good. It certainly is better than “Sessions 2000” which came out last year and had more of an experimental feel to it. I just never really got into the album. It reminds me of the way I feel about his 1989 album “Revolutions” which I never really liked, but in the last few years, I have warmed up to certain tracks. One thing I like about Jarre is that he is never afraid to try new things and experiment. On his latest album, for me, the standout track is “Electronic Flesh” (For some reason the track fits very well with where I am emotionally these days. To give you an idea how up and down things go with me (I am after all, a Libra), I alternate “Electronic Flesh” with the A-Teens “Perfect Match”.