December 3, 2014

Looking back at Twitter, it’s pretty clear that I spent the day like everyone else I know: being outraged and frustrated & demoralized by the Eric Garner grand jury decision. 

I RT a lot of people who are more articulate & more invested than I am, so maybe just go look over there for that.

On the home front, M got home from a multi-day trip to western Kentucky to deal with an aging parent. My parents are so totally on top of every aspect of their care & living situations from now until the end of time that I haven’t ever had to directly deal with this stuff – I’m peripherally aware of it, but mostly I’m peripherally aware that it’s more or less dealt with.

M’s dad isn’t quite so squared away, and thus we’re both learning things about the state of elder care in America that make me devoutly hope that I go like Ian McLagen did: Actively gigging & touring right up until a massive stroke killed him within 24 hours.

I’ve been trying to listen to a bunch of the [ostensibly best] metal released this year. So far I’m liking a lot of it in an academic way, but not really resonating with any of it. The albums that I was most anticipating didn’t really do it for me, so I’m sort of casting about at random. I mentioned the latest YOB the other day; it’s the only thing so far that has really made me feel anything.

I’ve been heartily amused by Triptykon, though, and I’m warming rapidly to Abigor. But there has been nothing that I’ve liked as much as any of the metal on my 2013 list.

December 3, 2014

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