January 5, 2002

the problem with dating

The problem with dating my Blither entries is the crazy times they get written. They are usually written so near midnight that either date straddled could be attached to the entry and be accurate… but sometimes they are written later, or earlier. Today’s (actually yesterday’s, as it’s currently 1:30 in the morning) was an anomaly, written at about 10:00 in the morning. Today II (actually today, the entry being written right now) is arguably a continuation to the Jan. 4th entry. Nevertheless, in a strive for accuracy I labeled it Jan 5th, which will be utterly baffling as I try to write tomorrow’s entry today.

Nate Bahls had a great idea. Between each day there should be a few hours of ‘no-day’. It isn’t today, it isn’t tomorrow, it isn’t an intermediate, it is just… the mystery hours. Maybe I’ll abandon dates altogether. Maybe you should too. Calendar burning starts tomorrow (today?)in front of my apartment.

In case you can’t tell, I haven’t gotten the writing groove back, yet. However, I’ve been listening to KUMD’s Finding the Groove jam band show since driving home from Ryan’s place around midnight, and it may eventually loosen up my mental constipation. They’ve been playing some great stuff: Phish, Bob Marley, Crosby Stills & Nash, a long set of Umphrey’s McGee, Medeski Martin & Wood, Widespread Panic, and a load of excellent artists I’ve never heard before. I grow weary of my personal cd collection, and it’s great to hear some good new stuff for a change. God bless tax dollars and donations for dragging the limp body of mediocre radio out of its wreckage and breathing fresh life into it. Radio is ever so bland these days.