Frantically busy lately getting packed and organized for five weeks on the road: first World Cup Finals in Artesina, Italy (home of the (in)famous Pink Rabbit), then of course the Paralympics in Sestriere, and then trekking around Italy a bit with friends. Hence no time to write a long post I'd planned to do (actually started it but lost it to the electronic netherworld) about the experience of Paralympic "team processing" in Colorado Springs last weekend. Suffice it to say that they gave us an awful lot of free Roots and Nike clothing.
ParalympicSport.tv launched today. If anyone can figure out how to get this to work on a Mac running Safari or IE, please let me know.
My latest musical kick is a little band from my native Portland (Maine, duh) called X-Ray Actress. They make kind of loungey, layered electro-pop with a female lead singer, along the lines of Ivy or Portishead, minus the trip-hop vibe. Their singer, Shirley Moe, sounds a little like an American Isobel Campbell (formerly of Belle & Sebastian fame). If that sounds appealing (and granted, to many rock snobs, it won't be), check out the free mp3s on their website. (You have to click on the image in the middle column, third row down of that 5x4 matrix — stupid Flash interface.) The sound quality isn't perfect, but it'll give you an idea of the amazing production on their records.