Spring Break is over for most of Southernmost Illinois. And what a note to end on! Saturday gave us a supermoon that comes even less frequently than a blue moon. The perigee and the full moon coincided less than 24 hours from the vernal equinox and the official start of Springtime. By the time Spring was officially with us, our thermometers were reading as high as 80°F. If this is an early spring day, I’m not sure I’m looking forward to the Dog Days of August this year. But for now, I’m rejoicing in the barefoot surveying of my garden. Bulbs are blooming, the hydrangea is budding, my herbs are still putting out. (My parsley, marjoram, & thyme never stopped growing this winter even with some snow fall) Garden cress, carrots, peas, and onions are coming along volunteer-style. Other herbs like catnip, bee balm and hyssop are starting to recover from hibernation.
Last week was SXSW. This annual event makes Austin, TX the music capital of the world. For those of you like me who couldn’t make it down Texas-way, both NPR and KEXP have done some wonderful recording of concerts. I sampled an upload from KEXP on today’s show. Check out the video below of Grouplove in a bike shop no less!
Local News: Tonight & Wednesday night are the last of the candidates’ forums. City Hall at 7p is the place to be to catch the candidates in the first half of the alphabet; Wednesday has the other end of the alphabet. Of the 12 remaining candidates on the ballot, only three will go on to take the prize as our public servants after the vote on April 5th. Be informed.
Update: This weekend at Cape, our local Toastmasters will compete at District level. Charlie Howe is tentatively scheduled for next Monday’s show to fill us in on the competition and tell us how Toastmasters has helped a seasoned speaker like himself.
Enjoy the season!
Spring: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Itzhak Perlman w/the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Joy Spring Raya Yarbrough
Equinox John Coltrane
The Winding Spring & Nine Pound Hammer Frank Fairfield
Low Rising The Swell Season
Makin’ Plans Miranda Lambert
Gravity Alison Krauss & Union Station
Wandering Eye One Fell Swoop
New Beginning Tracy Chapman
Anywhere You Go Shawn Colvin
Earl’s Chair/Temperance Reel/Swinging On A Gate Mithril
No Corras Tanto El Combolinga
Pastures New Nickel Creek
Whole New You Shawn Colvin
Colours Grouplove at SXSW 2011
Love Is a Rose Neil Young
Feed the Light Lizz Wright
You Make Me Nick Lowe
Hummingbird Leon Russell
Ferris Wheel Charlie Barnet
Sittin’ On Top of the World Bob Wills & His Playboys
Tighten Up The Black Keys