In an unsurprising twist of events, Erie is expecting a bad snowstorm today (go here).
On my way back here, walking through the snow and wind (!) I was reminded of the countless other times I've walked like this. and had the spirit sucked slowly out of me by this infernal weather.
but then my beat-up little iPod put on Beirut's "Postcards From Italy," which was my favorite song my freshman year, and all the snow-battles in the past I've endured thanks to the triumph of this song. it was lovely. even though I came home with hands that were freezing and snot running from my nose and an aching body that just wanted a bed, it was a kind of nice full circle thing, to realize how close I am to the actualization of leaving this place.
another song that helps
(who are releasing a new album come May)
In other free stuff, there is a holiday sampler featuring artists I wholeheartedly approve of such as Watson Twins, Josh Ritter and Meiko (who I feel should be a guilty pleasure but is way damn talented to be one). You can get THAT here.
And lastly, on the concert circuit, Fanfarlo (which is making many a year-end list) is hitting up Pittsburgh Dec. 12. See them!
I will be doing a lot more with this during winter break, which I'm almost at. just really busy right now. :/