Gardening - July 10, 2006
Creative Bits and Pieces - July 11, 2006

Tarheel Tavern/Christine Kane

Tarheel Tavern #72:  In a Pinch is up at Freelance Writing for the Nonprofit Community

Yesterday afternoon, when I was tired on day four of intense mother/active-seven-year-old-boy time, I took a look at the Tarheel Tavern and noticed, "Hey, this NC blogger, Christine Kane, has the same name as one of my favorite folk singers."

Now, I don't like the heat, and, as much as I love music, I can't usually sit out in the hot NC sun in July to listen.  But, older son (who hates the heat even more than I do, but loves music just as much) and I went to the Festival for the Eno in July a few years ago in part because Christine Kane, the singer, was going to be there (the other part was because Dar Williams was there.  I think.  Or maybe it was Saffire or Pierce Pettis.  I'm getting my Festivals mixed up.).

So, I went and looked at the post, "Don't be Eeyore either"  - a good one about responding to an audience.  I was surprised, though, that this Christine Kane is also a singer - what's the chance of two singers with the same name (remember - I was really tired)?  It wasn't until I looked at her biography and saw that she sings Tucson that it finally got through to me that this is the same person.  Then I remembered that she lives in Asheville. 

I'm more sentient today!

You can listen to samples of her CD's at her website.  The CD I'm most familiar with is A Thousand Girls, and I particularly recommend listening to Tucson, An Uneventful Evening, Isn't that What Makes You Cold?, Rise ... oh, go ahead and try them all.  It's a really good CD.

And, while I'm at it, past Tarheel Taverns I haven't posted are:

Tarheel Tavern #69:  Reciprocity: the joy of giving, and receiving in return at Poetic Acceptance

Tarheel Tavern #70:  Qualities of Life at Another Blue Puzzle Piece.

Tar Heel Tavern #71:  The Second Annual Independence Day Virtual Picnic
at ...slowly she turned.

I'll be hosting in two weeks during dear husband's hosting of the monthly court poker party.  I won't be getting to bed until late anyway so I'll make good use of the time!  I haven't figured out a theme yet.

Oh, and I did get a break on Saturday when younger son spent part of the day with my in-laws (Thanks!).  I probably wouldn't have been as tired on Sunday if younger son and I hadn't gotten into the habit of taking a long walk in the evening, followed by catching fireflies until dark, and then starting a movie  - with younger son getting to bed around 11:30.  But we had fun!


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