Friday, December 07, 2007

Post-It Doodles No. 9 and wintery goodness

Doodles! And in color. I usually go with a black Sharpie, but I wanted to use red & blue today.

I'm enjoying the wintery coolness already. I don't know what it is about the cold that makes me feel more alive than in the heat. The heat just exhausts me and I'm always irritated and annoyed by it. But in winter, there's something about having to keep yourself warm. It's comforting to me. Warm beverages, woolly socks and the hissing of the radiator. Waking up to the sounds of snow shoveling (my delight but not the shoveler). Also, the silence that the snow brings during the evening hours. Did you too hear angel choirs while reading this? Speaking of which, I shall be at a church tonight listening to a friend who is in one of those GLBT choirs.

Another old winter friend is usually hovering over us in the clear evening sky. It's name is Orion and is very prominent in the winter sky. A favorite among sky watchers. It is named Orion The Hunter but has also many other names by many other cultures. It looks kind of like an hourglass with a belt in the middle (the three stars). It is said, the three pyramids of ancient Egypt were modeled after Orion's belt. A good binocular can reveal many things within. I no longer have a telescope and NYC has too many lights to observe. But there are many deep sky objects to be found in Orion's constellation. Namely the Horsehead Nebula (pictured).

Anyway, I've linked to the wiki page so you can read up all about it.

Wintery melodies (80s off course). They are not winter themed songs but they always remind me of winter.

Ultravox - White China
The Armoury Show - Castles in Spain
Echo & The Bunnymen - Seven Seas
Visage - Mind of a Toy
Duran Duran - Planet Earth
Eurythmics - 1984
Depeche Mode - Master & Servant
The Cure - Let's Go To Bed
Depeche Mode - the "Black Celebration" album
Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas
Howard Jones (HoJo) - What Is Love
Erasure - Crackers International (Ok this is winter themed!)

Not so 80s...

Erasure - Breath of Life
Pet Shop Boys - The "Very" Album
Several clubsy songs and all that techno craziness during the early 90s.


Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Crackers International is wonderful! This brings back a lot of memories.

V said...

Oh yes, Chuang, that particular release from Erasure is one of my favorites.

steve said...

Yes, "the Theater" in particular, from Very. Also, Hojo's "What is Love" makes sense too, "cause I believe the vid was shot, at least some of it. at a park in the winter? As for Duran, I always think of "Winter Marches On" from Notorious, one of my fave DD albums. Anyhow, great list, and excellent doodles V!

V said...

Love that HoJo video. I just remember him in that hat and coat running in the park. "The Theater" is one in particular from that album I remember of winter mornings walking in to work. Good one from DD.

xolondon said...

Goodbye Is Forever by Arcadia always reminds me of winter and I am not sure why... it IS sort of icy I suppose.