“new glass in the window…”

“New glass in the window, new leaf on the tree.” If you’re looking for some music to keep you company as you knit, spin, read, and hunker this week, check out the recently released live compilation of Neil Young’s Harvest Moon. It’s called Dreamin’ Man Live ’92, it sounds like it is just Neil, acoustic, and it is fantastic. (Post title is a line in From Hank to Hendrix.)

I’ve seen some internet chatter about whether these songs/this album are among Neil’s best or not, and I don’t really care about all of that. I’m not interested in trying to compare Harvest Moon to Tonight’s the Night or any of that; I like it all.

While listening to this album, I spun up most of the second braid of Pigeonroof Studios merino, and today, I plan to start plying it.

Also, do you want to see what I got myself for finishing up the semester?

A new Namaste bag! (This is the Laguna.) I loved my Malibu to death, mostly by lugging it everywhere and filling it with way too many library books. Despite my constant abuse of this bag, it gave me almost two years of daily service, and I’m sure it would have lasted much longer if I’d been better about not overloading it with enormous books about the 19th century. This bag is every bit as cavernous as my old bag, and I love the messenger strap. The shape is a bit different — deeper and less wide, which seems better for the kinds of things I’m often lugging around. The external pockets are great for phone and keys — both things that would end up floating around loose in my old bag. I could keep raving about this bag, but instead, I’ll just say that these bags are worth considering the next time you need to replace your take-everything-everywhere bag. LOVE. Yay!

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6 thoughts on ““new glass in the window…”

  1. Oh I was gonna say also – have you heard Steve Earle’s ’09 Release – “Townes”, a tribute to Townes Van Zandt. I picked it up for Jose at Christmas.

  2. That is an awesome bag. As is Neil Young and your spinning. I’ve been wondering about the book-carrying capacity of the Namaste bags: thanks for the report. (Though my commitment to financial responsibility might face a set back.)

  3. The new bag looks very nice! I used to carry “grown-up” bags to campus, but I gave up when my back began to protest under the weight of Greek and Latin texts. Back to the heavy-duty backpack for me. ;-)

  4. Oh, I have this bag in the new Peacock! Its Great, used it all summer to drag aound library books and knitting. Switched to fall/winter bag for now, and want to get the Namaste Satchel in Pink for spring! Animal friendly materials and storage bag incld are great extras with these bags.

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