Evening walk completed. Cold and crisp but no wind like last night’s horror episode. Interesting listen tonight. Tierney Sutton – The Sting Variations.
Evening walk completed. Started peppy, ended frozen and miserable. But! I listened to Nate Smith – Kinfolk so it was worth it.
5k walk done. Nice temps. Cold, but not too. Delvon Lamar Organ Trio – Close But No Cigar for music.
1st walk of a new streak. 5K in the early evening.
Jackie McLean – Jacknife for the ears.
I started today strong with good food and a good friend and then I started feeling slower and weaker as the day went on. Like something got in my bones.
No symptoms just fatigue. So I did the only thing I really know how to do, which is move.
I headed out for my daily walk, but it’s already 8pm so it’s dark. I’m kind of slogging along listening to music.
Just as I’m walking around the pile of ‘decorative rubble’ that marks the halfway point at Parkville South H.S and Highway 9, Marvin Gaye sings,
“Don’t you know how sweet and wonderful life can be?”
You know how he does it. Damn.
It’s like having all the tired cells in your blood injected with honey.
Feeling better now.
Today’s 5K walk with more 70s music. This time a better collection. Can You Dig It? The ’70s Soul Experience. Some amazing string arrangements on this stuff too. The Spinners – Could It be I’m Falling in Love.
Not sure what it says about me that I love this shoegazey music so much. Anyway, another daily walk in the books. This time with Tame Implala – Currents.
Walk is done. 161 straight days of walking at least 5 kilometers. Over 500 miles! And this absolutely gorgeous album. Bennie Green – Catwalk.
Late night walk. 5K of chilliness. Trying to counteract a giant but delicious burrito from Kmacho’s Restaurant & Cantina.
Got my walk in early. 5K as the sun came up. Sunny day today. Listened to some really awful music this morning. That happens sometimes.
5K mid-day walk. Actually saw some other humans on the path today. We waved at each other.
Late night walk. 5K. Moon looked like a lemon slice in the west. Booker Ervin.
Cold, gray, 5K anyway. Makes 155 continuous days of meeting my Apple watch move goal. So…
For tonight’s walk I went back to Trane.
I have the box set of the Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings so I loaded that up.
This is the quartet expanded to include Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet. The combination of that sound with Coltrane’s soprano on the opening track is magic.
A 5K walk in cold air, snow flurries starting on the way back, and music recorded while my one year old self was lying in a crib a few miles to the north.
I was thinking today about my dear friends Brent and Toby who live way out in Eugene, OR. In their honor I decided to take this along on my evening walk. They know why.
Maceo sums it up: “We like to do 2% jazz and 98% fuuunnnkyyy stuuuufff!”
Live from Cologne, Germany. Kenwood Dennard, Fred Wesley, Larry Goldings. Good Lord! And Rodney Jones bringing that Motown Morse code. Hah!
BTW, if you’d like to quickly lose some weight, put this on. After about 10 minutes…
…your ass will fall off.
Had a nice time on a day trip to Weston, MO with Will Leathem today. I hiked 8.85K in and around Weston Bend State Park and had coffee at the Weston Coffee Roastery where I had the treat of meeting Will’s friend, the lovely singer Connie Dover.
5K evening walk. Weather is amazing! 60s all day. Listening to Brand New Heavies. I’m really on a 90s acid jazz roll lately.
Turkey encounter and a view.
The video is the Missouri River Valley looking south from Parkville South H.S. You see downtown Kansas City, MO on the left.
To the right, the ridge is on the opposite side of the river, … the rest “A Christmas Morning Walk…”