Thursday, March 20, 2008

Vernal Equinox

When Stephanie was preggers w/ Aiden, people kept suggesting the name Equinox as a match for Solstice. While it was a poor suggestion & never as clever as they thought, the Spring Equinox is 1 of my favorite days. I love that the tulips are popping up. I love that my window is open. I love that I've been cleaning & straightening up all day & things are actually getting accomplished. Spring always puts me in the mood to read Wordsworth too. Cheesy Romanticism like "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" is just what the Equinox needs; that & this sweet sweet tune from the Grateful Dead: "Equinox". This song is from the Terrapin Station sessions. It was neither included on the album, nor played live. It had circulated in bootleg form for decades before it ever made the light of day on an officially released 12 disc box set a few years ago (I never actually got that though since it's 12 discs of stuff I don't really need). I grabbed this version from the Archive a few years ago & then uploaded it today w/ Boomp3. Maybe I'm behind the times, but I've never used this site before. It's pretty awesome. It doesn't have a ton of stuff, but it's free & what there is is all availible for download. Of course, when I say there isn't much, I should preface that by saying there isn't much Phil Lesh. It's certainly possible that more popular, mainstream stuff is all over the place on there.

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

Your good mood is contagious today :) Glad I get to spend this sunny day with you!

Laura Jacquez said...

I think everyone is in a good mood today. I was in the pool, and I looked out the window. Before long I found myself racing the fast moving clouds... so fun.

Andre said...

Stoner!

Daye said...

Aiden is a fine name. Two of my favorite kids are named Aiden! What would you shorten that too?? Equi?? ack no!

Andre said...

Maybe to Equus, but that'd be a little weird.