November 28th, 2006

Hard Hat

Hours cut

I got in to work on time today, but no one with a key arrived until a half hour late. Then I noticed that there was a schedule for receiving for the first time in weeks. And I'm only scheduled for 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. this week. The only thing that irks me about this is that I'll be doing shelving only, and it's hard on my feet. Mostly on the tops of my big toes, where the shoe bends in and rubs against the toe. See, I bend over a lot at my job. So I've developed calluses on the tops of my toes.

Today the news stand cart was packed. Took me two plus hours to get it all unloaded.

Since other people were out, I might have ended up working the afternoon but our deliveries didn't come either. So no need. I suspect the deliveries that were to come today will come tomorrow. I don't intend to stay past 11 a.m. though. I've already made afternoon plans.

An Observations about KEXP's live music shows

I downloaded every episode KEXP put out under the Live Music Podcast. My thought was I would find some great smaller bands in there. And I have found a few. David Krakauer and Klezmer Madness is a great band, for instance. Still, it seems like 90% of it is either in the slow singer/songwriter or slow 90s alternative styles. It just reminds me why I stopped listening to the radio. You know you are playing crap when N.P.R. All Songs Considered plays more rockin' music than you do. The signal to noise ratio over there is way better than KEXP.


I need another name for the genre of music generally called singer/singwriter. Folk is short and more snappy, but James Taylor and that whole crop of female singers in the 90s aren't really folk. I don't want to debase my folks songs by lumping them together. There are a few decent folks who do stuff in the singer/songwriter genre, and I need a good way to label them in media player.