Sunday 10 November 2002

Holiday time

I need a holiday. A week has opened up in my schedule and I’ve decided to take the week off. Not to go anywhere, but to spend some time watching, listening, reading, and swimming.

The Sopranos - Complete Third Season DVD has just arrived in the video store. In Australia, The Sopranos airs on cable and on network TV, but I don’t have cable and the clueless Nine Network keeps shifting the timeslot so I prefer to wait for the DVD release and watch it four nights in a row.

I finally lashed out and completed my collection of Keith Jarrett’s solo piano concerts with the Sun Bear Concerts, a six-CD box set of a 1976 series recorded in Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo, and Sapporo. It’ll be lovely to listen to each concert, two or three times. And perhaps pick up the just-released Always Let Me Go (Live in Tokyo) at the end of the week.

A couple of weeks ago Joe Clark emailed me, asking if I’d like to review his book Building Accessible Websites. Naturally I said yes, but suggested a review plus an extended interview, to which Joe agreed. New Riders sent me a copy, the first couple of chapters are marvellous, and I’m looking forward to settling down and reading it all.

Covers: The Sopranos, Sun Bear Concerts, Building Accessible Websites

After a winter layoff I’m back to swimming a kilometer a day. Maybe I can stretch it out to two.

See you in a week or so…

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Have a good time, Jonathon.

Posted by: Dorothea Salo on 11 November 2002 at 01:22 AM

So it's not just our reading tastes that we have in common it's music as well. Seldom does a month go by that I don't listen to the Koln Concert. Keith Jarret is great!!

Posted by: Norm Jenson on 11 November 2002 at 10:21 AM

Thanks, Dorothea. I'll do my best!

Hmm, the Koln Concert has been one of my "desert island CDs" for years. Norm, the next time you see the Sun Bear Concerts in a store, ask them to play you the first 15 minutes of the Kyoto disk. I'll be interested in whether you leave without the boxed set.

Posted by: Jonathon Delacour on 11 November 2002 at 02:20 PM


life of jonathon
kilometer a day
access granted

Posted by: Kris on 14 November 2002 at 09:34 AM

Keith Jarrett is great stuff. I'm sure you have his Koln concert. it's a personal favorite of mine.

Posted by: jorge on 14 November 2002 at 05:28 PM

Apropos of nothing but my tendency to haunt some of the seedier neighbourhoods of the net : that Building Accessible Websites cover reminds me of innumerable goatse photoshops. I wonder if that's deliberate - if so, that's damn funny.

Also, if you don't know what I mean by 'goatse', I don't suggest googling it. Some things can't be unseen once you see them.

Posted by: stavrosthewonderchicken on 15 November 2002 at 04:16 PM

Ah, Stav. I'd never heard of "goatse", I ignored your advice against Googling it, and now I wish you'd never mentioned the word. Some things, as you say, once seen can't be unseen.

Posted by: Jonathon Delacour on 17 November 2002 at 11:27 AM

This discussion is now closed. My thanks to everyone who contributed.

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