photo: Madawaska, Maine
About: I'm Jen. I live a few miles outside of Boston. I do web work for a non-profit during the day.
This web page has been in all sorts of forms since 1994 when I first wrote HTML in emacs on a Unix terminal at BU. Now I prefer BBEdit on my Mac. I'm never quite sure why I'm doing this
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May 18, 2005
This seems like a fun thing to do:
Total volume of music on my computer:
The last CD I bought:
Song playing right now:
Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me:
The Day We Left Town - Magnet. From the ep of the same name, but I got it from an excellent year-long cd swap I'm part of.
When I go Deaf - Low. From The Great Destroyer. A lovely song.
srb - Kristin Hersh. From 2003's The Grotto, but I just heard it again thanks to a swap cd. I always forget how much I dig her voice. I have to admit, it took me forever to get into the Throwing Muses. I remember being 13 and thinking they were just ridiculous (actually I was ridiculous). I love that she uses the word "whirligig" in this song.
and Ain't No Grave (Gonna Hold My Body Down) - my aunts singing in a church in Alabama recorded on my iPod. I heard this song once and couldn't stop singing the chorus.
Posted by Jen on May 18, 2005
May 5, 2005
Race in Boston
Adrian Walker has a great column about Boston Magazine's latest issue's "The 100 People Who Run This Town." Boston Magazine has defined this as 78 white guys, 21 white women, and 1 black man. Seriously? And Mitt Romney on the cover. The whole thing makes me feel queasy.
Posted by Jen on May 5, 2005