So here's three firsts [say that three times fast!]: first of December, first accumulating snowfall for Rochester, and first run in the snow barefoot.
Last night we got an inch or so of snow accumulation. I was excited to try running in it. After all, I've been practicing as the weather got colder. But, as it turns out, snow — being largely frozen water — takes a lot of heat to melt, and in turn, it feels really really cold. And as a result, this run was spent most focused on running and on the condition of my body, particularly my feet.
It was kind of funny, actually, because I swear I could hear my cardiovascular system curse in surprise as it attempted to boost blood-flow to my extremities. My feet got much colder, much faster than they do even at colder temperatures, and I kept making sure they weren't losing sensation, feeling hot, nor appearing a color other than pink. I wasn't going to push things too far, so I decided to cut my run much shorter and barely covered more than a mile.
After an hour or so, everything was back to normal. Lucky? Not really. Just careful.
I headed out to Boulder Coffee Co. (100 Alexander St.) where Paul Burke was hosting bands he liked. Tonight, he included his own production BELBIVDEVOIVOD which consisted of excellent electronic near-melodies with a bit of a dark edge. I like to listen to his work because it makes me look at everything in the world differently, and somehow intensifies a sense of serenity and inclusiveness, almost like a drug. Next up was Godlazer who DJ's and remixes, frequently heading into mashup and experimental territory. Not everything he played piqued my interest, but it mostly hit home.
The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Chronicle of a Disappearance starting at 8 p.m. The Eastman House calendar covers things nicely: "part fiction and part documentary, independent Palestinian filmmaker Suleiman returned to the Middle East after many years in New York to make his first feature. Armed with irony, absurdist humor, and a handsome visual style, Suleiman offers a surprisingly comprehensive portrait of middle-class Palestine and a complex understanding of Arab identity within that world."
Dryden Theater calendar][all ages]
Today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and again from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday is the Artists' Receptions for the 5th Annual Holiday Show at The Image City Photography Gallery (722 University Ave.) The show will be on display through December 23.
Image City Photography Gallery e-mail]
This page is Jason Olshefsky's list of things to do in Rochester, NY and the surrounding region (including nearby towns Irondequoit, Webster, Penfield, Pittsford, Victor, Henrietta, Gates, Chili, Greece, and Charlotte, and occasionally other places in Monroe County and the Western New York region.) It is updated every week with daily listings for entertainment, activities, performances, movies, music, bands, comedy, improv, poetry, storytelling, lectures, discussions, debates, theater, plays, and generally fun things to do.
Music events are usually original bands with occasional cover bands and DJ's with musical styles including punk, emo, ska, swing, rock, rock-and-roll, alternative, metal, jazz, blues, noise band, experimental music, folk, acoustic, and "world-beat."
Events listed take place during the day, in the evenings, or as part of the city's nightlife as listed.
Although I'm reluctant to admit it, it is a Rochester blog and I'm essentially blogging about Rochester events.
I also tend to express opinions, review past events, make reviews, speak of philosophy or of a philosophical nature, discuss humanity and creativity.
Oh, and it's spelled JayceLand with no space and a capital L, not Jayce Land, Jaycee Land, Jace Land, Jase Land, Joyce Land, Jayce World, Jayceeland, Jaceland, Jaseland, Joyceland, Jayceworld, Jayceeworld, Jaceworld, Jaseworld, nor Joyceworld. (Now if you misspell it in some search engine, you at least get a shot at finding it.)
It's also not to be confused with
or JakesWorld which is a site of a Rochester animator.
While I'm on the topic of keywords for search engines, this update includes information for Thursday, December 3, 2009 (Thu, Dec 3, 2009, 12/3/2009, or 12/3/09) Friday, December 4, 2009 (Fri, Dec 4, 2009, 12/4/2009, or 12/4/09) Saturday, December 5, 2009 (Sat, Dec 5, 2009, 12/5/2009, or 12/5/09) Sunday, December 6, 2009 (Sun, Dec 6, 2009, 12/6/2009, or 12/6/09) Monday, December 7, 2009 (Mon, Dec 7, 2009, 12/7/2009, or 12/7/09) Tuesday, December 8, 2009 (Tue, Dec 8, 2009, 12/8/2009, or 12/8/09) and Wednesday, December 9, 2009 (Wed, Dec 9, 2009, 12/9/2009, or 12/9/09).
indicates an event that's a preferred pick of the day ... probably something worth checking out.
indicates a "guaranteed" best bet for the particular genre of the indicated event.
links to a band's page on GarageBand.com which offers reviews and information about bands.
links to a band's page on MySpace.com which is a friend-networking site that is popular with bands.