Urban Alchemy

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These are random moments in the life of an indecent designer and the city she loves.

To read my grudging babblings about design, click the button.



And can we really measure
If we think we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on
forever, on and on...."

- Less Than Jake: Is This Thing On?

Everybody in this world wants the same damned thing-
just not at the same time.


-Chris Orbach: Jane


I could be condemned to hell for every sin but littering."

- Soul Coughing: Idiot Kings



I am a female, carbon based lifeform.
I am a New York City Native.
I am a Design Professional.
I take photographs.
I also sculpt, paint, create mosaics, and play with weapons.

And sometimes, I even dance about Architecture.

What I see, is what you get.

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The Beauty of the Rain.

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When you know the light is fading all too soon.
You're just two umbrellas one late afternoon.
You don't know the next thing you will say,
This is your favorite kind of day,
It has no walls.

The beauty of the rain
Is how it falls, how it falls, how it falls.

And there's nothing wrong, but there is something more.
And sometimes you wonder what you love her for.
She says you've known her deepest fears
'Cause she showed you a box of stained-glass tears.
It can't be all...

The truth about the rain
Is how it falls, how it falls, how it falls.

But when she gave you more to find,
You let her think she'd lost her mind.
And that's all on you...
Feeling helpless if she asked for help,
Or scared you'd have to change yourself.

And you can't deny this room will keep you warm.
You can look out of your window at the storm.
But you watch the phone and hope it rings,
You'll take her any way she sings;
Or how she calls...

The beauty of the rain...
Is how it falls, how it falls, how it falls
How it falls, how it falls, how it falls

-Dar Williams
: The Beauty of the Rain.

I was listening to this on my way to the store. If you haven't ever heard
this song, you should.
If you're someone who knows me well IRL, this post shocks you not at all.
3rd Apr 2005, 00:01   | tags:

bronxelf says:

Well Dar Williams wrote them. If you want to hear it, let me know. I'd be happy to pimp Dar out to the UK.

3rd Apr 2005, 00:10

bronxelf says:

I don't know if it's ever been in a film. I couldn't say. I don't get to the movies much.

*pings Jordan to ask*

3rd Apr 2005, 00:12

Jordan says:

I know it was used in a scene of the TV show Alias. She may have sold it to other places, but that is the only one I can be sure of.

3rd Apr 2005, 00:13

bronxelf says:

I knew you'd know something.

3rd Apr 2005, 00:15

bronxelf says:

I do that. :)

3rd Apr 2005, 00:16

Helen says:

Good stuff.

3rd Apr 2005, 00:17

bronxelf says:

Thanks :)

3rd Apr 2005, 00:17

Jordan says:

She does. It is great. Anything you ever wanted to know, Elf will have someone to ping at the very least.

3rd Apr 2005, 00:18

bronxelf says:

If I don't know, I know someone who will.

3rd Apr 2005, 00:20

bronxelf says:

It's called "life" here.

How else can you accomplish anything without networking?

3rd Apr 2005, 00:27

bronxelf says:

(oh why does he keep leaving these straight lines open?)

Depends. That's really big in San Francisco.

Or Mesa, AZ. (inside joke, no pun intended.)

3rd Apr 2005, 00:29

bronxelf says:

Nightnight. :)

3rd Apr 2005, 00:31

Lyzardly says:

That song makes much more sense out here than it did in Utah. The rain in Utah is rare and dirty. But the one Dar song that really hit me when I moved here was Mortal City.

He smiled and said, sometimes at night I walk out by the river
The city’s one big town, the water turns it upside down...

We are not lost in the Mortal City


4th Apr 2005, 13:28

Euphro says:

I always worried that the Singularity would be really soulless. Mobloguk and the people I'm meeting here are showing me that it is likely to be completely the opposite. I'm interested in LiveJournal; how does it work?

4th Apr 2005, 13:35

bronxelf says:

Lyzardly: A Dar fan too?

See, I knew i was right about you. :)

4th Apr 2005, 14:53

bronxelf says:

Euphro: It's not difficult. If angsty teenagers can figure it out, you can too. Just go over there and check it out. It's really not difficult to parse out though it's the reverse of here-- mostly Americans with a minority of people from elsewhere as opposed to the reverse.

4th Apr 2005, 14:55

Euphro says:

Thanks Bronxelf. I found it. Do you use a client or through the web, and if you use a client, is there one you reccommend?

4th Apr 2005, 14:56

bronxelf says:

I don't. I just use the web. But most people seem to use Semagic. I couldn't tell you if it's better or worse than anything else, though.

4th Apr 2005, 14:57

Euphro says:

I've seen Semagic, but I'll try the web :)

4th Apr 2005, 15:00