Back to this intermittent, long-abandoned blog of lovely quirky things. I’m an easily overwhelmed writer with too much to say about too many things, yet I want to speak about all the things I love, and a blog is a good place to loosen the writing fingers.

Here is an old favorite I’d long forgotten but ran across recently, like an old friend: Elvis Costello’s beautiful The Hoover Factory. (Really, who writes a song about a vacuum cleaner factory? I love it. A little gem in less than two minutes.)