How do you like my featherbed?

I think this would be a good time for a music meme...killer of boredom and all that...

List seven songs you are into right now, no matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to

1) "Delilah"- Dresden Dolls
2) "Sinister Grains"-Anoushka Shankar
3) "Seeing Red"-Edward Ka-Spel
4) "Hospitalistische Kinder / Engel der Vernichtung"- Einsturzende Neubauten
5) "L'echange"-Attrition
6) "Matty Groves"-Fairport Convention
7) "There is a Ghost"-Marianne Faithfull

If you've taken the time to read this far, consider yourself know, if you want to. I'm not into forced surveys.

Oh...and in case you were wondering about the featherbed thing in the's from the lyrics to Matty Groves...a traditional English folk ballad that I love which also happens to be playing on my myspace profile at the moment. (Yes, I've succumbed to the evil of nearest and dearest friend is there. What's a girl to do?)

That is all.


A while back, I was seeing an acupuncturist to deal with pain in my extremities. At the time, I assumed that the pain was arthritic but have since determined (with the help of my physician) that it’s a circulatory issue. I’m still using some of the therapies that the acupuncturist taught me, but what I’ve also found to be helpful is incorporating yoga into my daily routine…particularly the poses that require deep stretching.

I’ve been using a DVD called Yoga for Absolute Beginners by Marlon Braccia, and she has a routine for increasing flexibility. That one seems to be working the best since it generates more heat in the muscles than some of the other routines on the disk. The production quality is not very good, but the instructor has a soothing voice, and she does a great job of explaining correct posture and breathing techniques (which get passed over in a lot of beginner yoga DVDs…but they are hugely important). I also really like the pacing of the routine because it gives me time to really work the poses.