Wednesday, June 25, 2014


It is an overcast and rainy day here and a Wednesday to boot; the weather sets the mood and makes tooling pots a chore as I wait incessantly for them to dry. Days like this create a mood for me and it for some reason brought me back to the 90's thinking about working in Cleveland, Japan and about the east coast here in the States. One song in particular stands out and is certainly a great match for the day and quite possibly one of the most memorable songs of the 1990s, BLACK HOLE SUN, the Soundgarden anthem that was all over the radio and in every CD player at every potter workspace I would visit. It is a great song that has a lot to say about the time and continues to echo its sense of melancholia with purpose even today and to my ear, it typifies the decade. I am sure you may ask yourself, what does this have to do with pottery and my typical Wednesday answer would be; both everything and nothing, this is a rambling blog after all.

Black Hole Sun  acoustic version by Chris Cornell

Black Hole Sun covered by  the Vitamin String Quartet