Saturday Sensations: February 19, 2022
Random desirables (and a surprise gift at the footer. Stomp–stomp!)
It’s a wet and foggy Saturday on the island.
Last night I dreamed I was with Leonard Nemoy and we were comparing black shorthaired cats. His was male and mine was a female, but somehow the male cat was pregnant.
I attribute this anomaly to spending too many hours finishing up part three of my subscriber-only private report on the ongoing Pluto return in the US’s birth chart. That closer will debut next week.
Spring, despite the tangible return of the light that I finally registered last week (as I prepared my end-of-the-day hot sake), seems like an elusive fantasy.
And, hey, listen, if you’re going to drink sake you want to make sure you live by the ‘get what you pay for’ adage because when sake is distilled from high-quality rice it’s a gastronomical experience that can rearrange and retrain your tastebuds to the subtlest essences.
This is the kind of maniacal fine-tuning and alchemical finagling only the Japanese can pull off with genuine esprit.
My favorite? Seikyo Takehara “Mirror Of Truth” Junmai. Check it out.
SOME AMUSING FINDS FOR YOU (BECAUSE YOU’RE LOVED)
A new year means a new Spotify playlist.
A lot of you already know that I round up new music (and old classics) throughout the year and place them into a cavalcade that expands into a full-blown audio bacchanalia come December 31.
It’s presently young (and on the tender side) but follow along and listen as it extends while the year careens onward.
Note: The previous year's playlists are here.
And hey! Hello. Experience new music! There’s nothing worse than being stuck in Golden Oldies-ville, those I-loved-this-at-my-prom remembrances. Oy.
“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.”—Haruki Murakami
• This fascinating and funny expose by Olga Khazan on the remaking of (her) personality. If you’ve ever doubted astrology’s efficaciousness related to character and one’s birth, give it a spin.
• Speaking of personalities. Remember the old Million Dollar Movie? John Calendo does and he reels in the likes of Bette Davis to make a case for how larger-than-life cinematic personalities help fashion our own sense of identity. A wonderful read.
• My friend the designer Dan Snyder is running an up to 50% off sale on his winter wear, over on his Corridor NYC site. So much to cry over because I only have so much money to spend on gorgeously crafted threads.
• And wait! You already knew that I’m Corridor’s house astrologer, yes? Oh, wow, really? OK, here’s my recent winter astro weather report .
• My 2022 diary is open to your curious eyes. Link is in my landing page sidebar.
• Speaking of sartorial wonders. Here’s me at age 6 celebrating my first (of many) Lacoste shirts.
As promised, a striking ‘gift’ 🎁 for new subscribers to WOODRUFF.
For this weekend only, a 20% discount off of a yearly PAID SUBSCRIPTION.
Grab it while it’s nascent and still shimmying around in its special container drawer.