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Feb 12, 06 08:44 AM

Blizzard Mnemonic.

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It's snowing like hell in New York. Big flakes! I love the big flakes.

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The TV keeps flashing a list of the biggest blizzards in New York history, and one date sticks out for me: January 8, 1996. I remember the day because I left Brooklyn to go and buy my first Magnetic Fields and Elliott Smith CDs. I saw them both, amazingly on the same bill, at a tiny club a few days beforehand. So January 8, 1996 is pretty much the day my music took a sharp left turn towards Skittish.

It was so lovely. The East Village was so white, and silent--you could hear another guy trudging in the snow two blocks away.

Posted by Mike at February 12, 2006 8:44 AM