This week has been sort of a disaster. All around. However, in the midst of an almost humorous amount of shitty happenstance there have been a few bright points. A well timed visit from my dad is making me smile today. I am also basking in the anticipation of seeing Alt J and Lord Huron on Sunday. I have been looking forward to this for months. I think my last Lord Huron Post was in June, it was then that I realized I would be seeing not one, but two bands that I love. Not sure which one I’m looking forward to more.
I have them both on steady rotation today. Lord Huron’s gorgeous opening song wowed my dad. I really love that.
Happy Weekend! Glad to be ending this week.
It is a cool morning here in Texas and I feel like some really beautiful music to get the day going. I had to scan through past posts to make sure I haven’t posted this song before because it isn’t new and I love it so much that I’ve almost posted it many times, but ultimately it belongs in the Fall. Lyrically this song stops me in my tracks. “Somebody said they saw me swinging the world by the tail, bouncing over a white cloud, killing the blues,” is absolutely one of the best images ever.
I have a kiddo home from school. She is almost back to full health and I am feeling incredibly aware and grateful of how healthy we are. I took a minute after my run this morning to take in the stars which, due to the time of year, were still shining brightly. It is hard not to be in awe of the size and scope of this world and all who are living or have lived on it. Seeing that big picture periodically helps me put my challenges in perspective.
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’s voices were made for each other. Exquisite, really.
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss “Killing the Blues”
Changing seasons generally make me reflective. My sense of time isn’t always linear and it is always somewhat warped by sentimentality. My husband laughs good-naturedly at my comments about the passage of time like, “I feel like this month felt like two months combined.” His reply is usually that to him, time is time. A month feels exactly like a month. Pretty straightforward. I kind of like that about him.
When the seasons change, invariably I seek out new music. I love this song by Man Man.
Man Man “Head On”
I love this song. That is all.
It’s like a vitamin for the soul. Love it.
I think it will be the perfect song to run to but I am going to break my rules to do nothing new on a race day and try it out anyway for my upcoming 10K , because I think that I must have it.
Nonono is from Sweden and I do not know much else…
Have a great afternoon!
Nonono “Pumpin Blood”
The first teaser from Arcade Fire’s newest album is catchy and addictive. I am obsessed. I have not run tested it yet, but at 7:42 it’ll eat up a good amount of road. It might be hard not to dance while running though and that is never good.
Arcade Fire’s last album, The Suburbs, was amazing and I am expecting (hoping for) great things from their newest offering. But in the meantime, I will just keep “Reflektor” on heavy rotation. How can you not love a song with David Bowie lending backup vocals?
Happy Tuesday! enjoy
Arcade Fire “Reflektor”
Happy Friday! Keeping it short and sweet today, but thought I’d send you into your weekend with something sort of dancey and fun. Blondfire is a brother/ sister duo from LA. For some reason their American-ness surprises me as they have a kind of euro sound I think. Think Abba meets Empire of the Sun with a little Ellie Goulding thrown in (Swedish, Australian and English respectively). Anyway, they are effervescent and perfect for a sunny Friday.
Whenever I talk about Death Cab for Cutie I always have to mention that I had instant love for them. Usually I am slower to warm to things, but I had an immediate connection to what they put out. That doesn’t mean that I love everything they’ve done, but I really enjoy their sound.
Today’s song is a lilting, sweet piece that makes me quite happy. “Stay Young, Go Dancing, ” is such a great title. I do think that as I get older I have to consciously tap into trying to avoid getting into a routine, to remind myself to be passionate and excited about all that life has to offer. I don’t ever want to stop learning, or growing or changing. Anyway, today is my 100th post! I thought I’d post a band that is dear to me.
Death Cab for Cutie “Stay Young, Go Dancing”