I am, somehow, sick yet again. That’s the majority of the month of January that I’ve felt like crap due to some ailment or another. Worse than that, though, is the fact that my son (who’s a precocious 3 year old) is also sick. He has been miserable the last couple of days and has required a huge amount of TLC. While I’m happy to do whatever I can for him, I still don’t feel well myself, and it’s all a bit stressful. I felt the need to listen to soul-soothing music tonight. This one fits the bill just right. Hope it does the same for you.
I attempted to buy tickets for my husband and myself to attend Chris Cornell’s upcoming “Songbook” tour this morning. Unfortunately, apparently so did half of Austin. Who’d have imagined Chris Cornell selling out (effectively) within an hour in 2011??
I was completely unaware of Stars, the Canadian indie-pop band, until just a few months ago. I had heard a few good things about them, so when this went on sale I decided to pick it up. I am so glad I did. They are so different from most of what I’ve been listening to lately, but I connected with it immediately. The album is haunting, melodic and just plain wonderful and Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan’s voices complement each other beautifully. Check it out if you haven’t yet.
Way Back Wednesday Song of the Day- Here’s Where The Story Ends- The Sundays (1990)
I started listening to The Sundays in high school, when this song got a little radio play on the only alternative station in my hometown. I instantly loved it. Loved the jangly guitars, loved Harriet Wheeler’s voice, loved the melody. I bought the album, Reading, Writing and Arithmetic, and it’s fair to say I love every song on it. Also got their next two albums, Blind and Static. I didn’t fall as hard for those two, but I will always have a special place in my heart for The Sundays.
I’m lucky to live in a city that has a very active live music scene, and that has produced some great bands. This is one of them. Spoon have been around for a while now, and while their stuff ranges from straight-forward melodic rock to mildly weird, I tend to really like it all. This is one of my favorites.
Took a wee tumblr break over the weekend, to enjoy my crazy life. I’ve got lots of thoughts bumping around in my head, but am not sure what I want to say or how to say it just yet. So, until I figure that out, your regularly scheduled programming of music and reblogs of things I find lovely or amusing will resume. Wishing you as happy a Monday as is possible. xo
I owe you an apology. About a year ago, someone sent me some of your music and you were neglected in my itunes library. My current interests got in the way and your songs went unplayed. You flew under my radar and for that: I am sorry.
But you don’t need me. The last two years have been good to you guys. I mean, a SXSW showcase, Pitchfork features and touring with Interpol? That’s the stuff dreams are made of.
I like your old-school Weezer feel in “Swim.” I can see the satirical Beastie Boys influence in your music videos. Surfer Blood always look like they’re having fun - which is an underrated attribute in musicians.
Honestly, I just wanted to let you know that ”Floating Vibes” hooked me from the start. The bass guitar is irresistible and the handclaps are a great touch with that danceable chorus.
Happy Friday Song of the Day- Groove Is In The Heart- Deee-Lite
I sat down at my desk this morning with this song in my head. Imagine my shock and dismay when I discovered that I didn’t have this song in my mp3 library. Amazon Mp3 swooped in to the rescue, and now I can spend the next 4 minutes dancing around my study. Happy Friday!