Song of the Day- You Were Never There- Diego Garcia
I started listening to this album a couple of months ago on Spotify, and I don’t even remember why. I liked it the first time I heard it, and I kept going back to it. But it wasn’t until today that I decided to buy it. There’s just something about this album I really love. Amazon has it classified as “alternative rock”, but on Diego’s website, his genre is listed as “folk/Latin/psychedelic”. I guess it’s all those different elements that appeal to me, along with his voice, of course.
So, I’m picking up around the house and cooking, and the kids are watching shows I don’t want to hear, so I’ve got my headphones on. Wasn’t in the mood to listen to anything in particular, so I just hit shuffle on my iPhone. My kids probably think I’m crazy, because in the last 10 minutes I’ve sung along (probably too loudly) to Arcade Fire, Coldplay, The Beatles, Janet Jackson and Death Cab. I’ve listened to a few songs I haven’t heard in a while, and heard lyrics I’ve never heard even after listening to a song repeatedly. Plus, I haven’t heard my kids’ crazy toys making all their crazy noises. Headphones are good. So is shuffle.
So this is a little out of left field for me, since I really never post anything sports related, but I just came across this, and I loved it, so I wanted to share. For those who don’t know, this past weekend the National Football League had their championship games- games that determine who plays in the Super Bowl. In one of the games, which was very close, a player for the San Fransisco 49ers fumbled the ball, which led to the opposing team scoring (or something like that). That player looked devastated on the field, but since then, he’s received actual death threats directed toward him and his family from the anonymous idiots of the world.
A little boy, who is apparently a big 49ers fan, wanted to cheer the player up, and wrote him a letter. The link above gives the back story and the letter. It’s amazing to me that people- especially people commenting via the internet with the safety of anonymity- can’t take a second and think something through like this little boy did. He was disappointed and frustrated but was able to empathize with a fellow human being. We can all learn a lesson there.
14. My Favorite Film Soundtrack: I love, love, love soundtracks, so it’s hard for me to narrow it down. My favorite is probably the soundtrack to the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice. And as for soundtracks with actual songs, I love Once (of course!), Away We Go (love Alexi Murdoch), the New Moon soundtrack, and for an old school pick, Pretty in Pink.
18. A band I used to love, now hate: Hmmm… well, I don’t think “bands” like New Kids on the Block count, ‘cause you know, that was youthful silliness. But at one time in my life, I really liked Stone Temple Pilots. I wouldn’t say I hate them now, I’m just very, very indifferent toward them. I tend to change the station if they come on the radio. I just don’t think their stuff held up very well.
1: my top 10 favourite bands. 2: my top 10 favourite albums. 3: my top 10 favourite songs. 4: top 10 most attractive musicians in my opinion (dead or alive). 5: do i listen to mp3s/cds/cassettes/vinyls. 6: most overrated bands. 7: most underrated bands. 8: a guilty pleasure. 9: the first band i really liked. 10: the first album i bought with my own money. 11: what bands my parents got me into. 12: bands i have seen live. 13: bands i want to see live. 14: my favourite film soundtrack. 15: what song am i listening to right now. 16: last album i bought. 17: a song i dislike from my favourite band. 18: a band i used to love but now hate. 19: least favourite bands. 20: an unpopular opinion about music.
Thursday night kicked off my 2012 concert-going year. I was thrilled to get to see The Civil Wars again, and to be introduced to the magnificent trio that is The Staves. Here’s what my concert calendar looks like so far:
Young the Giant
The Black Keys with Arctic Monkeys
So far that’s a concert a month through June, except for February, which has none, and March, which has two. The best part is, I am REALLY looking forward to all of these.
Is there a better feeling than stalking an album for weeks, hoping it will go on sale, and then, one day, waking up and finding it has? Yes. Yes, there probably is a better feeling, but as good feelings go, that one’s up there.
Finally, finally got Lisa Hannigan’s latest album, Passenger. Yay for cheap new music!