New theme colors for the glorious new season. It’s been so nice here lately. A little on the warm side, especially seeing as it’s not even April yet, but lovely nonetheless. And GREEN. Everything is so green! Coming out of a relentless drought where everywhere you looked you saw a scorched wasteland, this spring is spectacular. The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and the sky is blue and beautiful. Outside life would be perfect right now, if not for my horrible tree allergies. :/ Ah, well. That’s what drugs (and by drugs, I mean Zyrtec and Nasonex) are for!
I’m up at a ridiculous hour for a Sunday morning (woke at 6:15), in order to cheer on my hubby in the Capitol 10K. Given that I’ll have too overtired young children with me, it may not be completely enjoyable. Perhaps next year I’ll run it, too. On the bright side, a little birdy is singing quite lovely song outside my window while I drink my coffee…
Song of the Day- The Cave- Mumford and Sons (live from the Railroad Revival Tour)
I got to see this show live last year and it was phenomenal. Now I’m thrilled because I just found out last night that I got a ticket to see the screening of the documentary made about the tour AND a performance from Old Crow Medicine Show, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Mumford and Sons on Saturday.
Seems like I’m never on tumblr anymore… and when I do get a chance to get on, I stare blankly at the screen, unsure of what to say. Things have been busy and good lately, so there’s little to no angst to spew, and frankly, reading other people’s angst makes me not happy, so I’ve been in avoidance mode lately, I guess.
In a nutshell, it’s Spring Break and I’m alternating between spending lots of quality time with my kids and hiding in my room while they play Lego Star Wars on the Wii. We went to the zoo on Tuesday, which was really fun and REALLY exhausting. And today we went to seeThe Lorax, which was really entertaining. I’m about to escape to the gym to try to wake myself up and burn off some of the fantastic lunch I had at the Drafthouse while watching the movie. Incidentally, I’ve been working out regularly and watching what I eat (not dieting, just being more aware) since January, and so far I’ve lost almost 10 pounds. I got to go buy a whole slew of new clothes the other day, which was pretty awesome.
I was thinking about going out to the free show by The Shins tonight, but that got overruled when I got tickets to the free MUMFORD & SONS show Saturday. So, yeah, I’m saving all my going out time for that one.
Hope you’re all well. thanks again for following me, and to the new followers I’ve gotten lately, too. You’re all super swell. Happy Thursday!
After the Radiohead concert the other night, my friend and I were in her car, slowly inching our way out of a parking garage, and talking about all the South by Southwest stuff that’s about to happen. We discussed the fact that Jay-Z is coming; that Keane, fun., Givers, and many more are playing FREE shows put on by our favorite radio station, and that Mumford & Sons will be back for a special performance, too. And then, she said something incredibly and heartbreakingly true. “Sometimes it sucks living in such a cool city!” And she’s right, because there is all this amazing stuff going on over the next week, and it’s JUST RIGHT THERE! but we can’t go to most of it because we’ll be busy making memories with our kids over Spring Break. I do have my priorities in order, but damn!.. there’s some stuff I’d LOVE to go to.
Wednesday night was Radiohead night here in Austin. I went in to the concert knowing I would not know the majority of songs, but hoping for a good experience nonetheless. And I can honestly say it was a good experience. I enjoyed it, and even heard some new-to-me songs I quite liked (“The Daily Mail” and “Identikit” in particular). The stage show was not elaborate, but really complimented the music. Thom was energetic and fun to watch, as was the rest of the band. I am not a Radiohead fan like the majority of fans I saw there that night- some people looked like they were having a religious experience- but I can definitely appreciate what Radiohead do.
Here’s what they played, according to an article I read.
01 Bloom 02 Little By Little 03 The Daily Mail 04 Morning Mr. Magpie 05 Myxomatosis 06 The Gloaming 07 Kid A 08 The National Anthem 09 Reckoner 10 Arpeggi 11 Nude 12 Identikit 13 Lotus Flower 14 There There 15 Feral 16 Idioteque — 17 Separator 18 These Are My Twisted Words 19 Bodysnatchers 20 Everything In Its Right Place — 21 Give Up The Ghost 22 You And Whose Army? 23 Paranoid Android
Tomorrow night is Radiohead night. I’m looking forward to this show in spite of the fact that I would really only consider myself a casual fan. I’m going with some great friends and I like enough of their stuff that I should be able to get over the fact that I only know 2 songs on King of Limbs.
Song of the Day-Atlas- Fanfarlo (from the Eclipse soundtrack)
So, I am a soundtrack lover. I think my first soundtrack was probably from a Disney movie, like Lady and the Tramp, and along the way, I’ve picked up everything from Pretty in Pink,and the Romeo+Juliet Soundtrack to yes, ALL of the soundtracks to the series of Twilight movies. Oh, wait, take that back. Haven’t gotten Breaking Dawn yet. Anyway, while the movies may leave something to be desired in the acting arena, I’ve found them entertaining, and have, without exception, loved the accompanying soundtracks. This is one of my favorites from the Eclipse soundtrack. I have no idea how or where it was used in the movie, but I love the song on its own, and right now, it’s reminding me that I’ve been meaning to get some more stuff from Fanfarlo.
Also, speaking of soundtracks, who else is counting the days til The Hunger Games soundtrack? The Civil Wars, Arcade Fire, Neko Case, and Glen Hansard? Sign me up!