Sunday, September 28, 2008

kevin is cool vol. 2

We were in the car the other night listening to Jeff Tweedy's "Simple Twist of Fate" (interesting that all my blogworthy Kevin moments occur whilst Jeff Tweedy croons through the car speakers, isn't it?) returning back after spending a day down south with Kevin's fam (and my fam, too now) for the infamously annual (wha?) Ledbetter Reunion.

I had been making my way through the tracks of Kevin's latest and greatest mix CD to find this particular Band of Horses track I've been obsessed with of late, and he had me stop on the aforementioned song. He said, "There's this great string part I want you to hear towards the end!" I told him that that's always what he tells me when he wants me to start loving a song he already loves. There's always some great string part that I'll just love at the end of a song that reminds him of me. You see since I plaaaaay (sic) a stringed instrument, naturally I will love every song that has strings in it, especially towards the end. Touche.

He replied saying, "It reminds me of our wedding."

I sit there for a sec trying to figure out why this song with the luscious strings at the end reminds him of our wedding day, he kind of leans over towards me in the car making direct eye contact and says this.

"That just melted your heart a little, didn't it?"

Yet another reminder of how he suckered me into falling in love with him with his ever so quick wit. Le sigh.

p.s. this is the song (Marry Song) by Band of Horses I've been lovin' on these days.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


I don't care where or how you lean, why in the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks are Sarah Palin's dang glasses newsworthy?!!?!?!?!


I'm absolutely flabbergasted. I can't even come up with more substance for this post because I'm stunned speechless.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

more things "my people" like...

As a white person who is an actual classical music lover and maker all at once, I found this entry particularly hilarious.

Appearing to Enjoy Classical Music

P.S. Phillip Glass DOES rock, and all I remember from Music History about Erik Satie was that he was an odd bird, a contemporary of Ravel, and some association he had with umbrellas?

Have I proven to you that I actually enjoy classical music? HAVE I?

Monday, September 08, 2008

First Aid Kit sings Fleet Foxes

I found this on Gorilla vs. Bear, one of the coolest music blogs in the greater DFW area. Two girls from Stockholm who call themselves First Aid Kit, one 15 years, the other 17, pay tribute to Fleet Foxes (also an amazing band). Now these are what I call musicians. My favorite part is when they almost sort of maybe start laughing.

First Aid Kit - Tiger Mountain Peasant Song (by Fleet Foxes)

Holy crap.

p.s. they're offering this song as a free download on their myspace page, linked to above, what what.