As if bringing Mew into our lives wasn’t enough, Scarry Larry has done it once again. On his blog Royalkeister United, Larry wrote about Say Hi To Your Mom: a band he has been listening to a couple years now. Read all about it on his blog here, then I don’t have to write a bunch more stuff.
So far we have bought two of Say Hi’s albums; “The Wishes and the Glitch” and “Numbers and Mumbles.” Both of them are excellent, If I had to pick some favorite songs they would be “Toil and Trouble” (a song that re-amazes me with how cool it is every time I hear it), “Spiders” (what a beautifully creepy song), “Zero to Love,” “Let’s Talk About Spaceships,” and “Your Brains are No Match For My Tractorbeam.”
This guy has some kind of mello musical genius thing going on, its addictive (they put a secret ingredient in it that makes you crave it fortnightly). Check Say Hi To Your Mom out for yourself and if you love them be sure to thank Larry.
I have been under the impression for quite some time that I didn’t like Shiny Toy Guns, for a “good reason” too; I heard one of their songs and didn’t like it. The song was “Le Disko” and I still have no love for it, but the rest of their album “We Are Pilots” is fantastic. Oh the luck of hearing the one song that I would passionately dislike, leaving me no desire to hear anything else by the Shiny Toy Guns.
At the same time I realized “STG” was going to be one of my favorite bands, I was reading “The Host” by Stephenie Meyer (which is about aliens taking over human bodies, and one body in particular that resisted, its really good). So now I associate “We Are Pilots” to the book, and it will most likely be the headliner for my own personal book soundtrack. I love having/making a book soundtrack, I just put them in my playlists on my ipod and then whenever I listen, I am kind of immersed in that book again.
So after a bit of a dryspell in the music department of my life, Shiny Toy Guns and their smooth electronica sound came along. DO listen to them if you have not already, and DO listen to more than one song before you decide if you like them…especially if that first song to play happens to be “Le Disko”
I was actually listening to them yesterday when a car rear ended me ON THE WAY HOME FROM THE BODY SHOP WHERE MY CAR HAD BEEN FOR OVER THREE WEEKS GETTING FIXED FROM THE LAST PERSON WHO REAR ENDED US. (I mentioned in a previous post that we were in a car accident almost a month ago, and we are still in pain from that one.) It was truly unreal, I never know if I want to laugh or cry more when I think about it, it even happened at the same light we were hit at last month!!! I was just sitting at the light, listening to music, happy to have my car back when the Crunch came. I was not my normal sweet self either, I got out of the car and sort of let the guy have it. Then he tried to make me feel sorry for him by pointing out that the damage was worse on his car, as if that was in any way my problem.
Here’s a link for a Shiny Toy Guns music video, it’s kinda funny in a we’re performing while water is being splashed all over us sort of way. Enjoy.
My husband Tac graduated this last weekend from the Boise State University Executive MBA program. Yeah!! I am so proud of him and so happy that he is done with school. Good job Tac! Hot and educated…what more could a girl want? Plus he has great taste in music
Today is my birthday, so it has been one whole year that I have been writing ( mostly oozing out the praise for Mr. Corgan) in this blog. It has been fun, I’m happy to call myself a blogger.
Since I am so old now, I’m writing about one of the masters of classical piano, Claude Debussy. I have loved his song Clair de Lune for many years, I have it on a couple different playlists. This year when my sister Jennette asked me what I wanted for my birthday I told her I wanted some thing by Debussy.
Some of the preludes bring to mind a post my friend Larry wrote awhile back entitled “music to slit your wrists to,” but the Arabesques and Images and so many others are simply beautiful. He even wrote a song called “Hommage a Sam Pickwick Esq,” which to all Victorian Lit geeks means he was a Dickens fan (I think it is a well known fact on this blog that Dickens is one of my top 3 favorite authors).
Debussy’s music is filled with emotion and feeling, and as I referred to above some of it is absolutely depressing, while other pieces have the ability to carry you away. Some of the songs are just kind of fascinating, and as I listen carefully I am wondering how he thought to put those sounds together, and yet they sound lovely just the same.
“what if this sound could bring you peace?”
I always love that line from the song “Apples + Oranges” on The Smashing Pumpkins spectacular album Adore. Because whenever I hear it, that is exactly what is happening; I am feeling peace, well-being and soothingness from the sounds Billy Corgan & Co.
This actually isn’t even a post about Billy, or music for that matter, I was just thinking of it and wanted to write it down.
This is more of an explanatory post on what else I have been up to lately, accompanied by music of course…..my life would be dreary without my daily soundtrack. Life got hectic for us almost two weeks ago when we were sitting at a stoplight and got rear ended HARD. No one was seriously hurt, but the little aches and back pains have not gone away yet. Also, the process of talking to insurance and getting a rental car takes huge chunks out of one’s day. That is reason one that I have been a slacker.
Reason two is that I have an addiction problem with a series of three books written by Stephenie Meyer. Since the accident I have manged to re-read (for the third time in 6 months) the first two of the series; Twilight and New Moon. Since her newest book The Host comes out this week, the third vampire book, Eclipse, will have to wait. What is going on with me? My favorite authors have always been the classics like Charles Dickens and Jane Austen, and I still read those…in between the vampire romance adventures.
There is a movie coming out about the first book, Twilight, and here it is for your viewing pleasure
I have also been reading a very exciting Peter Pan trilogy to my kids, the first book in the series is called Peter and the Star Catchers. My 3, 6 and 9 year old are all totally “hooked.” It has been so much fun reading to them, I think we will read the Eragon books this summer.
I have to give an honorable mention to watering, and weed pulling in this post on what has been taking me away from posting on music that I love.
And one very last cool thing, my husband is graduating from the Boise State Executive MBA program this month. Yahoo!! No more homework.
While I have been slacking, have any of you heard good stuff? (thanks Jason for the comment you left a couple weeks ago)