“Its so cold in this house” seriously people, it is really cold in my house! We just now turned the heat on for the first time this winter because neither one of us has had a big desire to make the hour round trip to the special furnace store to purchase the $125.00 air filter required to run our even more special furnace.

However, in an attempt to show my husband love and support during a particularly busy, stressful work week (and to stop shivering) I made the trip today. We have officially turned the heater on, so I figured I better hurry up and blog this song before its inapplicable to us.

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While doing the mundane task of “cleaning my room” this morning I was struck all anew with how absolutely beautiful RadioHead is.   Someone from my generation, or any generation, blogging about the internationally beloved RadioHead is not an original thing but I don’t think I have personally done it yet.  So listen and read:

I am reading a favorite book of mine right now, and have been for like 2 months. I have been busy and it is not a fast paced or thrilling book by any stretch. “The Mill On The Floss” by George Eliot is a lot like these two songs by RadioHead actually. It is just lovely in so many minute little ways, you are carried away slowly and enjoy the journey, often backing up to re-read sections and marvel at how the author was was able to craft them. The characters are simplistic, yet compelling and I feel no urgency to read faster.

Maggie Tulliver, the main character of “The Mill On The Floss” said:

‘O yes, that is what prevents me from feeling sleepy. I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music. At other times one is conscious of carrying a weight.’

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Earlier in the fall I posted about the (then) upcoming album “Sidewalks” by Matt and Kim.   Well its here, and after days of listening to it I am ready to say that I dig it.    It is what it is: poppy, fun, rhythm laden, happy, up tempo music, and exactly what we would expect from Matt and Kim.

They came to Seattle promoting this album, and alas as the title of my blog indicates I am a “Gen-Xer,” making me roughly  in my mid 30′s, and smack in the middle of raising kids.   That schedule is not always conducive to concert attendance.   But, on the upside my kids really like Matt and Kim, so its fun to listen with them.

I think collectively our favorite song on the album is “Block After Block.”

THIS is why I want to see then live so bad.

Its like they combine all the fun pop that sometimes I just want to love on, Aaaand they can rock it live. I’m pretty sure I will see them perform one day. I’m a total fan girl.

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