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Disco Balls and Jesus

I don’t know why we never tried a normal nightlight. Maybe we did, and it wasn’t adequately addressing our boys’ collective fear of the dark combined with a tremendous reluctance to go to bed. But I noticed one Christmas how hypnotic we all found the scattered stars thrown from a mirrored-ball ornament. After Christmas I […]

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I like the boyz in the band (Lance is my all-time favorite)

Locked & Loaded gig

The boys had their Saturday night gig at Locked & Loaded with a full house. When I got there at 9:30 pm, the lot was completely full and I had to park next door at the bank; I counted myself lucky to get a table at all. The band was debuting Dave Hardman as their […]

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day two, still hard

day two, still hard

You Can’t Always Get What You Want / The Rolling StonesLow Down Man / Squirrel Nut ZippersWalk Away / Ben HarperRain Song / Day Of FireWe Never Change / ColdplayFirst Day of My Life / Bright EyesNormal Like You / EverclearLittle Things / Good CharlotteKilling the Thing that You Love / StyxTeo Torriatte (Let Us […]

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song of the week

The whole family has been singing this song, called “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes all week. It was featured on my Day Two, Still Hard playlist that I made several months ago (and forgot to blog; now corrected). The video is wonderful, too!

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so engage me

so engage me

Feeling just a wee bit grouchy and ready for my weekend to begin NOW, so I pulled a few songs together (several free iTunes downloads, plus some I just haven’t listened to much yet) and created a fresh playlist. In a fit of pique, I named it “So Engage Me.” You may notice a slight […]

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vampire weekend

Aaargh! I just dowloaded the entire Juno soundtrack from iTunes and cannot justify downloading yet another fabulous new music discovery. So click over to the Vampire Weekend website and listen to the selections they have (on a very nice interface, I might add) in full. Then head to your favorite music network and listen more. […]

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year yeah

I love the way the internet is always telling me “If you like x, you’ll LOVE y!” Because the internet’s (Amazon, Yahoo, iTunes, etc.) algorithms KNOW me. I’m essentially a collection of predictable ones and zeros; there’s really no need to actually meet me in person. So here’s my first playlist of the year, partly […]

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moldy peaches rock

(Go ahead and click play; it will play while loading.) I saw the movie Juno this weekend and fell in love with Moldy Peaches. Their fresh, unpolished, unspun attitude and lyrics feel perfect not only for the character of Juno, the pregnant 16 year old in the movie (Ellen Page, who plays Juno, recommended them […]

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