Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving!
Any of you do the crazy Black Friday thing? We went to the mall in the afternoon after we saw Wes Anderson's new movie, "The Fantastic Mr. Fox," based on the book by Roald Dahl (James and the Giant Peach; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; etc.), and it wasn't all that crazy.
I am determined to do all my Christmas shopping via the internet, and I'll try to do as much of it as I can on "Cyber Monday," the internet's equivalent to Black Friday. Most websites offer free shipping, along with special discounts. No traffic, no scrambling for parking, no long lines and pulsing masses of people. Isn't my Christmas cheer astounding?
Anyhoo, I wanted to post this video from that group Pomplamoose (I posted their cover of Beyonce's "Single Ladies") because it's fascinating to watch, and it's pretty dang catchy. Thanks to my friend Tim Costine for alerting me to this video.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
In three days, Jess and I will have been married for three and a half years! It has been non-stop action and adventure; similar to Die Hard. I'm not sure why I thought to post something about a half-anniversary, except that a friend of mine from church forwarded me an email with a bunch of kids' responses to various questions about marriage.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I heard this guy on KCRW as I was driving home the other night, and he got wedged into my brain. His first album "Submarines" is mellow acoustic folk music, but his second album adds a little more synth-pop-rock to his singer/songwriter sensibilities.
That all boils down to an uber-catchy sound that I've been playing all day long via his Myspace page which you can get to by CLICKING HERE.
He's originally from Australia, and for some reason, his newest album "Go Forth, Find Mammoth" is not yet available from the U.S. version of iTunes, but I think his single "Poison in our Pockets" can last me until whenever that happens...