Wednesday, September 19, 2012

my gravity centered

I'm bad at sending these out these days...if you used to get them in the mail, I probably owe you a box set. This cover really appeals to me. The mix after this one is just about done as well. I have two months of backlogged playlists on the mac that I haven't published to this forum. Busy days. Been starting to dig into Johnny Cash these days so he makes an appearance on here. And of course, with the Sigur Rós show under our belt, they get to wrap up the show. 

1. Sweater Weather    ∫    The Neighbourhood
2. Follow the Sun    ∫    Xavier Rudd
3. Evermore    ∫    Barcelona
4. Don't Leave Me (Ne me quitte pas)    ∫    Regina Spektor
5. Get Me In A Room    ∫    Hallelujah The Hills
6. Oye Mi Cumbia    ∫    The Iguanas
7. Every Girl    ∫    Turnpike Troubadours
8. The Well    ∫    The Silent Comedy
9. Delia's Gone    ∫    Ben Nichols
10. Walk With You    ∫    Sin Fang
11. Bartholomew    ∫    The Silent Comedy
12. Beach    ∫    Peter Wolf Crier
13. One of Many    ∫    Joe Pug
14. 7 & 7    ∫    Turnpike Troubadours
15. History's Door    ∫    Husky
16. Guest of the Government    ∫    Admiral Fallow
17. Memories from a Shore    ∫    Right Away, Great Captain!
18. Women & Work    ∫    Lucero
19. That's What's Up    ∫    Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
20. Get Rhythm    ∫    Johnny Cash
21. Home Again    ∫    Michael Kiwanuka
22. Varúð    ∫    Sigur Rós   

Friday, September 14, 2012

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

"What we can't speak, we say in silence." - Jamie McAllan

Told from the perspective of 8 different characters, Mudbound presents a portrait of two families torn by prejudice, post-WWII trauma and the hardships of farming in the deep south in the sharecropping system. This is the type of book where you know tragedy is coming, the characters don't let you go, and when the climax hits it is even more emotional than you expected. Another recommended read.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Warn the neighbors...

Jozy has an unnatural amount of nervous energy tonight after being trapped inside due to rain all day. This face is nothing but trouble.

Post-Isaac Update: Back to Normal

When large storms with names approach your home, the waiting, the arrival and the immediate day(s) after all have very unique feelings to them. It is tough to describe but if you have ever met a named weather pattern I think you know the sense of anticipation, the powerlessness, the arrival and the post storm quiet that the last week was. Lafayette was very lucky. Our neighborhood never lost power, had very little rain, and overall, Isaac took it very easy on us. 

So it is back to normal at his point. Friday night grilling, Saturday morning yoga (yes, that is part of my new normal), farmer's market, Saturday spent watching EPL, and the inevitable afternoon rain. Looking forward to the extra day this weekend.