I had to go grocery shopping this morning which must have infected my sleep somehow because I woke up every twenty minutes from 5 a.m. until I got up at 8 a.m. This wouldn’t have been quite so much suck if I had gotten to sleep before 1:30.
This is a very long introduction into telling you how after watching the “Meet the Press” and then crying happy/sad tears over the Steubenville guilty verdict I took a nap at 10:30 or rather I read Cherie Currie’s memoir for a little bit and then laid on the couch and listened to the radio with my eyes closed with Paco curled on my hip. It was very nice.
My musical nap-like thing was interrupted by a text message from my brother-in-law kindly asking if I would mind making some tarter sauce for Sister #2. She is obsessed with my homemade tartar sauce which would make me super pumped if it just weren’t pickles, mayo, minced onion & garlic and a sprinkle of dill. But there you have it.
At this point I watched “Glee” which I only watch now so my niece, Jaycie, and I can bitch about it on Sunday nights. Then I ate lunch and watched “The Office” which included a charming little scene involving Dwight K. Schrute’s family sitting on the porch steps playing The Decemberists’ “Sons & Daughters.” Apparently I have my finger on the pulse of things.
The next boring thing that happened is that I wrote a review of Eleanor & Park for MN Reads. Oh wait, before that I listened to the Stevie Nicks & Don Henley song “Leather & Lace” four times in a row. I’ve been going through a real Stevie Nicks thing since I stumbled on this video at Rookie. Plus, I watched Sound City a few weeks ago. So it’s been real Stevie up in here for the past sixish weeks. And just now I discovered this exists.
You know what else exists? Dave Grohl & Will Ferrel covering the song.
So anyway I wrote about Eleanor & Park while listening to The Smiths. I’m still smiling in the afterglow of that book. Then I listened to music while farting around on the Internet until I decided to spend a little time reading the Jay Farrar book Falling Cars and Junkyard Dogs which totally goes against my “only reading women in March” thing, but it was on the chair here and the Cherie Currie memoir is on the iPad and the iPad is way over there.
At Family Dinner Jaycie & I argued about music. This is her new thing because I will tell her things like “The Lumineers are the Train of your generation” and she will get mad. I’ll also tell her that Lana Del Rey is the worst thing to happen to music since Gwen Stefani. And tonight we had this conversation:
“So you loved Rick Astley unironically?” She asked.
“Yeah,” I said. “We didn’t love things ironically. We didn’t know how to do that.”
Now, in case you are curious or still reading, here are my Top 25 most-listened to songs. Yesterday was the annual clearing of the play count.
- Just Breath, Willie Nelson & Lukas Nelson (31)
- The Bare Necessities, Bruce Reitherman (30). This song plays a prominent role in the longish fiction thing I’m working on.
- Carried Away, Passion Pit (25). Yeah, I really dug that Passion Pit album.
- Take A Walk, Passion Pit (24)
- I’ll Be Alright, Passion Pit (23)
- Constant Conversations, Passion Pit (23)
- On My Way, Passion Pit (23)
- Mirrored Sea, Passion Pit (21)
- Cry Like A Ghost, Passion Pit (21)
- Hideaway, Passion Pit (20)
- Two Veils To Hide My Face, Passion Pit (20)
- Love Is Greed, Passion Pit (20)
- It’s Not My Fault, I’m Happy, Passion Pit (20)
- Where We Belong, Passion Pit (20)
- The Nights of Wine and Roses, Japandroids (18)
- Live And Die, The Avett Brothers (14) I’m pretty sure most of these listens happened the day after I discovered my biological father had died.
- Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen (14). I blame this on The Tibbles.
- Fire’s Highway, Japandroids (14)
- My Road Now, Paul Westerberg (14)
- Beast of Burden, The Rolling Stones (14)
- Evil’s Sway, Japandroids (13)
- The House That Heaven Built, Japandroids (13)
- Rocks Off, The Rolling Stones (13)
- Under My Thumb, The Rolling Stones (13)
- Far Away Eyes, The Rolling Stones (13)
The “It’s (Insert Day of Week) and I’m Boring” is a series that Christa and I do to pay homage to the beauty of old-school blogging. (I totally copied this nice explanation from Christa).