June 22, 2012

The Weeklies #218

The Weekly Wagon. For some strange reason I decided this should be a dry week. Yep, no beer. While I realize that's like The Skipper without Gilligan, I've actually found it interesting. I can't begin to explain how much more energy I have and how much better I've been sleeping. Kinda want a beer though.

The Weekly Event. Swim team! Over the past week, Mia's managed to score herself three first place victories. She might be short but she's fast!

The Weekly TV Addiction. Primevil, a BBC show now in it's fifth season. With the girls at rehearsal and the boy in bed, I'm digging some hot dinosaur action.

The Weekly Read. Watch Me Die by Lee Goldberg is like the literary equivalent of a Ho-Ho. It's not good pastry but its cheap and satisfies the craving for something crappy and sweet. Watch Me Die was not the greatest mystery ever. But it was entertaining, cheap, and fun. Would I read something else by Goldberg? Definitely.

The Weekly Music. I heard some clips that convinced me to buy North Atlantic Oscillation's Fog Electric. Never heard of them? Neither had I. But I'm damn glad I picked up the album. It's very mellow, haunting vocals and sparse instrumentation that comes together to form this really fantastic, moving album. I can't recommend this one enough.

The Weekly Awesome Thing My Son Said To Me. When I'm your age I hope I'm as tall as you so we can hug a lot and you won't have to pick me up.

The Weekly Question. What are you listening to right now? What artists are grabbing your attention?

Posted by Chris at June 22, 2012 8:07 AM


May we have an audioblog, please?

Posted by: alektra at June 22, 2012 9:12 AM

Owen is soooo sweet! Melts your heart.

Tell Mia - you go girl! Shorty rules!

Posted by: Niki at June 22, 2012 9:23 AM

Oh, that Owen is too cute!

What I am listening to right now? Walk the Moon (indie-rock), Jukebox the Ghost, Springsteen. Walk the Moon is going to be the soundtrack to my summer...so much energy, I use their new album to walk/run to. It's great!

Posted by: cyndy at June 22, 2012 9:55 AM

I'm working on a novel, and when I'm writing I build a playlist to help keep the mood in my head when I'm not sitting down with my writing. It's eclectic but heavy on John Waite and Led Zep because my hero is an aging rock star whose musical idols are Led Zep.

Posted by: Brookw at June 22, 2012 12:04 PM

Being totally out of ideas, I shamelessly stole this post format for a blog update today. And at the risk of being laughed out of the comments, the new Lita Ford album is a very good 80s metal record.

Posted by: COD at June 22, 2012 1:38 PM

I'm not sure if what I'm listening to is really up your alley or not, but here goes: The Lumineers, Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Enjoy and happy Friday! (Oh, and go get a beer already!)

Posted by: shan at June 22, 2012 9:13 PM

I'm late to the party, but I'm totally hooked on The XX.

Posted by: Maggie at June 22, 2012 9:55 PM

Harley Poe. Think Violent Femmes with a warped sense of humor. Dark, witty, funny, and well written songs. I'm addicted to the album Satan, Sex, and No Regrets.

Posted by: Lesley Barr at June 24, 2012 1:12 AM