I’ve been composing posts in my head all week.
So much is weighing on me these days but I find myself paralyzed to write anything down.
In (un)related news, The National sad bastard music has turned to upbeat for me.
I’ve mostly taken this summer “off” from regular activities.
Listening to new music.
I’ve replaced everything with a few new distractions, books, writing and more books. I’ve also been aggressively job hunting, and watching a lot of documentaries on museums.
All in all its been a wonderful summer, considering how it started.
However, I realize I can’t stay in this bubble forever (although it is very tempting), so I’m slowly dipping my toe back into things. This week it’ll be music.
I’m loving this new track from Icky Blossoms
What have you been up to?
Going to see these guys next week.
Looking forward to it, especially since it’s at the Biltmore and their new album contains handclaps.
Something you’re looking forward to?
Thinking I might be a vampire that prefers the sun. Not the heat, just the sun.
Pondering chopping off my hair. The weather we’re having right now couldn’t be considered summer weather (12C/54F), yet it’s always around this time of year I think about cutting it all off, even though I’ve been growing it out. Everyone who has met me with short hair, can’t believe how long my hair is getting…and everyone who knew me before says, hey, it’s old you. I think it’s the expression “old you” that throws me. But I’m now me, not old me, dammit. What do you think? Long or short?
Watching the television on mute on the Food Network. They are showing “The Worlds Weirdest Restaurants” – this one is Alice in Wonderland themed. Quite cool. The most interesting restaurant you have been?
Stalling cleaning my flat. I’m having friends over tomorrow night to play Cards Against Humanity. I’m really excited to play this game finally. It’s like Apples to Apples but not for the politically correct.
Enjoying a few songs off the new Metric album, but that’s about it. Perhaps it’s a grower.
Loving the new Young Galaxy track. Take a listen to Youth is Wasted on the Young.
Smiling over this photograph.
well…technically it is, but i like that title.
i know i promised a video blog, but i woke up this morning with the urge to test of the waters of podcasting again. forgive the glitches, i know it’s a bit echoey, but i’ll have that fixed for next time around.
you can stream it over here (when podomatic plays nice)
or if you want i uploaded it to mediafire, so you can listen at your leisure.
let me know if you have problems with the link. happy weekend!
I do hope however that their next album contains a few more upbeat tunes. Their ballads are always earworms that pluck at your heartstrings, but they have great strength in more up tempo tunes as well. I’m hoping for a mix of Alligator and Boxer. One thing is for sure, I think they are one of the few modern bands writing songs that will still be relevant in 20 years.
Also, their pictures on Twitter crack me up.
Something that made you laugh today?
Hard not to love a song that starts with those lyrics.
If you like swaying melodies, you’ll enjoy this band.
This song makes me wanna dance.
I need to go dancing. It’s been too long. Probably won’t get to go until next month when I go home. Until then, at least there’s a repeat button.
What’s everyone doing this weekend? I’m taking in the Neon Vancouver exhibit at the Vancouver Museum. Should be good. I’ll be sure to take some pictures.
I seem to have lost the ability to enjoy a good hot cuppa.
I use to drink hot tea by the soup bowl, but these days I can’t seem to mix a good cup. I gave up my sweet n’ low and it’s thrown everything off-balance. I’m back to black tea with lemon and honey, sans milk.
(gasp, no milk)
But it’s hard to mix that without it tasting like Neo-Citran. I’m wondering if I need to branch out and re-try some herbal teas. Normally they never did anything for me, as I favour tea with milk, but my taste buds are so off it just might work.
What’s your go to fall drink?
And speaking of taste, if you’re a fan of The National you should check out the link below, from a new band called NO with a “Berninger vibe.” Their EP Don’t Worry, You’ll Be Forever just came out last week. Looking forward to hearing the whole thing.
NO – “Stay With Me”
I went to the neurologist today, for my follow-up after the botox treatment. For a brief two weeks in October I had no migraines. It was lovely. And then they came back. Less frequent than previous, but still there.
So the doctor wants to try the treatment again, but double the dose. Not in my forehead, but in other areas of the head/neck/shoulders. Last time one vial resulted in 47 injections, so I’m not looking forward to 94, however…he might be able to get me samples, so I don’t have to pay the $550 (since my insurance won’t cover it). I have to check back in two weeks. Fingers crossed.
I’m willing to try it once more, even if he can’t get the samples. However, if I don’t see a better improvement, that will be the last one.
Update: They got the samples! Huzzah. Just have to pay the “injection fee”
Thinking that all I really want to do is just head down to the record store, but not wanting to deal with the crowds from the Celebration of Light, we’re going to drive to Harrison instead. Shall rent some bikes and cruise through the trails. It’s a warm enough day for these parts anyway.
Need some new music for the car, and thankfully I have good friends that pass along such gifts.
“Down in the Valley” – The Head and the Heart
What are you listening to these days?