Friday, June 24, 2011

Reading, hooping, baking and music

Ah, Friday. This is the first weekend in a while we haven't had family in town or other plans or obligations. Don't get me wrong, I adore my family, but sometimes you just need a weekend to do nothing. I intend to do lots of hooping, practicing the piano, running in the sprinkler, baking, reading (on my new Kindle, thanks Husband!) and listening to music. Maybe a movie.

Have you heard of the band Arcade Fire? They won the "Best New Artist" Grammy this year for their album The Suburbs. The album is actually based on two brothers in the band's experience growing up in a suburb of Houston called The Woodlands, which is right near where I live. Initially I wasn't that into it, it's what one would call "whiny boy music". But now, I just love it! I guess that often happens with music based on where you are. Like those songs that aren't that great until you see them paired with some amazing scene in a movie.

Here's the title song from the album. I can't get enough.

"And all of the houses they built in the seventies finally fall...


Sophia the Writer said...

Aw I was gonna comment on your The Help review but it's gone! I actually didn't want to read that book because it came out around the same time as that Sandra Bullock "white woman saves black boy" film and I was worried it would similarly piss me off.

katsterisk said...


The Arcade Fire is the BEST.