Enjoy your day!
Enjoy your day!
I love finding new interesting bands. Yesterday I came across Manchester Orchestra in my Discover Weekly playlist and I had to find out more about them. Lead, SD is one song that stood out. A bit heavier than my usual but you can’t listen to soft and sweet all the time.
While making (remaking) a little boy lantern on Friday I turned on a 90s alternative playlist thinking it would only last a couple songs…8 hours later I was still listening to it. I loved it. It was my high school years and then some in a single playlist. So I fell in love with Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space again. Today I’m looking for it to post on STS and then I fall deeper into the youtube vortex and found this song by Lana Del Rey and for some reason I chose it as a song to share. Life is funny! So here we are. Video Games by Lana Del Rey.
I got home from school drop off and came to my computer, like I do every morning after drop off, and opened Spotify. Looking for something different to listen to, I clicked on the Release Radar mix. The first song I heard was this and I felt it was just the perfect song for this morning.
I’ve been reading a book called Road Ends by Mary Lawson. It’s about a family who lives in northern Ontario, set in the late 1960s, and the struggles they deal with from their past and present. The mother locks herself in her room with her newborn and slowly fades away, completely obliviously to the rest of the family, the father lives a life of regret and fails to step up to his role as father, and the kids, well, the kids are surviving the best they know how. About 15 pages from the end I put the book down and I cleaned up all the toys on the floor I’ve been ignoring, put away all the drawings my kids have 1/2 finished that just sit around the house, I put away clothes on the floor that I pretend aren’t there and threw out a banana peel from under the coffee table that looked like I caught it just in time. Life can get away from you. I get it but I don’t want that. I want to step up. My kids deserve to be kids and I should be there to support them and show them how to love even when things aren’t going our way. Gosh, books, I love them. I love music, too. Now it’s time to draw!
I’m trying to get out of the house and my kids just mess around and mess around. I gave up. I threw my mittens on the floor, flung my toque away and put my coat on the ground and then walked downstairs…not calmly. Now I’m writing this post, so you have my kids to thank for this one! Perhaps Million Dollar Loan can calm me down, although I think, if only the kids will get ready, a walk in the woods would be a very good idea right now.
The Zolas came to Fernie years ago. I remember seeing them at The Northern, back when we could leave the house without paying a babysitter. They’ve done quite well for themselves since then. Here is a song they put out in 2016 called Why do I Wait (When I Know You’ve Got a Lover) and I lover it.