Tuesday, July 10, 2007

recent music acquisitons

Okay, I went on a little wild the other day looking for new music. You see, I "obtained" a copy of the movie Thelonius Monk: Straight, No Chaser, and I just got a hankering for some jazz. So I went full out and got a copy of Monk In Paris: Live At the Olympia. It's so nice, especially "Epistrophy," which is just so easy to get caught up in and feel the music. I believe this is the first time I've ever used three different formats to indicate pieces of work- italicizing the movie, underlining the album, and putting the song in quotation marks. Anyone know if I got that right? I have a sneaking suspicion I could have underline the movie AND the album, or italicize both. I'm really not sure. Thank goodness for not being an English major.

Also, for my Dad's birthday, my oldest sister (the one with the terribly cute son, my awesome nephew), got my dad three Loudon Wainwright III albums- Album II, Attempted Mustache, and Strange Weirdos (which is the soundtrack for knocked up). I really, really, really like this music. Not only is it funny, well written, perfectly delivered and just a bit wacky, it's the exact music I would create were I a songwriter. The first time I listened to "The Man Who Couldn't Cry" I actually sang about half of the third verse in my head- during the first chorus. It was freaky how much I can predict these songs. Mainly it was awesome, because I've found more music in which I can delight (hah! I love grammar sometimes), and I really love falling asleep to "Grey in LA." Thanks older sister!

In other news: I'm getting ready to switch to typepad. I don't know if I will do it, but I certainly will after the mission. I just get so frustrated with Blogspot's image stuff. It's rather a hassle.



Anonymous said...

You paid for music?

Anonymous said...

Also, is typepad free? I like the style better, but for some reason I thought it had a fee.

Anonymous said...

Serious blogging? Nerd.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I prefer Robyn Hitchcock to Loudon Wainwright when I want to hear quirky Enlgishman music.

Know what I'm listening to now?
Galvanize-The Chemical Brothers
Over And Over-Hot Chip
What Have You Done Now?-Within Temptation

For I shall surely perish a sad and lingering death if I should ever be forced to listen to the matchbox 20's, Dave Matthews, Nickelback, Jack Johnson, and Creed songs that all good little 30-ish Mormon mommies are supposed to know by heart.