My father turns 54 today and, like many people his age, he is constantly complaining about how â€śheâ€™s getting so oldâ€ť. Well, I believe that if you live your life to the fullest, acquire many interests, and just enjoy life there is no reason to complain about how old you are.
After all – your age is just a number!
To celebrate my dad’s birthday I’m sharing five things that my dad enjoys.
I’ve had Wrestlers by Hot Chip on repeat for much of this week.
I don’t even know anything about wrestling. But I like the song and I like the matching black & white video. (And I guess I also kind of feel like I’ve been in a wrestling match with my dissertation this month! Ha!)
Happy birthday to my nephew Reef who turns two today! He currently loves singing along to the chorus of Foster the People’s Pumped Up Kicks but he/his mom has changed the words just slightly…you better run, better run, faster than the ducky. I wish I had a recording to share on the blog. It’s pretty adorable!
Hello Monday! I’m getting energized this morning with a little music from Canadian-born, London-based, electro pop band Au Palais. The band, made of up of duo Elise and David, has recently released their video for Tender Mercy and it is just full of white – yay!
Au Palais will be at SXSW later on this week so if you’re in Austin, Texas be sure to check out the performance. You can also follow the band on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter.
Thanks to Mark C. for introducing me to Au Palais.
Three months ago, my family and I lost someone very dear to us. My Zia Rose passed away after a 3 year fight with breast cancer and our worlds have forever been changed. While each of us celebrates her life each day, it is still very hard to come to terms with her death. Personally, I love looking at pictures and videos of her. Being with my uncle and cousins also makes me feel happy because I know she would want us to continue to laugh, sing, and gossip with one another as often as possible.
It must have been almost a year ago when I sat in my aunt and uncle’s kitchen and we talked about White Cabana. While Zia Rose cheered my efforts she also wondered why I hadn’t posted anything music related. Come on Jo, she said. I tried to tell her that, although I like listening to music, remembering song titles and lyrics and compiling play lists is not my forte. Before I could get another word in, she was spouting off a list of song titles with the word white in them. She was so excited and gave herself a pat on the back for coming up with such a genius post idea. She made us all laugh.
I meant to write this post soon after that visit but I never did. Today’s the day for music.
White Wedding – Billy Idol
White Room – Cream
A White Sportcoat – Marty Robbins
White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane
Nights in White Satin – Moody Blues
This post is dedicated to Zia Rose and Zio Nick.
Many thanks to my friend Joel who helped me compile this list of songs. I hope Zia Rose would approve. I know she would sing!