Wednesday, March 31, 2010

87 listen count

I love the Beatles. Who doesn't, right?
But somehow I managed to miss these two songs: "Polythene Pam" and "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window" off of Abbey Road ... the crazy thing is, I love "Golden Slumbers" and "Carry That Weight", the two songs that help conclude the giant medley that is Abbey Road and directly follow these two hidden treasures ...

So, my iTunes tells me I've now listened to these two songs (together, always) 87 times in the last month. That's when a friend mentioned liking the tunes, causing me to respond, "Polythene Pam? What's that?!!?"

Saturday, March 13, 2010

SXSW preview

I'm going to check out this band - Band of Horses - at this festival - SXSW- this upcoming week - March 18-21.  "Is There a Ghost" is a cool song ... and highlights something I've noticed about many of you ... that our past lives leave ghosts in our homes and lives. When I drive down E. 29th Street, I feel Becca's ghost. When I drive down Day Street, I feel Elizabeth's ghost. Even seeing the old HEB on Texas conjures Heather's ghost.  And those are just a few of my friendly ghosts, here and now.

Saturday morning

It's not just ANY saturday morning. It's the first saturday of Spring Break.

Ahhhh ...

Me: "Grading/Flaky/Dropped-your-life-down-a-rain-gutter Erin, I'd like you to meet someone. Her name is also Erin. She is you! Also, she didn't drop her life down a rain gutter."

So ... on saturday mornings, I like to listen to Mika.  His bouncy energy is infectious and just the thing for the trips from washing machine to closet and back again, and again, and again, and again.

This song is a couple of years old, and is all about shifting identities in pursuit of 'pleasing others'. I love the title: "Grace Kelly". I like the beat. I like his hair too. Who wouldn't? It's saturday!