Thursday, April 29, 2010

Student recommendation

I just finished a student conference which was mostly about her Flannery O'Connor essay but also about 1) hot yoga, 2) the Folk Life Festival in San Antonio, and 3) the song "Sleepyhead" by the band Passion Pit.

I had myself a listen after she left my office.  Not bad at all.

Danny Malone

I saw him at SXSW and was super impressed. Did I already include this song? Doubt it ...

Unfortunately, not long after seeing him, after listening to the album multiple times, after burning copies for tons of folks around here, I slipped into my March-hole, and then found his music unbearably painful. I had to put the album away.

Today I can listen again.

But the song is still poignant ...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I had enough strength to think about my blog(s) tonight for the first time in a loooooooong time. Then I had enough strength to think about this song. I love it, but it has made me so sad this month, I haven't been able to even listen to it. (My getting fit the iTunes way may have backfired a bit ... it's like I had an allergic reaction to some of my oft-played tunes, and listening of late made my heart hurt.)

But tonight I can listen to Ms. Michaelson without feeling the need to crawl under the couch and sleep for a month.