Archive for December, 2010

Puppies = Happy

December 30, 2010

I got in a lunch conversation the other day about what makes one happy, and the first and really “only” thing that popped into my head without thinking to much was my puppies. When I look at them I just smile or if I’m having a bad day at work I just think of Tweedy gnawing on Mike’s boxers and I start giggling to myself.
Taken by HeidiHehnly.
Taken by HeidiHehnly.
It still sort of gets to me that the puppies were the main thing that came to mind. Does this mean I’m a crazy dog owner? I guess the moral of the post is if you are down in the dumps and need a pick me up, go get a fuzzy little friend to poop on your floor and eat all your food. It really is pretty nice.

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Keep an Eye on the Sky

December 27, 2010

For Christmas I got a beautiful box set of Big Star called Keep an Eye on the Sky. It has all my favorite tracks on it like The Ballad of El Goodo, What’s Going Ahn, Back of a Car, Jesus Christ, and Thirteen. All these tracks have both the original release and alternate takes. The set comes with a really nice book with great band photos. The best part of the album though is the 4th Disc that includes live tracks from Lafayette’s Music Room in Memphis, TN, which has never been released. Finally it includes a video of the band performing Thirteen. It was released off of Rhino records.

Here’s a picture of the set:

Night Falls on Hoboken

December 16, 2010

Here’s Yo La Tengo with the beautiful track Night Falls on Hoboken off of And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out.

Bigmouth Strikes Again

December 15, 2010

Here’s the Smiths.

I was dancing when I was 12….

December 14, 2010

Here’s Marc Bolan’s T. Rex with their track Cosmic Dancer off of Electric Warrior (1971).

Here’s Marc:

Dreaming covered by Michael Chang

December 2, 2010

Originally done by Blondie, here’s my hubby doing it.
Just click below. Enjoy.
Dreaming by Michael Chang

(taken by Peter Trenh)