It’s brutally difficult when staying away from the glutens to pass up a free donut… Don’t judge me. I did not snag one of those deep-fried goodies but I sure wanted to. And even harder to pass on beer and whiskey throughout the holiday weekend. Alas, I have abstained.
The newsletter is out! My apologies for the short delay and unconventional delivery method. I’m having issues with Mail Chimp and still trying to figure out how I want to proceed in the future. I hope those of you who have signed up enjoyed it. While I enjoy writing and creating them for you, I do let out a breath of relief once they’re out. Now I can focus on the Lost Season 1 re-watch (have I mentioned I’m doing that? Maybe once or twice).
Speaking of re-watching, my wife and I have been going through Brooklyn Nine-Nine and man has that show grown over the years. We thought it was okay back when it first premiered and even stepped away from it for awhile before coming back around to it. It has gotten stronger and while we were bummed it was cancelled by Fox, NBC picked it up and we can’t wait to keep getting Die Hard references and the many other running jokes in the show.
What else is happening… Hmm, well, I’ve been listening to a lot of music and podcasts recently. While I wouldn’t recommend the all the music because it’s the screaming type (yes, I do enjoy me some screamo/post hardcore from time to time), I can throw out some options. Here, I’ll recommend a band that doesn’t scream and a band that does:
1) Hands Like Houses is the non-screaming band and they’re amazing. I can’t get enough of their music. They stem from the land down under (Australia for you geographically unsure types) and just lay down great melodies and lyrics I can get behind (and some I don’t).
2) Dance Gavin Dance is the screaming band and I think I should preface by saying I might just be a fan of Jonny Craig who lays down the clean vocals for the band’s first few albums. He also does the clean vocals for the bands Emarosa, Isles and Glaciers, and Slaves—all of whom I have in my Spotify playlist: The Hardest Core. So, yeah, I kind of like his voice.
As for podcasts, I have to recommend Punch Up the Jam for music and comedy fans. The hosts, Demi and Miel, take a song they like or hate and with a guest discuss the music and lyrics of the song. At the end, they decide to share a “punch up” of the song which is usually a parody in some way or fashion. Very fun listen and while not for kids, you will find yourself laughing a lot. (If you get the reference to this blog post title, check out that episode.)
Hope you all are enjoying the holiday weekend. Enjoy whatever time you spend with friends and family. Talk to you soon!