Posts Tagged ‘music’

Thanksgiving

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Well, Thanksgiving 2010 was a great success! And Ryan fared really well, considering there was a lot of commotion and new people around all day. Somehow, in the all the merriment and excitement, I neglected to take any proper holiday photos. But rest assured, a great time was had by all and no one left hungry! We had dinner at Pamela’s house for the second year in a row, and had a great time. She’s is a great host, and pulled off a fabulous meal with all the trimmings despite having had a cold in the week leading up to the Big Day. (Mega trooper points for Pamela)

The aftermath of the feast.

Following dinner, Pamela and Ryan treated us all to a holiday sing-a-long, with Ryan playing the rhythm section. It was a lot of fun to say the least. Ryan is really loving music these days. It’s so fun for us to see her personality emerging more everyday!

The rhythm section.

Harmony.

I hope you all had restful Thanksgiving celebrations full of friends, family and whatever traditions suit your fancy!

~Susan

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What’s on your iPod Playlist?

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

I was just listening to one of the playlists in my iPod and I noticed something that I wanted to get your feed back on.

Do you have any songs, that if someone told you to listen to these two songs right in a row, you would just think, “what are you talking about?” I’d rather mix orange juice and milk before I listen to those two song next to each other! But, and here is where we really come to where I’m looking for your feed back, after giving it a try (perhaps with a little bit of green eggs and ham prodding by your friend) you find that you actually like hearing these songs one right after the other? Almost like when you try a really nice bottle of wine (I mean really good bottle of special occasion wine) with pizza or so-so chinese take out. Or maybe, it becomes like wearing a paisley tie with a horizontal stripped shirt? Something that most people most of the time shouldn’t try, but a select few people under the right circumstances can pull off.

Why even bother asking this sort of question? Well I think I just might have that sort of song combo on my iPod (as if you didn’t see that one coming). Now before I tell you what this combination is, let me lay down some ground rules. I don’t want this to become all about bashing peoples (mine or anyone else’s) tastes in music or whether these songs have any artistic merit in and of themselves. I want to this be about how you mixed classical music and hip-hop, Eighties-synthesizers-pop with folk, or disco and country and were successful.

So without any further stalling on my part, my two songs are: Abba’s Money, Money, Money and ‘Til Tuesday’s Voices Carry. Two songs, that I happen to enjoy on my work day commute, but never thought they would sound good next to each other. I have no idea what liking these songs says about me, and I’m sure I don’t want to know. What I do want to know is what two songs have you put together in some sort of playlist that you we pleasantly surprised they worked together, or maybe you don’t think it could ever happen and you have always known what sounds good together before you tried it. Either way, let me know your experiences.

-Dan