Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Stuff that makes me happy

Kona Longboard Island Lager. It’s delicious and the packaging is dope. It makes you smile to see it in your fridge.

Ryan Adam’s new “Easy Tiger.” A bit uneven in places but a solid album from arguably my favorite musician. “Two” is a fantastic song.

The Queens of the Stone Age and their new “Era Vulgaris.” Four words: “Make it wit chu.” Listen to it. Trust me.

Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators and their song “No one’s gonna love you.” Drenched in Hammond B3 and slinky guitar, it’s a burner. Soul from Brooklyn by way of Finland. You tell me.

Listening to my parent's review of the Explosions in the Sky taping at Austin City Limits. Two thirty-minute long songs, no encore.

Swimming in the ocean. Beats swimming in a pool any day of the week.

“The Queen.” A lot of people don’t know about my fascination with the royal family but I finally watched this a couple of days ago and found it positively fascinating. And Helen Mirren deserved every piece of hardware she got.

Bike riding. A much more pleasant way to get around. I highly recommend it.

Half-birthdays. Mine’s tomorrow and I plan on celebrating it. You should too.


Have a good fourth, everyone.

5 Comments:

Blogger GAPgirl81 said...

Ryan Adams is a golden god. Easy Tiger is a good one. I'd recommend it to a friend...or enemy.

8:23 PM  
Blogger minus five said...

i'm taking notes.

11:25 AM  
Blogger Howard said...

Minus, I don't know that I'm recommending whole albums yet, but those songs are all crazy mad good.

I think I'm still warming up to the albums as a whole. We'll see.

1:23 PM  
Blogger minus five said...

okay, well then i'll start off with the songs.

11:54 PM  
Blogger Tania Rochelle said...

Happy Half-BD, Howard.

9:06 PM  

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