I don’t know about the rest of you, but the older I get the more I often I am lost on new bands. I have my favorites and the classics I can’t get enough of and I never seek or go looking for anything new. Thankfully SeeSaw Designs posted this awesome band called the Local Natives, otherwise I might never have fallen in love with them. Enjoy!
Neil and I started watching a pretty fantastical documentary last night called “Runnin’ Down A Dream,” the story of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers by Peter Bogdanovich. He’s that all-time eccentric but very talented guy who also made The Last Picture Show, which I also recommend (it was Jeff Bridges first movie).
This band is beyond incredible. Their stories are the stuff of legends, and some are so unbelievable that if they didn’t have so much archival footage you might not believe them all. It’s hard not to envy. I love stories of people who made success their own invention and didn’t compromise an inch. Lots of awesome commentary as well. My celebrity husband Eddie Vedder even makes an appearance (check out his guest cover of The Waiting!) I told Neil that once we get to a point where we aren’t limited by jobs he’s growing his hair out. Am I a weirdo for loving beards and long hair? Maybe just antiquated?
What are some of your favorite bands? Do you like the old stuff, the new, or a little bit of everything like us?
The rising and falling melody coupled with the percussion is absolutely blissful in this song. It was bright and sunny on my way to work this morning, and as I commuted through downtown it just set the mood for the whole day. To me, a part of Columbia will always be grunge and Dave Matthews.
We’ve been taking on a lot of freelance, and with my recent acceptance to grad school, we’ve been pretty much balls to the wall with work and commitments. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the rush of purpose and new experience and our little business taking off, but wow when does life ever slow down? I guess it probably could if it wasn’t my own. There are just too many things to do, to experience, to love and to live all in this tiny lifetime. Do you ever feel that way? How do you balance?
Jess and I attended a long anticipated Nine Inch Nails concert in STL. Jess has never been to a concert of this size so I was kind of excited for her to experience it. I have to say I have seen NIN in 2000 (Fragility Tour), and 2005 (With Teeth Tour). This one was the [...]