BiRd-BrAiNs

This tUnE-yArDs album is a good time.  I’m sad I didn’t have it when it came out in March so I could have considered it for the top 5.  What amazes me most about it is the fact that it was made with just a hand-held digital voice recorder.  It’s got a very interesting sound and I’m usually not a big fan of the lo-fi folky stuff.  I’ve certainly heard similar musical styles but I never get tired of ukulele rocking with random sounds of your neighborhood strewn in around noisy jumbled percussion.  Thumbs up to Merrill Garbus, her album is definitely worth being a March top 5 honorable mention.

I especially enjoy Sunlight and Hatari, I’m not even done listening to the album yet so I’m sure I’ll appreciate some more tracks as I get there.

Murtaugh List

In a recent episode of How I Met Your Mother Ted introduces what he calls his “Murtaugh list” (named for Roger Murtaugh, the character from Lethal Weapon played by Danny Glover whose constantly exclaiming “I’m too old for this shit!”), in which he lists off all the things he and his friends are now too old for.  Since turning 25 I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of being too old for this and that.  Not to mention as of late I’ve been consumed by a barrage of adolescent bullshit.  So I decided I would start my own Murtaugh list or in the least a grouping of juvenile occurrences or realizations compiled in a neat category all its own.