Sunday, August 24, 2008

Back like U.S.A. Basketball

I write this post as I stay up waiting for the Gold Medal basketball game between Spain and our United States of America.  Tip-off is set for 1:30am which means I still have another hour to go.  Chances are I won't be making it to church tomorrow (thus the picture above which I took tonight in downtown Dallas).  What better way to kill some time before the official resurrection of our nation's basketball team by the Redeem Team than post on the blog.  Here are a few thoughts:

1.  It's nice to see Daniel rejoining the blog.  It was getting lonely without him.  
2.  Daniel and I decided that "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis can officially be crowned Song of the Year.  It just doesn't get old.  Since I got my new MacBook, it has held the top spot on my iTunes' Top 25 Songs Played.
3. The new Walkmen album is really really good.  When I bought Bows + Arrows back in 2004, I didn't like it for a long time.  It took me awhile to get used to Hamilton Leithauser's voice, so I can understand the hesitation from first time Walkmen listeners.  However, I absolutely love their new album You & Me.  It's a bit more subdued than previous albums but not to its detriment.  Definitely worth checking out.
4.  I've been reading a book called Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris.  Sedaris is hilarious.  I love the way he pulls humor out of otherwise mundane circumstances.  You get the idea that everyone he spends time with has one or more eccentric personality traits, but I think he just has the knack for finding eccentricity in everyday life.  From what I hear, everything by David Sedaris is great.

- Joel

P.S.  Get ready for the Tender Culture Project.  More details later.


Anonymous said...

Leona Lewis?

No sir. It isn't my favorite song, but I would probably crown Handlebars the "popular" song of the year. My favorite is actually probably Orangitango. That is where it's at.

abby! said...

I'm with Cory. I generally agree with, or at least respect your taste in music. I think your time away from KC is messing with your brain and you are momentarily confused... Best song of the year, possibly Lil Wayne's Lollipop. Your thoughts?

Joel said...

I'll say it again. Leona Lewis. "Bleeding Love." Song of the Year. I still get excited every time it comes on the radio. And it is played a lot

abby! said...

What is happening to you? We need to talk if you are sticking with Leona.

Anonymous said...

"Bleeding Love" top to bottom is the best. "Handlebars" is, and I'm sorry to be harsh, garbage. The song writing is contrived and musically boring. "Lollipop" is undoubtedly the worst song on the Carter 3. Side note the best song on C3 is "Threepeat".