Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Hello, April 1st

I don't like practical jokes, ergo, I don't like April Fool's Day. So, I will welcome the day as April 1st, not April Fools. Capiche?

Now that that's out of the way...

The month of April has always been an emotional one for me, on both sides of the spectrum - everything from anniversaries of people passing to the birth of my daughter. This emotional Sit 'N Spin leaves my mind reeling by month's end (and, just like the toy, a little queasy). So, if I get introspective or moody or goofy as all get-out, you now know why.

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Have you ever had one of those moments where you think, "man, it would be perfect if they had [fill in invention]." Well, that is what Pandora is for me. I always thought that idea of something suggesting music you might like based on your current favorites was just a pipe dream...and here it is, in all its glory.

My "chill" list includes names like Joshua Radin (duh), Iron & Wine, Matt Nathanson, and Ray LaMontagne. I liked the music it shuffled and rarely had to skip over a song or give it a thumbs down.

I recently added a few more names to the mix, but I'm not sure if I like it or not. It has taken my "chill" station and thrown it for a loop. Not that the recommended music is's just different. I don't know how I feel about different.

I just wrote 9 sentences about Pandora and the musical drama I've created in my head. These things don't need to be said outloud (or written for that matter)...but I don't want you to think I skimped out on a post (again), so I'll leave it for your non-enjoyment.

Hey! They're not looking...RUN AWAY!

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Dance Party Time!
(Have no idea what I'm referring to? the bottom of this post)

Artist/Band: The Tokens
(this is who recorded the most common version we all know. Interesting back story to this song, if you want to read it)
Song Title: The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Kid-friendly?: Yep

*reason for this choice - Peanut Butter and Smelly's Dad made a post a while back about the happy hippo video and his daughter dancing to the song. While it was playing on my laptop, Peanut started dancing along - the same exact way. So, this Dance Party song is for Peanut.