‘Me’ Music; French Electro-Swing Edition

I return with a special edition of ‘Music that makes me, me’. This time I have three French electro-swing tunes for you. You know, just to mix it up. Sometimes I’m in the mood for high-energy French dance tunes. And, Kaela, I know how much you value a good upright bass, so Caravan Palace fulfill that category, too. Hope you are all in the mood for something… different.

As Caravan Palace say – “Get happy and lose control!”

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I came across an unfamiliar word. ‘Tsundoku’. It refers to buying a book and leaving it unread, typically stacked with other bought and unread books.

I have a tsundoku problem. I may need Tsundoku’s Anonymous or something. TA. Anyone know a good TA support group?

I have a stack of books… wait… two stacks of books on my bedroom floor as we speak, that I recently bought and have not read. Well, I’ve read one.

And I agree with Lagerfeld, here…


Image credit: Choose and Book

Admittedly, I am not 100% sure on how to buy time. But I do like the concept. And I appreciate what is being said here. It isn’t just about books, either. If you want to commit to something, do yourself a favour and see it through completely. Don’t become a tsundoku of life.

I Blame Damien Rice

I have the worst sleeping patterns ever. I fell asleep on the couch tonight at 9 p.m. I awoke at 2 a.m. I am wide awake now.

I had just gotten home from work. I say ‘work’. I referee indoor soccer competitions. It largely doesn’t feel like work. And it was the junior comp today. They’re all great kids. Lots of fun, really.

So, I had just gotten home from the reffing thing. Reheated myself some left-over pasta. Grabbed a pear cider. Turned on some tunes. Ate my pasta. Drank my pear cider. Turned on my laptop to attempt to produce something blogworthy.

Fell asleep.

Yeah, I fell asleep on the couch to tunes. Blame Damien Rice. It was his fault.

And then I awoke, 2 a.m.  The tunes weren’t on anymore because my laptop battery had fallen asleep too. Again, I blame Damien Rice.

So, now it’s 3 a.m. and I am just getting started on this here blog. I still have nothing witty or interesting or valuable to share, so you’re getting this. Terribly sorry. I’m going to post something else, too. Probably another music post. I have been big on that lately. I have always been consumed by music, but am completely and utterly immersed in it at the moment. Thoughts of not much else making themselves heard. Oh, well.

Here is the song I fell asleep to. The Blower’s Daughter by Damien Rice. If you’re wondering what movie those clips are from, that would be ‘Closer’. Enjoy, but try not to nod off…