Music: Albums of July
One of my goals this year was to listen to more music, particularly full albums. I typically use Spotify (though Josh wants to switch to Apple Music thanks so the Joe Rogan drama) and its most common usage is to play the kids’ requests.
(The kids’ requests are usually: Imagine Dragons, Pokemon music, and Mike Phirman, who writes songs for kids that are quite funny and clever but after the 100th play . . . it’s a lot. Mike, if you are reading this, please get that next album out).
Anyway! I thought a nice sweet spot would be:
- Music listening time daily (while running or one of my commutes, in lieu of a podcast)
- Trying for two albums/month to listen a few times through to really get to know them
As I was reminded while doing a Mid-Year Goals Review, I have not been doing very well. But I can start!
Yesterday, I listened to this past Friday’s New Music All Songs Considered podcast and was super-impressed with several artists, so I have decided I will listen to at least 2 of them on repeat in July.
I’m excited to stream #1 on my run this morning. I love music and yet often just . . . forget about including it in my life. Will report back.
Kids @ Camp
We got a bunch of pictures yesterday morning, and it appears that both kids at least look happy. A seems to have aged instantly. Camp pix come via an app with facial recognition software that is impressively good. It’s really fun (and reassuring) to see what they are doing!
I also sent postcards + e-letters with “handwritten response requested” and am dying to see what comes back 🙂
G, as many of you predicted, is loving life. We have a mid-week dinner playdate just for her on Wednesday, and then she is coming with me on a solo trip to Philadelphia to see my parents (and hopefully a certain podcast cohost friend!). She once called it “Self-A-Delphia” and even though she knows the real name now I am calling it our Self-A-Delphia trip. Super exciting. There have been tougher moments, but overall I am really really happy with how this summer is going so far. I will have to remind myself of this on my next tough day!
Off to do an interval run! 78F / 86% humidity. I guess could be worse.