The experimenting continues:
(Tried to give these images a "vintage-y" feel.)
Per Spencer's suggestion on the previous post, I googled Liz Fraser, as I wasn't familiar with her solo work... and, I found this video. She's paired with Yann Tiersen, and it's a beautiful song and video. (Thanks, Spencer.)
(Also, I received sooo many great music suggestions! Thank you. Thank you. I'm currently compiling a playlist of my faves.)
Yesterday, I was listening to Bell. Another lovely female vocalist, and definitely an experimentalist. Her sound is different… in a very refreshing way. In fact, she has her very own cover of Radiohead’s Videotape- and it is so good. Listen here. (She often slips into a Bjorkian singing style.)
Who are some of your favorite female vocalists? Mine include:
+Camera Obscura (Okay, technically they’re a band, but I love Tracyanne Campbell's vocals.)
+Jenny Lewis (Especially her solo work.)
+The Innocence Mission’s Karen Peris
Do share if you feel so inclined!
- Melpo Mene: Holes (Thanks, Ali.)
- Jaymay: Blue Skies
- The High Llamas: The Old Spring Town (Thanks, Spencer.)
- Elizabeth and the Catapult: My Goodbye (Thanks, Claire.)
- Willoughby: Story
- Bell X1: Rocky Took a Lover (Thanks,Ellen. )
- Angus & Julia Stone: All of Me (Thanks,Catherine.)
- Josh Pyke: Middle of the Hill (Thanks, Robin.)
- Little Wings: Light Green Leaves (Thanks, Aimee.)
- Sera Cahoone: Baker Lake
- Coconut Records: West Coast (Thanks, Jo.)
- Explosions In The Sky: Remember Me As a Time of Day (Thanks, Krista.)
To preview, I've published it on iTunes... click here.
Again, for more info, click on over here.
In my cubicle at work, I always have my earphone in my right ear... It's currently being filled with the sounds of The Arrogant. (I recommend the song "I Want You.")
Please share- what are you listening to? I need some new music suggestions, reminders, and/or inspiration.
More exploring from this weekend... Annelise and I were secretly scared that while crossing the train tracks our feet would get stuck, and then, an oncoming train would be heading straight for us!
But, I'm happy to report, that this did not happen.
Elizabeth is so lucky to have a house just as this.
Here are some of the "Puddle Pictures" I took:
-Me and my crazy bed-head-
Still amazes me how sharp the reflections are.
It's a rainy, dark morning with snow and rain. I really wish I was playing with my cousins, sister and brother-in-law today... they're going snowboarding, and I can't go. Jealous.
So, the sounds of Robert Francis have been a bit comforting. It's perfectly mellow for a morning as this.
I took this picture before we moved... Because Jeffrey's been so busy with school and work, I feel like I follow him around, no matter what he's doing, when he's home. I love to spend any extra moment with him when he's home, which is rare.
However, hope is on the horizon... he has Spring break next week... yip-eee!
For more highlights and music suggestions, NPR's Music Blog is a great resource.
one's place of residence : a familiar or usual setting : congenial environment; also : the focus of one's domestic attention
So... to make a long (stressful, sleepless nights, anxiety-ridden) story short. The home Jeff and I thought we wanted, we decided we no longer wanted. So, we're homeless. (Okay, not at all. We're currently living with my sister and husband in their beautiful home. Feels more like a retreat, really.)
But, we're literally all over the map when it comes to deciding where we should plant our roots for the next couple of years (could be 5-10 years, really).
And, I've been thinking, isn't the blogging community such a wonderful place to reach out to? Absolutely.
So, with that said, I'd love to hear (if you dare tell):
- Do you like/love/hate your neighborhood?
- Where do you live?
- Would you want me to be your neighbor? (I bake good cookies!)
- Are there any homes for sale in your neighborhood?
Granted, this is all relative to so many different elements. But, I am curious where people call home and love to live.
If you dare share any of these thoughts, please either leave a comment or email me at,
laceyjpappas (at) gmail (dot) com.
I'd truly appreciate it! It may just help make this never-ending, house-hunting a bit easier to navigate.
Jeff and I had yet another late night moving (we really moved out this time) last night. And, we had to wake up early, so it was a rough-go making it into work this morning.
Luckily, I remembered the singer Jaymay that
Jess featured on her Love Songs mix, and I haven't been able to stop listening. This music is a perfect accompaniment to a long, tired, restless, need comforting day.
Favorite track? There's just too many but try: Snow White and Gray or Blue
Remember when I was looking forward to the weekend ? Well, little did I know how painful moving really can be. Filling boxes, lifting boxes, pushing boxes, tossing boxes can get really old... fast. And, I just about had a heart attack watching my precious piano being lifted on its side and rolled on the gravel! Ouch. It was heart breaking.
However, my husband is such a trooper. I can't believe the amount of work he got done, even with a cold.
We're just looking forward to living in our new home... in the meantime, I'm staying with my sister and husband in their beautiful new home. It's going to be a treat. I just know it.
So happy the weekend's over.