Archive for the ‘Music’ category

Best song ever

July 31, 2014

How is it that I’m just learning about this song this week?  I had a vague sense of who this doctor was…  but just now learned of her theme song.  It was during the check up of nervous 2 yr old.  As I started to auscultate her heart, the excited 4 yr old sibling starting hopping and singing…

Thanks to the conditioning of this show, I’m expecting no more nervous patients in a few more months.  Do they have a song about getting your booster shots?


BMB– waiting for Neil and Chris edition

October 5, 2013

Sitting on a ledge bc the parklet is full.

Musical Interlude

April 14, 2013

Pardon the interruption of this baseball blog for a moment.  Just wanted to report 3 coincidences (?) that happened yesterday.

First, the morning crossword included:



then I felt inspired to listen to some old Of Montreal, and forgot that “Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games”  had the lyrics (at 1:20):

All of which apparently was to prepare me for the planned evening activity.  We went to the SF Symphony and a live performance of Prelude and Leibestod from Tristan Und Isolde.   Music which has been haunting me since I saw Melancholia:

Outsidelands 2012 top 5

August 14, 2012

You ask (Joel) and we deliver.  Here’s my top 5 acts from Friday at Outsidelands in no order:

Tennis-  dainty lead singer could not stop talking about how hard it was to perform in the cold weather and how her fabulous outfit was covered up by her last minute parka:

Andrew Bird:  that boy can whistle!

Fitz and the Tantrums:  great stage presence and ok, my favorite set:


And then Beck.  We only caught the end of him– 3 songs, but how can you not love Beck?  especially in the cold fog?


bonus:  we enjoyed Wallpaper. but this is a family blog…




Scene of the crime

August 10, 2012

Early show by Wallpaper at Outsidelands. Why does this place feel so familiar????

Like Jazzfest in the fog

August 27, 2011

Delayed post here about our recent attendance at SF’s now annual Outsidelands music festival.  Or really, music/art/food/wine festival.  If you love music festivals and hate sun and sweat, this is the place for you.  We enjoyed Homeroom Mac’n’cheese, Ritual Roaster coffee, Candybar delights and several bands on a lovely cool, foggy and eventually freezing day.  I learned that Wheezer still has a strong pull over the young people today.  We were literally hiking thru the masses on the way from Foster the People to catch some MGMT, and the distant sounds of Foster playing an encore cover of “Say It Ain’t So” was enough to evoke spontaneous chanting/singing of the chorus among the hikers … “Your druuuug is a heartbreakaaaah!!!”

Big Audio Dynamite among the Cypress

you know it's a SF music festival when...

... not to mention the wine tent

new this year-- chocolate forest

It’s a very green festival, with paid workers to monitor the trash receptacles and assist you in choosing the correct can (Trash? Recycling? Compost?) for all your trash:

are flip-flops compostable? hmm.. no.

awaiting Foster the People with all the kids

Unlike a certain NOLA music festival, after a fun day instead of wanting to beeline it for the closest shower, we were able to enjoy a late night stroll home thru the park.


January 19, 2011

Speaking of New Zealand, and hallelujah! The album I spent most of our return flight L-O-V-I-N-G, by the Wellington-based Phoenix Foundation, has just been released on iTunes. It’s called “Buffalo” and they were one of the featured artists in the musical portion of Air New Zealand’s audio entertainment during the month of December. Enjoy the video I’ve embedded below and check ’em out; if you likee let me know.

P.S. Brad, I also really dug the latest Flight of the Conchords album. Have you seen this video?