I've got to admit that the quality level of this blog has really dropped off over the last few months. It doesn't take long to find a cornucopia of better, more entertaining writers among "parenting" blogs, and to be honest I often find myself just slapping something up here to maintain the facade of a functioning journal. Coming up with interesting things to talk about on a regular basis can be a chore, and doing so without constantly referencing the same twelve movies is nearly impossible.
Let's face it...I'm boring!
Whenever I spend time with more talented bloggers, I'm inspired to work harder, to think creatively, to recommit to clever story-telling and witty asides. I prioritize insipid and inane activities over developing my talents as a writer, and I know that with focus and determination I can regain the spark that led me to blogging in the first place, and make it both easier and more enjoyable for me to continue!
How do I propose to do this, you ask? And when will it begin?
(Come on...did you seriously think I was going somewhere dramatic with that? If so, you're obviously new to this site. I ain't Dooce.)
My man Whit--who, inexplicably, pronounces the "h" in his name--tagged me with this meme (which I think started at Cynical Dad just a few days ago) and threw down the gauntlet: what are seven songs you're listening to (and liking, presumably) right now. Never one to shy away from a music challenge, I accepted.
So to kick off your week, here's Seven Super Songs to Sing in a Spirited State of Satisfaction, Supplied by my Spectacular Self.
Bishop Allen - Little Black Ache
His new-EP-every-month project was cool and all, but his first album is the one I keep listening to.
Neil Young - Cowgirl in the Sand (Live at Massey Hall)
Run, don't walk, and get this album. Right now. I'll wait...
LCD Soundsystem - North American Scum
I doubt I'll find an album I like better that Sound of Silver this year.
The Long Blondes - Once and Never Again
Girls with guitars. There's not much better than that.
Apples in Stereo - Same Old Drag
U2 - The Three Sunrises
I'm so freakin' sick of U2 that I forget how awesome they used to be
Scorpions - Arizona
This one's for you, Whit.
I'm required by blog law to tag three people for this meme, so I call upon Sarah, Arwen, and P-Man (all of whom I am confident will give us great lists). I know Mr. Big Dubya will be disappointed he wasn't tagged, but he's free to do this voluntarily (I grant thee permission, big guy)