Welcome to the thirty-third post of the Great Writing Challenge of 2012.
Five days a week for six months, I will be given a topic to write about. The stipulation: it must be 250 words (or more), and positive in tone.
If you would like to suggest topics for me to write about, please email me at TheRebeccaProject [at] gmail [dot] com.
My parents have become ultra cool. I think they’ve always been cool, but now? They have caché.
It seems that every time I skype with them, they tell me all about the great concerts they have been to, and they great events they’ve attended. Sneaky Sound System? I had to google them when after hearing my parents talk about how great they were live. They know more about current music than I do! And this week, they went to see New Order… I needed to get hip to what they’re talking about – and fast!
Enter Pandora internet radio…
I have made a conscientious effort to broaden my music horizons, but I don’t have the time to sit down and read all about what the ‘young folks’ these days are into. That’s where Pandora has come in handy – I just put it on when I’m at my desk at work. Easy. And two weeks in, I don’t think I can ever go back to living without it. We’ve been in an exclusive relationship ever since.
So here’s a couple of my new faves so far, to start the week off right. Maybe it’s new music for you, maybe it’s so old it’s almost retro.
1. Camera Obscura – “If Looks Could Kill”
Secretly want to be like these girls.
2. Vampire Weekend – “Oxford Comma”
3. Matt Pond PA – “Snow Day”
4. Neutral Milk Hotel — “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea”
5. Noah And the Whale – “Five Years Time”
6. Phoenix – “1901”
7. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – “Janglin’”