November 04, 2009

Flying south

Last night, I raced about doing all the things I needed to get done before leaving for a conference: catching up on emails, clearing my desk off, packing clothes, and printing my paper out in a really large font so I can actually read the damn thing. Of course, most importantly, I kept checking the weather forecast in Southern City Where They Actually Have a Museum Dedicated to Soda. Sunny weather expected all week! I’m sure I’ll be able to talk Artist Friend and Philadelphia Guy to sneak out of the conference and walk around the city with me if we’re going to have weather like that.

While I’m gone, you can check out the blog that one of my extra kids started. We’ve known Film Guy since he was in seventh grade, and he’s the reason my kids have cool taste in music. Every year, he makes CDs of the best music of the year, and we listen to those CDs on our drive to the ski slopes. When he sent me the link his blog, he said, “Hey, now your kids will have another person to mock for blogging, thereby shifting some of the burden from you.” Really, it was thoughtful of him to want to share my pain.

His blog is all about music, of course. He's come up with a list of the top 151 songs of the decade, and he writes about one each day, with a youtube clip so that you can listen to the song. If like me, you’re a middle-aged woman who wants to know what your kids are listening to, go check it out: TheListomania. I'm not sure that we're exactly the target audience he's looking for, but I have no doubt he'll welcome comments from us.

9 comments:

Marni said...

I live in the city you are visiting.... please let me know if you'd like to meet up! (But no nekkid pictures of me!)

I'd love to me you in person! You can get my number off of FB.

Hugs!

Jackie said...

Okay, so now I have a new favorite music blog, and it's name is Listomania! What a great idea, and how well-executed. Plus already he's reminded me of a song I had forgotten ("Bandages," Hot Hot Heat) and introduced me to a song I really like ("2080," Yeasayer). Are you sure he won't mind if moms start commenting on his blog?

Elias Alfred McQuaid IV said...

such a good blog

Film Guy said...

Moms are more than welcome to comment, Jackie. I want as many people commenting as possible so we can get some cool dialogue going, that's really what I want the site to be about. Thanks for the support. Tell others if you're so inclined :)

Meredith Leigh Knight said...

Glad to have you here! The weather is incredible - no rain for a change. Look forward to checking out the blog. Visit the "soda" museum if you haven't before.

jennifer said...

The weather has been nice here. But when you sneak out, I think you should go to the Botanical Garden instead of the soda museum, with kind respect to Meredith. Much better photo opportunities there, plus you can enjoy the nice weather. :)

sheepish said...

Southern City Where They Actually Have a Museum Dedicated to Soda

Hmm. You could have gone another way with this name. I'm just saying that *cough* there are *cough* more important things than sodas *pandas* *cough*. Hope you have a fun trip.

Meredith Leigh Knight said...

I wholeheartedly agree with Jennifer on the Botanical Gardens. I took my family once, make that dragged my family there once, for an article I was writing, and they absolutely loved it!

BrightenedBoy said...

I visited Coca Cola City back in September. It would have been great if we'd been there at the same time. Hope you have fun.