It is a very music-oriented day today. We’ve got bits and pieces of Glastonbury on the BBC firing up. (I’m looking forward to tucking the Noodle in a bit early and sitting my booty down in front of the tv tonight for some festival action. We’ll see what happens with that plan! [It’s currently 20 minutes into that plan. Noodle’s in bed fine, but Andy Murray’s on Wimbledon and that’s what my father in law, who’s been staying with us this week, is watching. Thank goodness for the iPlayer and videos on the web. I’ve got B.B. King through my headphones right now. ])
We didn’t get to any music festivals last year, due to obvious higher priorities, and I have missed it. Crunchy husband and I were lucky enough to catch Peter Gabriel in March in London. We had our babysitters flown in from San Francisco so we could go. No, not really, but well, kind of. It was just really good timing for my family to arrive. We picked them up from Heathrow, settled us all into a hotel, went out to dinner and then left the Noodle sitting with/near them on the Tube and hopped off. I have to say that was really strange, watching the train disappear with my baby sitting in his stroller amidst a rush hour-packed commuter train. The Noodle looked happy enough, but I looked at Crunchy husband standing next to me on the platform and said, “oh my god, we are horrible parents.” Needless to say, the Noodle had a super time with his Granny, Poppa, auntie, uncle and cousin that evening. And we had a great time at the show. I guess that’s kind of what happens when you have family around!
Beside Glastonbury coverage, I got three new cds through the door yesterday thanks to an Amazon gift certificate given to me for my birthday: the new Bon Iver, Dengue Fever and Paul Simon albums. I listened to the Bon Iver last week on NPR, and I liked it, except for the odd last song, which made me feel like I was watching a Hallmark daytime tv movie in the 80s. I wonder if it will grow on me? Not sure. I am looking forward to tucking in to the others. It’s just getting the chance. The Noodle’s been monopolizing the stereo with his nursery rhymes and Aloe Blacc lately. (“I Need A Dollar” is his favorite song at the moment. I think he likes the deliberate striking of the piano keys. I once caught him getting down to the beginning of Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5″ with the same sort of piano action.)
I am also simultaneously working on a couple mix cds for some people that deserve ‘em – and a new one that popped on the radar after a chat with one of my good friends from California who admitted to me that she had no Peter Gabriel, but she thought the show in Berkeley was amazing. I’ve never had this process take so long, but like everything with being a mom, I’m getting used to it!
Tuesday: Run – 30.28
Friday: Run – 30.11