Monday, June 11, 2007

The boy continues to grow at an astonishing rate. It is seriously one of the BEST things in the world to come home from work, to see him playing in his ExerSaucer or somesuch, all intent and serious about his fun, and then to see him suddenly look up, as if to say 'Oh, hi daddy!' And then he gives me this little sly but incredibly significant smile, that I swear, if you could harness it, you could perform miracles. Water to wine. Flower held up is buddhanature. All that stuff.

Ok, here is my desert island list. These are albums that I find incredibly significant and powerful, but which most people may not get at all. The truth is that they're just not really listening, and should try harder.

Wah-wah, by James.
Passengers by the Passengers.
On This Planet, by Steve Roach.
Airdrawndagger, by Sasha.
Meddle, by Pink Floyd.
Live 93, by the Orb.
New Ancient Strings, by Toumani Diabate.
Vast, by Saul Stokes.
Offered Schematics Suggesting Peace, by Sound Tribe Sector 9.

3 Comments:

Blogger Sherri said...

And then he gives me this little sly but incredibly significant smile, that I swear, if you could harness it, you could perform miracles. Water to wine. Flower held up is buddhanature. All that stuff.

Yeah, I totally understand. Karma has actually started smiling at her daddy's voice (even though she's only a month!) and is doing such amazing things. She follows you with her eyes and she bats at pooh and piglet on her swingy chair and she's been doing those baby push-up, head things since she came out of the womb. It's just awesome to watch her watch the world. Oh, and she's scooting when she's on her tummy. She likes to scoot up your body until she hits your shoulder then slide down and start all over again. I bet Beth loves to watch you with Jack as much as I love watching Russ with Karma. *sigh*

Isn't parenthood just the coolest?!

9:19 AM  
Blogger twd3lr said...

You've compelled me to enter my own "people may not get this" desert island list of music, Peter. I do find it interesting that you'd pick Wah-Wah; it never quite did it for me.

Radiohead - Kid A/Amnesiac
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Portishead - Portishead
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Björk - Homogenic
The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
David Bowie - Heathen

12:21 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

Parenthood is, in fact, the coolest shit I've ever experienced. Seriously.

Yeah. I must admit I have rather different taste in music than pretty much everyone I know.

10:49 PM  

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