i love this album. it seems to always find its way into my cd changer. year after year i just keep playing it.
i’m not kidding. the girl never stops talking. she has reached that phase in the lifecycle of a little girl where she is constantly talking. there are days where she gets up in the morning and doesn’t stop chattering until she’s through the door and into her classroom. and then when i pick her up she’s chittering away again until i put her in bed. she does a lot of singing too, mostly making up songs about what she’s doing, “now i’m brushing my hair… hair…. hair…. brushing…” most of the time it’s charming, but i’ll admit to sometimes tuning her out.
1. NPR Morning edition and All things considered, a way to get a news update on the way to work 2. My folk Pandora station has a combination of John Denver, Mamas and the Papas, James Taylor, CSN&Y, Simon and Garfunkel etc.
3. Democracy Now The War and Peace Report hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. I Love them and what they are doing. 4. 104.1 KRBE, the pop music station in Houston. My guilty pleasures: Katy Perry and Ke$ha. 5. Silence. Ever since reading this article about the link between ADD and young kids watching tv we have turned it off while Sabrina is awake.
1. Bon Iver moves me like no other music ever has. It is like soul music. Completely magical. Justin Vernon was going through a rough time, shut himself in a cabin in Northern Wisconsin and created the most fabulous and magical music ever. The full story is here.
2. I am a big NPR fan too, and I'm completely convinced that Wisconsin's version is the best. I think Jean Feraca has the best voice on the radio. Love her and her show.
3. I can't get enough of Radiolab. This podcast is both wonderfully entertaining and jam packed with incredibly fascinating facts and insights about all sorts of science topics. And who couldn't love stories about the 'goats who stand on cows' phenomenon? This is an especially great episode.
4. Lindsey was actually the person who first turned me onto the podcast of The Moth and it is so incredible! Wonderful true stories, told live and never less than incredible.
5. Quiet time is one of the most soothing and vital times of the day for both my Kindergarteners and me. We have enjoyed Putumayo's various dreamland CDs so much that the kids can actually sing along (despite them being in different languages). My favorites are Asian Dreamland and African Dreamland.
So what about you? Do you have any favorite things you are listening to these days?