We turned on the TV last night, it bein' Wednesday and all, and watched From the Top, which is NPR's show featuring musical prodegies. What's good on the radio is even better on TV! These young people are not just musically talented, but charming and engaging speakers. It's fascinating, and it could be longer than just half and hour.
Then, we watched a PBS show called Selling the War, which was an insightful look at how the press helped the administration sell the war in Iraq to the American people. I hope that's on again, so that more people get a chance to see it.
We got lucky on our Wednesday, huh?
Ekim recently got back from Brazil, which was a work trip, and he was staying about an hour from Sao Paulo, which he got to tour, and he ate really good food all week. People there were particularly interested in seeing him eat (it's his boyish figure). His hosts sound like wonderful people, and they gave Ekim a couple things to take back to The Wife! Hey, that's me--I won't have to buy coffee for a really really long time (and I'm looking forward to trying this coffee. I will be a spoiled princess, after this), and--a very nice man named Jose gave me a CD ROM containing about 116 bossa nova songs. Wow.
So, of course I have some of these on my MP3 player now, and I'm a happy camper.
And what do I see?
Balou caught my eye with her meme. More fun with MP3 players! So, strap on your Ipod, MP3, or whatever, hit shuffle, and have fun with these questions, using lyrics or titles--
How does the world see me?
...but she just doesn't see...(a beautiful guitar rendition of The girl from Ipanema)
Will I have a happy life?
Abri a Porta (open the door? Help! It's in Portugese)
What’s going to happen next?
...this loud Cuban band is crucifying John Lennon...(John Mellancamp)
What do my friends really think of me?
Let's Misbehave (Cole Porter)
Do people secretly lust after me?
Swingin' sixties, here I come, yeah!!! (Soul Bossa Nova--theme from Austin Powers)
How can I make myself happy?
...Mr. Johns and I tell each other fairy tales (Counting Crows)
What should I do with my life?
Everyday I write the book (Elvis Costello)
Will I have more children?
Phantom Limb--The Shins
What is some good advice for me?
She said she needed a break...(Bowling for Soup)
How will I be remembered?
Baby, I've Changed (Fountains of Wayne)
What is my signature song?
Put Your Records On (Corinna Bailey Rae)
What does everyone else think my signature song is?
Hmmm, sounds like too much fun in Portugese (A catchy Gilberto Gil recording)
What song will play at my funeral?
God's Comic (ooops, that's Elvis C. again)
What type of boys do I like?
...from Nashville came a dark horse riding up....(They Might Be Giants)
What is my day going to be like?
beeomumDA, badeedeedeeDEEdee, BEEomdada...
And yes, I changed my blog again. Give me a simple code, and I go wild. This background is supposed to look like tie dye.