Weekend Round-Up: May GrayPosted: May 15, 2011
Well, the May Gray is definitely here. It’s been cloudy these past few days and it’s going to rain next week. Who’s complaining? I’m not!
Lesson of the Week: After the first half-week of shopping ban and remixing, I feel OK. I’m still not sure if how I’m going to do on the shopping ban yet (I’ll tell you all about it in my one-week update next Tuesday), but I’m feeling good about the remixing. Like I said, it helps that I don’t have to do this all in a row. And I promise, I will confess if I cheat on my shopping ban 🙂
Blog of the Week: What I Wore. I think Jessica Quirk is the superstar of fashion blogging. She’s a great stylist, an accomplished seamstress (I want those vintage-patterned dresses so bad!), plus she’s gorgeous. And she has a book on personal style coming out this July. Yeah, I’m turning green with envy here.
Book of the Week: “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat” by Oliver Sacks. I have to admit, I picked up this book simply because my favorite band, Travis, named one of their albums (my favorite Travis album, too) after this book. It’s a book about neurological disorders, focusing on the case studies of Oliver Sacks’ patients. You may think that’s boring, and yes, some of it is too technical for me, but I found it fascinating to see how the brain functions (or dysfunctions, actually) and how bizarre those disorders manifest themselves. Oh and apparently the titular case was adapted into a one-act opera. Makes sense, seeing how the patient was a music professor.
Song of the Week: Well, since I mentioned “The Man Who,” it’s only fitting that this week’s song is the first single out of that album, “Writing To Reach You” by Travis.
When I first heard this song, it sounded so familiar to me but I couldn’t put my finger on the reason why. It wasn’t until years later that I found out it was because they used the same guitar chords as Oasis’ “Wonderwall” (acknowledged in the lyric: “What’s a wonderwall anyway?” Yeah, good question. What is a wonderwall?)
Wow, it’s the same thing like last week with Matchbox 20’s “Push.” I’ve followed these bands for so long I forgot how young they looked when I first discovered them!