2004-2007 were my Ambient Rock years, and Fog (aka Andrew Broder) was the reason why. While he’d retired the band for a while in there, I was excited last year to learn that he’d created a Kickstarter for a new album; this song makes me believe it will be something great.
As soulless as parking lots may be, it would be a lie to say I wasn’t elated when I opened up the curtains at my Las Vegas resort and saw the sunny parking lot above. I mean, look at those palm trees! And sun (keep in mind, I live in Seattle).
I chose this hotel for my trip in November purely because Sunset magazine had recommended it, but was pleasantly surprised by the gorgeous surroundings. Next time I’d like to rent a car and head out to Red Rock Canyon nearby. (I’ve heard amazing things about Zion National Park too, just a three-ish-hour drive to the northeast.)
September 24 will mark the 20th anniversary of BBC’s 1995 Pride and Prejudice miniseries release… So who’s ready for some tailgating? :)
To start, here’s “Elizabeth observed”–one of my favorite musical interludes from the series, which clues us into the depths of Darcy’s affection for Elizabeth. Like much of the official soundtrack, it was composed by Carl Davis, who, according to Wikipedia, was born in the United States but has lived in the United Kingdom since 1961.
Give the whole playlist a listen!
Yes, I have recently discovered the incredible tastiness of Trader Joe’s Roasted Eggplant Parmesan, and all I want is to shout it from the rooftops. (This is not even a sponsored post!) The eggplant is the best texture; just enough cheese; good amount of sauce; microwavable/highly convenient… I’m just in love with the whole thing.
I’ve also noticed that Trader Joe’s can carry three+ kinds of eggplant parmesan at a single location, so, for information’s sake, here is a package picture as well.
Two years have already passed, but it recently occurred to me I never posted about one of my favorite Old San Juan walks: a $3 tour of La Fortaleza – Palacio de Santa Catalina (aka the Governor’s house). It was built between 1533 and 1540, and, according to Viator, is the the “oldest functioning executive mansion in the Western Hemisphere.”
The house doesn’t have the normal gloss of an official residence–instead the structure and grounds offer sumptuous blooms, palm trees, and ceramics (not to mention a view of the bay).
Iggy Pop first landed on my radar when he guest appeared on the Nickelodeon show Pete & Pete. I only just heard this song a week or two ago, but it has such great energy (especially for a winter’s day). No wonder Tina Turner covered it!