A cruising with all the windows down kind of song

Just came across this track and I am digging it. Hollywood by RAC featuring Penguin Prison. It’s got a very up beat feel to it. It’s a summer jam, the kind of song you want playing as you are cruising with all the windows down and no destination in mind.

It’s been cold and raining for quite some time up here in the Boston area. Today is a break from the rain, and this song is just what I needed to hear on my ride in 🙂

Sunsets and Car Crashes

This is a rather clever title in my opinion, as it serves multiple purposes.

For starters, it’s Music Monday. And “Sunsets and Car Crashes” is one of my FAVORITE songs from The Spill Canvas. I actually think they might be my all time favorite band. I can listen to any of the their stuff no matter what mood I am in.

If you have never heard the song or of Spill Canvas, then check this out and then check out some of their other stuff. You won’t regret it. Promise

Now on to my weekend. It started off with the latter of Sunsets and Car Crashes. That’s right, a great start to my weekend. I was pretty excited to not have to be traveling anywhere and to just hang out. I had a baby shower on Saturday, which I still had not gotten a gift, so after work I decided to stop at Babys R Us to pick something up.

As a side bar, I really hate that place. It is extremely overwhelming. You can never find anything, or at least I can’t. There are crying babies everywhere. And I don’t know what half the things are in that place.

Anyways, I had a relatively quick and painless Babys R Us experience, and then was on my way home. But I wouldn’t get out of this that easy. As I was driving straight and heading towards an intersection with a green light, a car decided to pull out of a parking lot out of nowhere, and slam into me. Thank you.
Now let me share a diagram that I made for my insurance people, just to make sure they understood what went on here.

I am the green car. I am in the middle lane, minding my own business, traveling straight, preparing to go through an intersection where the light is green. But red car over there had other plans. If you look closely, you will see that where this car was coming from, directly in front of it is a median. Yes, there is a median there, and it is a right turn only, for good reason. This smart kid decided he was going to try to ignore the right turn only, and cross three lanes of traffic – and not only cross three lanes but drive into it because of the median, in order to get to the other side. Great idea buddy.
So he crashed right into the front right side of my car. I was able to drive it over into the parking lot in which he came out of, but it was definitely not drive-able.
Cops came and worked out that whole deal. And then arrived the tow trucks for both our cars. The tow truck driver was super nice. Told me of a really good shop right next to where I live, and offered to drop me off at home as well. And he didn’t charge me mileage! Thank you Mr. Tow Truck driver, wherever you are.

So that was the start to my weekend. Thankfully my godmother is my insurance agent, and she was able to get everything started on this. This happened at 5 o’clock on Friday afternoon/evening, so of course nothing was going to happen over at the insurance companies, but at least she was able to get it into the system to start being processed Monday morning. I picked up my rental car on Saturday morning, which will be paid for by this kid obviously. Had to get something comparable to my car, so I got a Chevy Impala.

It’s newer, has a V6 so it has a little more pep than my Mazda, and it’s got a sunroof. So I am okay with it. But still not happy about all this hassle that I have to deal with! And my poor car 😦 Hopefully should hear back soon what kind of damage they think was done to my car and how much it will cost.

Anyways, after this whole episode, the rest of the weekend went pretty well. A and I just hung around pretty much the entire weekend. Getting things done around the apartment. We went for a stroll around Boston on Saturday night, to get ice cream from JP Licks. Amazing ice cream. Sadly, we learned that the one we always go to is no longer there. Their lease ran out and rent hikes forced them to leave. Very sad. So we went to the grocery store and got ourselves each a half-gallon of ice cream and ate that while we watched Friends with Benefits. Hilarious movie. Justin Timberlake is the man, and is so funny in this movie. It is no Oscar winner clearly, but just a funny Saturday night flick.
Sunday we took Goomba for a long walk around this pond in town. He loved all the attention he was getting from other dog walkers. And we saw a sunset to end our weekend.

Both A and little Goomba were pretty tired last night, they both ended up passing out in my lap, and it was too cute not to take a picture.

Goomba had his paw over A, and they both literally fell asleep like this. Too cute 🙂

So you see, the title Sunsets and Car Crashes serves multiple purposes here. It fulfills my music needs on this Monday Morning. It also accurately sums up my weekend. Hope you all had weekends that involved happy sunsets and no car crashes.

Happy Monday 🙂

Music Monday: The Veldt

Well the Monday workday is almost over.

Just heard this new Deadmau5 song. It’s a bit different from his usual stuff – it’s very chill. Just what I needed for this afternoon.

It’s also got a cool story to it. Deadmau5 created this instrumental piece for “The Veldt”, a short story written by Ray Bradbury. Well he created this, but then let people submit vocals for it, but the vocals had to relate to the story. This guy Chris James sent it in, Deadmau5 fell in love immediately, and so that is how this song came about. It’s always cool when a famous artist finds some unknown talent and brings them in on their work.

Give it a listen.

http://soundcloud.com/adrianobugmann/deadmau5-the-veldt-radio-edit

Music Monday … on Thursday

I know I know. It is Thursday, not Monday. I missed Music Monday this week because things have been a little crazy. But Music Thursday just doesn’t sound right – so just go with me on this one.

Last night was the last episode EVER of One Tree Hill. It was a sad night for me. I know, I shouldn’t admit this. Half of you are probably saying “That show is still on?” and the other half are saying “I can’t believe you watch that show!”. Don’t judge me. I have been watching since season one and I just sort of grew up with it. So get over it.

But anyways, yesterday was the series finale and I had to say goodbye. One of the many reasons why I like the show is because they introduce me to so many good new artists and songs. Yesterday, I heard a song by Cary Brothers, called “Free Like You Make Me”, and I am in love. It’s been on repeat for me all day.

It’s very chill. And moving. Take a listen.

Music Monday

Someone’s got a case of the Mondays.

It was a long busy weekend, with lots of driving. But that is what A and I do. We are off driving somewhere to see someone every weekend.

There will be no driving this weekend though. I am looking forward to this coming weekend because …. GOOMBA comes home. A and I have Friday off, and we will be spending the entire weekend with the little guy and getting him used to us and the apartment.

Here are a couple new pictures. He’s getting so big so fast.



Tell me he is not the cutest thing you have ever seen.

🙂

Well it is Monday, and like most week days, I need music to get me through the work day. I decided to make Mondays Music Monday’s, and post my current favorite song or some new stuff that I might have heard over the weekend. Real original, I know. Get over it, I did.

Today’s music comes to you from Dada Life. Never been to a concert, but they have a fetish with bananas – and since I am not a fan of bananas whatsoever, I am not sure I want to go. But that doesn’t mean I can’t jam out to their tunes.

On second thought, even though I might be too old for this kind of thing, it did look pretty wild and fun. I guess I could give a concert a shot. Just keep the bananas away from me.

There is also a vocal version of the above song which is just as good.

Happy listening 🙂