Sunday, February 11, 2007

birthdays


I’ve spent a fair amount of time this week really enjoying listening to three new CDs bought for me by my daughters (and their husbands!) – “Trouble” by Ray Lamontagne; “O” by Damien Rice; and “Ys” by Joanna Newsom (all excellent!). My musical tastes are very broad and I love being surprised by music or artists previously unfamiliar to me. I’ve been very fortunate to receive some fantastic music from family and friends over recent years – which makes a change from me simply coming out of shops armed with cheap CD versions of stuff I used to have on vinyl or cassette!
The birthday festival fortnight (I have a lot of Aquarian friends – all much younger than me!) continued over the weekend and included celebrating Tamsie’s birthday at the BocaBar on Friday night here in Bristol and lunch at Quod in Oxford on Saturday with great friends Gail (her birthday too!)+Ian and Debby+Ken. Lovely time!

2 comments:

Alice said...

Ah! Glad you've had lovely times with your pals and are enjoying your music. Track 2 of Ray is still our favourite at the moment.

Sounds like you've had a fab weekend. Our youth group w/e was cancelled! A friend an I got to the venue in the lakes only to find the heating was broken. Drove home in the snow with 2 cross babies in the back!

Happy half term! xxx

Ellen Loudon said...

Good choice of music. All very enjoyable and not at all straight forward.