Archive for June, 2010

A Great Dinner

June 27, 2010 1 comment

Yesterday T and I celebrated our 11 year wedding anniversary.  Yes, she’s put up with me for 11 years, longer actually, but you generally stop counting that other time once you get married.  My Mother (thanks) came over and watched the kids, while we went out to dinner at Second Empire.  It was really nice going out to someplace just to eat dinner, no crayons, no kids menu, a nice relaxing long meal with excellent service.  The food was excellent, I started with a glass of Macallan 18 (on the rocks, quiet John it releases the flavor) while T got a half bottle of Baileyana Pinot Noir.  I geeked out a little bit and took some pictures of the food, which amused the matre d’ a bit.  Since I wasn’t the health inspector or a food critic he didn’t really care.  We had a nice 3 course meal, I had savory dessert and went with a cheese tray and wonderful cabernet sauvignon, while T went with a sweet dessert.  The food, service, and presentation were awesome it was a perfect night, I thought the cheese tray was the best part of the meal, but T’s cajun rib-eye was a close second.  Pictures and descriptions after the jump.

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Song Deconstruction: Cosmic Love

June 9, 2010 Leave a comment

My good friend Jason turned me on to this song “Cosmic Love” by Florence and the Machine.  It’s a really amazing song and right now one of my favorites.  Lyrically it’s kinda sad and beautiful at the same time, but the way she scream/sings through the lyrics, the use of the heavy beating drum, it’s really awesome.  Great to sing in the car, great to listen to loud.  There’s a tone of sacrifice in her words that comes out that I really like.  I spent today listening to it at work a bunch of times and in the car on the way home trying to memorize the lyrics and more specifically the meter.  She sings the chorus a tad different each time, with a little bit more emotion and a the music is a little more frenetic, it’s great the way it builds. This is one of those songs that I don’t think about what it says, or what it’s trying to convey I just love to listen to it and sing it.

I picked up the whole album based solely on this song, the one most people have heard “Kiss With A Fist” is fun and poppy, I haven’t given the whole album a good solid listen yet to make a judgement on the rest but so far Cosmic Love completely carries it.

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