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Folk Yeah: S.O.B. by Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

by Lindy

I absolutely love this song and video by Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats – S.O.B.

His voice is gravely and rustic, reminding me of some of my favorite classic country artists. The video and music is similar to the vibe of O Brother Where Art Thou with the folk elements. The hand clapping, foot stomping, humming and swearing/shouting is infectious. The prison story element is compelling – nod to Greg Barnes and Melissa Giles, producers.

I don’t have personal experience with delirium tremens or alcoholism, but can relate to needing a stiff drink on occasion. Cheers!

My friend/drinking buddy Vanessa and I with our lemondrop martinis at the Green Dragon, Carlsbad

You can purchase this Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats album on CD, MP3 or vinyl!


Awestruck by Finnish Rendition of Thunderstruck

by Lindy

Creative genius consistently originates from Scandinavian/Nordic countries. Recall: ABBA, Ace of Base, A-ha, Aqua, Ylvis, IKEA…

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Finnish band Steve ‘n’ Seagulls? They perform awesome, bluegrass-ish renditions of popular rock songs. Their music videos are extremely entertaining with versatile instruments such as the anvil, spoons, mandolin, banjo, accordion and more. Their costumes are rustic, minimalist and dare I say sexy.

Finnish Band Steve ‘n’ Seagulls | www.stevenseagulls.com

Here is an epic rendition of AC DC’s song Thunderstruck by Finnish sensation, Steve’n’Seagulls.

I hear they’re on tour. Let’s bring them to Southern California, where overalls with bare chests are all the rage!


Kreative FM Podcast Episode 16 – Polar Vortex vs. El Niño

by Lindy
Veterans Day 2014

Veterans Day 2014 – Airman Thompson

Show notes:

  • Thanks for all the great feedback! Question from Atari of New Brunswick from The Twitter: “Is the Polar Vortex affecting your El Niño much?”
  • Drinking: vodka, Squirt, grapefruit juice
  • Turpentine by Brandi Carlile
  • Whole Foods dining
  • Washington visit
  • The Inclinator
  • Renaissance Club Sport gym
  • Buttercup ailing
  • Veterans Day 2014
  • Vines
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit, Muppets
  • Harp Twins
  • He-man, She-ra, Castle Grayskull

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We’ll aim to have a new episode up in a few weeks!

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Unplugged: Scare Away the Dark

by Lindy

Howdy!

It’s been four months since I’ve written a blog post. No apologies or remorse. I’ve been immersed in living, working, vacationing, socializing, mothering, exercising, surviving.

Santa Cruz

In my element – the great outdoors! | Santa Cruz, CA

Many of my adventures are captured on Instagram for your perusal, but this has been a great year. Highlights from the past four months include:

  • Grand Canyon
  • Bedrock City (Flintstones)
  • Nashville
  • Dollywood
  • #LindysNautical40th – 40th birthday party!
  • Funniest Housewives of Orange County girls night out
  • Family Camp at Campland San Diego
  • Camp Pendleton Mud Run
  • Irish Fair Festival
  • Washington D.C.
  • Celebrating Fourth of July with my visiting Norwegian family
  • Donna’s Manhattan Beach birthday weekend
  • “Camp Annika” birthday party
  • Surgery
  • Week in Santa Cruz – AirBnB cottage
  • Family camp at Montecito Sequoia
  • San Diego family reunion weekend
  • Back to school
  • Job change
  • Frozen ice skating birthday party
  • Running the household solo for two weeks – the ultimate adventure

In the grand scheme of things, blogging (and podcasting) has taken a backseat to enjoying life and all its craziness. I do enjoy writing and publishing, so I’m not giving it up. Just not being as regimented. This new song by Passenger, Scare Away the Dark, so beautifully captures the importance of unplugging from technology and connecting with the outside world and people. Read the lyrics and see the video below.

Lyrics: Scare Away the Dark
well sing
sing at the top of your voice
and love without fear in your heart
feel, feel like you still have a choice
if we all light up we can scare away the dark

we wish our weekdays away
spend our weekends in bed
we drink ourselves stupid
and work ourselves dead
and all just because
that’s what mum and dad said we should do
but we should run through the forests
we should swim in the streams
we should laugh we should cry
we should love we should dream
we should stare at the stars
and not just at screens
you should hear what i’m saying
and know what it means to sing

sing at the top of your voice
and love without fear in your heart
feel, feel like you still have a choice
if we all light up we can scare away the dark

well we wish we were happier, thinner and fitter
we wish we weren’t losers and liars and quitters
we want something more not just nasty and bitter
we want something real not just hashtags and twitter
it’s the meaning of life and it’s streamed live on youtube
but i bet gangnam style would still get more views
and we’re scared of drowning and flyers and shooters
but we’re all slowly dying in front of computers so sing

sing at the top of your voice now
oh and love without fear in your heart
can you feel, feel like you still have a choice
if we all light up we can scare away the dark

oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

well sing
sing at the top of your voice
and love without fear in your heart
feel, feel like you still have a choice
if we all light up we can scare away the dark

Let me know what you do to unplug from computers and connect with the outside world.

Passenger’s new album Whispers is available on Amazon.com. You can even get it on vinyl with a free MP3 download to boot! I’m getting the vinyl for my Crosley retro record player.

Amazon Editorial Review:

“Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, presents Whispers, the follow up to 2012 s All The Little Lights, which featured the international hit single and 3x Platinum “Let Her Go.”

Recorded in Sydney and co-produced by Chris Vallejo, Whispers is comprised of 11 tracks that tell tales some real, some imagined of love, death, growing up and getting old. A master of story telling, Passenger yet again strikes the perfect balance between the heartbreaking and the humorous, all wrapped in beautiful instrumentation, creating a sumptuous, symphonic sound.

“This is easily the most “up” album I’ve ever made,” explains Passenger. “It s quite cinematic. There are lots of big stories and big ideas. There are also some somber moments about loneliness and death but, hey, it wouldn’t be a Passenger album without those. Mostly though, it s a really positive album.”

Lead single “Scare Away The Dark,” which is already a fan favorite at live shows, presents listeners with a different side of Passenger than the one they’ve come to know from international smash single “Let Her Go.” It s a riotous rant about technology taking over our lives, calling on listeners to seize the moment and embrace life. Though he didn’t realize it at the time, title track “Whispers” captures the chaos in Passenger’s head as “Let Her Go” began to snowball. “Heart’s On Fire” is the album’s grandest love song, starting sparse on finger picked guitar and building into a dramatic, passionate, strings-soaked plea to the person you can’t get out of your head.”


Kreative FM Podcast Episode 4 – Tribute to Leif Erikson

by Lindy

As a tribute to Leif Erikson, the Norse explorer and discoverer of America, take a listen to episode four of Kreative FM Podcast.

Show notes:

  • Happy Leif Erikson Day!
  • Girls’ trip to Boulder/Denver, Colorado and liver training (Norwegian vs. Irish – who drinks better)
  • Tune In Radio – KUNC (Northern Colorado)
  • Rain, lightning and thunder in Southern California and a skiddish Saint Bernard
  • Strange children’s birthday parties
  • Real estate exploration with Zillow
  • City Data Forum for city exploration via discussion
  • Interior decorating ideas with Houzz
  • AirBnB for economical lodging exploration
  • Waterfront property on the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
  • Soundbytes: Kimya Dawson – “Looking Out the Windshield”, Flight of the Conchords – “Business Time” and Epic Rap Battles of History – “Adam vs. Eve”

Thank you for listening to Kreative FM! If you have any feedback, questions or ideas for future episodes, email us at kreativefm@kreativehaus.com. You can even email us an audio file or suggested media we can play on the show. Also interact with us on our social media sites: @kreativehaus / @nbhaus.

We’ll aim to have a new episode in two weeks! Topic: TBD

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Kimya Dawson: Looking Out the Windshield

by Lindy

I love Kimya Dawson music. I first discovered her alt/folk/acoustic poetry when watching one of my favorite indie movies, “Juno” and I’ve been hooked since.

Did you know Kimya Dawson has a kids’ music CD called “Alpha-Butt?” It’s contains catchy tunes with potty talk that kids and immature adults enjoy.

Three years ago, I even dressed up as Juno for Halloween. I was pregnant at the time and had the perfect outfit and toted a Slurpee. Unfortunately, only a few of our neighbors understood the reference.

Juno Halloween Costume 2010

Juno Halloween Costume 2010

Recently, I found this lovely, poetic Kimya Dawson song while on SoundCloud: “Looking Out the Windshield”. Listen to it by clicking on the linkage below.

Here is a snippet of the lyrics that I enjoyed:

“I don’t understand what numbers have to do with success.
Or what sales have to do with happiness.
Unless they’re the kind of sails that carry me to sea.
Where my grandma and grandpa are waiting for me.” – Kimya Dawson lyrics

If you like this song, you might also like her song, “Walk Like Thunder”, where she sings realistically about depression/suicide/death and persevering strength.


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