I am not very good at this Music Monday business, but in honor of seeing David Sedaris tonight here’s some Billie Holiday!
Driving home from David Sedaris we landed on the subject of Family Heroes. We have a lot- people who have shaped our family and are generally beloved. The list isn’t official, we haven’t run it by my sisters, and some people are still in the petitioning stages, but a few of the obvious contenders were David Sedaris, Bob Dylan, Wes Anderson, Norton Juster, Edward Eager, Ira Glass, J.D. Salinger (controversial. I say he should be on the list, but my dad is unconvinced), and Joss Wedon. There were more, but they were up for debate, like the Dalai Lama, and Pope John Paul II (I think they should both be on the list).
Today was nice and full. I went to class, and lab, and I had my first ever mandolin lesson! I’ve never been very musical, but maybe that’s about to change. I felt comfortable with my instructor, which is really important, since I couldn’t play in front of my high school guitar teacher. He has an impressive mustache, and he’s letting me rent my mandolin for cheap, so that’s pretty awesome. It’s still very new, so I don’t have any mandolin stories yet, but I’m hoping to soon.
Life was really full and happy today, but I don’t know what to say about it. I feel really good though. 🙂