Friday, January 21, 2011

Moooosica! Musica!

I was going to post an update about the 30 Day Dare, but it's kind of mundane. Still vegan, still loving it. That's about all there is to update on. I'll be ending this dare with my favorite recipes, an interview with the people who have helped guide me along this challenge and their thoughts on it and I'll be preparing a three course vegan meal for the in-laws (which will be documented here of course!). Since starting the challenge and realizing how well my body has responded to it, I've decided that after it is over I'll be going vegetarian completely, with a vegan lean. This may or may not be due to my viewing "Earthlings". I'd recommended it but it definitely isn't for the weak of stomach nor for those who really want to see what's going on in our meat, fur, pet industries. I cried and had to cover my eyes multiple times and while it was almost torturous to watch, I'm glad I did because it gave more meaning to this challenge and catapulted me into really thinking about my ethics.

Jeez, I guess that's an update right there right?!

Anyway, I mostly just wanted to post some songs I've been obsessed with for the last couple days. So here you go-

Jack White's lovely wife seems to be just as talented as her counterpart (and reminds me that I need to touch up my roots)-


For those of you who enjoy Natalie Portman being cute and odd videos (I regularly shake my groove thing to this while cooking)-



Because Iggy Pop never gets old to me.


I never tire of hearing these Swedish (there must be something in their genes that allows them to make awesome music)lads and lasses-


And since I was coming up short, I asked for help from my guidance counselor in all things music, James over at TucsonScene (for you locals or future Tucson explorers). Here you have "The Last of the International Fey Boys"-






So there you have it! Tonight I'll be getting cozy at one of my favorite haunts to see The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger (Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl) which sounds like-


So I'm quite jazzed. Here's hoping you all a lovely and musical weekend!

10 comments:

elb said...

On my drive home last night, I was beside a semi with about 3 layers of cows in it. Granted, I was already emotional, but seeing those ears sticking out of the holes in the trailer just broke my heart... A more vegetarian-leaning diet might be in my future...

Amanda said...

I gotta say, I didn't anticipate the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle to work as well as it has with me but it has! I feel like this little 30 Day Dare was really my inner wanting of change and I'm glad I listened to my gut on this one. I still crave meat here and there, the difference now though is that I have waaaaay more willpower and reason to stop me from hoping on the first train to burgerville. And in the long long I feel like my body will thank me for it. Good luck on your journey! I hope it's as positive for you as it has been for me!

Amanda said...

God, my grammar! I meant to say "hopping"

Eva said...

Earthlings will seriously turn anyone vegetarian.
"Why are you a Vegetarian?" Here watch this.

flyrish said...

Love the Cut Copy track. Have you heard any of the new album yet?

Ooh, the Ghosts of a Saber Tooth Tiger one, too! So very French and dreamy. Thanks for sharing.

P.S. Good for you on the veg thing. It's been been 15 years now for me -- wow, just realized that ...

Alex said...

I never heard that one with natalie portman in it, its well catchy!

Amanda said...

@Eva- Totally. I didn't expect it to but jeez...that was the most graphic documentary I've probably ever seen and I just couldn't even fathom eating meat again after this challenge. What was seen can not be unseen...

@Flyrish- I haven't! Will have to check it out. And congrats on 15 years! I love hearing about vegetarians and vegans who have made it that far. I hope to be in the same bout in 15 years.

Amanda said...

Grrr! In the same BOAT, I meant to say there.

TucsonScene.com said...

Are you going to do a review of the Saber Tooth show?

Amanda said...

Oui oui!