What We’re Listening to/Watching – April 2012

cds and dvdsA sampling of what we’re listening to and watching:

Laura E.  – I’m watching Community and loving it! This is a totally under-appreciated comedy gem. And I’ve been listening to Fur and Gold by Bat for Lashes, pretty alterna music.

Amy V. – I’m watching The Big Bang Theory. (Bazinga!).

Sarah – I am watching Buffy for the first time. (I know, for SHAME that it’s taken me so long!).  I am listening to a zillion things, though–  Wrecking Ball–Bruce Springsteen, Sigh No More–Mumford and Sons, The King is Dead–The Decemberists.

Emily – The Way – Tom (Martin Sheen) journeys to France to collect the remains of his son (Emilio Estevez) who was killed while hiking the Camino de Santiago.  Instead of returning home, Tom completes the traditional journey in his son’s place, interacting with other pilgrims and locals encountered along the way.

McKenzie – I just discovered All the Roadrunning, a CD collaboration between Emmylou Harris and Mark Knopfler and it’s pretty much been on repeat since I downloaded it. It’s this fun hybrid between bluegrass, rock and country that really works so well with their unique voices and instruments.

And as for a DVD, Like Crazy is pretty new and it’s really great. Don’t watch it if you’re not into ambiguous endings, but do if you enjoy a young love story, de-mystified.

Laura S. – Before my sister left for Morocco we started rewatching all the past episodes of How I Met Your Mother. I’m about halfway through. They are, if it’s even possible, funnier than the first time I saw them.

I’ve been listening to the The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond Soundtrack. It’s like they looked at my most played artist on Spotify and then asked them to makes songs just for me. Neko Case, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Civil Wars, The Decemberists; their choices are spot on for the tone of the book and movie.

Eric – I am listening to Robert Johnson-King of the Delta Blues and Etta James- Her Best. I am watching Justified season two and Regular Show Slack Pack (for me but also with my children)

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