Sunday, November 11, 2012

Short Post and a Song #27: A PSA for my weather-challenged New York bros

Considering the weird weather we’ve been having lately, here’s a little PSA to my fellow New Yorkers from a former Midwesterner:

Tornado: Basement good
Hurricane: Basement bad

You’re welcome.


“Sleeping Lessons” by The Shins

I became obsessed with this song a few years ago since it went well with a scene I was writing at the time. In the scene, a girl was painting. “Sleeping Lessons” is still one of my all-time favorite Shins songs so I decided to feature it today, and watched the music video for the very first time. And the video is of a girl painting! The song’s not about painting and yet The Shins (or whoever makes their music video decisions) and I both associated the song with it. It's not tough to understand why when you listen to the lyrics. "Sleeping Lessons" is about throwing off the previous generation's rigid ideas and following your own way, and a paintbrush can be a great tool for doing just that.


  1. Basement bad. Good to know. Your Anonymous Mom

    1. That's true--growing up in Ohio didn't really prepare me for hurricanes. I never would have expected New York to do that either but now I'm practically a weird weather expert.