Magic, Music and…Republicans?
I know that I’m probably the very last person to post about this silly franchise, as everyone else went to the midnight showings. I started reading this series, for the first time, when he was about a week old. I have always read aloud to him but on our third spin through the set, he’s finally latching on to the characters and stories. My mom and Step-Popi live right near Harry Potter World and are, might I say, pretty die hard Harry fans. We’ve been once and are preparing to head down, again, in a little over a month. The most recent excitement about this silly thing, though, is that, yesterday, a very special present arrived from Orlando, in the form of Ron Weasley’s wand!
Moving on to music, Peter Mayer is sort of an obscure musical reference who really should be much more popular. He is one of my favorites, not only for pure aural quality but also for his amazing lyrics. If you don’t want to listen to the whole thing, I’ll just pick out my favorite bit for you.
Death may raise its voice today O but life will have its say Speaking in lovers and in children In poets pens and philosopher's visions Life is a planet's daring dream Earth's devotion, spoken in green
The second is Earth Town Square which appeals to the part of me that hopes that globalization will be a productive, peaceful thing. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in my macrobiotic obsession that I forget that inovation, love and life are often only born from breaking down borders and moving out of our comfort zones. Here’s to a more connected global community, universal corporations be forgotten…
Here’s my favorite from this clip:
And the place looks strangely tiny, When you see it from the moon. And there's music in the park: Marimbas and guitars Bag pipes, sitars. Now it's feeling like a small town With 6 billion people downtown Even Babble can't compare... to Earth Town Square.
In the same vein, I have to give a big shout out to equally obscure, albiet, cultish Emma’s Revolution with a fabulous ode to Peace.
Lastly, I am about halfway through Curtis Sittenfeld’s American Wife.
Right, so, Harry Potter and two really left wing musical guests wouldn’t really lend themselves to my reading of a book based loosely on the life of America’s most recent Republican First Lady. (yes, that’s Laura, you silly Lefties. Michelle is officially on the Democrat ticket. Enough!) I had no idea that the protagonist was supposed to be Laura when I picked up the book and while I am a bit appalled that it ever ended up in my hands, I’m sort of enjoying it. I’ll save my deeper comments for the post going up, hopefully, tomorrow, but I thought it would be a funny end to this post, especially since it sort of snuck up on me.