Musical Perfection

I like music. I like a lot of different kinds of music. But from time to time I hear a song that makes my body tingle, the sort of song that doesn’t sound like it was written, but rather discovered; a ‘perfect song’, so to speak. I discovered another perfect song this evening while listening to my local radio station: Beirut’s ‘A Sunday Smile’. Happily, it is currently available as a free mp3 download at Beirut’s official website, and I’ve been listening obsessively all night. I think maybe I should stop before I overdo it.

R has been making huge strides (haw!) in her walking ability. She’s practically up to running already, chasing the dog and cats around the house with glee. She’s pretty much completely given up on crawling at this point, and just walks everywhere. I’m also happy to report that she seems to be developing a love for music: whenever we start singing, she stops what she’s doing and starts swaying back and forth in a little dance.

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We’re also nearly at the stage where we learn which words we say way too often. For instance, R has been making a lot of wordlike sounds lately, but she’s only just recently started saying ‘no’ very clearly and quite frequently. For instance, she’ll walk over and grab a big handful of dirt from the potted plant (to eat, naturally) while saying ‘no no no no’.

Update: by request, for those of you without flash, here’s a direct link to download A Sunday Smile in mp3 format.

3 Comments

  1. Posted January 29, 2008 at 12:23 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Both Beirut albums are incredible.. even moreso when you consider Condon recorded the first almost single handed. They also put on one of the best live shows I’ve seen in years in Toronto last year.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted January 30, 2008 at 1:47 am | Permalink | Reply

    Mind posting a more direct link, for those who don’t use Flash?

  3. Posted January 30, 2008 at 4:39 am | Permalink | Reply

    I updated the original post with a direct link to the file.