Alt-J / triangles are my favorite shape

I've been waiting to see Alt-J all summer!  I have been super swamped with work, so this was a nice break. 

Alt-J is definitely a different kind of sound.  Most of the time I have no idea what they are saying.  Only at the chorus when the beat slows down, some phrases become clear.  

Before the show Lina and I were trying to sing our favorite songs however, it was impossible for the other person to guess.  I can play the song so clearly in my head, but when I try to produce the same sounds it is impossible to tell what I am singing. 

We had fun seeing Alt-J at the Hollywood Bowl. But I am definitely getting old.  I had to sit down during the show and knocked out right when I got home. As my students would say, YOLO!

Here are some of my favorite tracks by Alt-J: 
Dissolve Me
Every Other Freckle
Tessellate 

Enjoy!

90's Boy Bands

So, I never really got into the typical 90s "boy bands".  I remember as kids, Alison & I would listen to Savage Garden in her room, but to be honest the battle between N'SYNC and Backstreet Boys was whatevs to me.  

Anyways, in 4th grade I clearly remember going to the local Radio Shack and picking up my very own Sony radio/cassette player.  I used this cassette player until I had enough money to buy a CD player.  But long story short, that was the start for my love of listening to music.  My "boy bands" were Third Eye Blind, Blink 182 & the Goo Goo Dolls.  To this day, the intro to First Date is my morning alarm and these guys are all still rotated on my playlists.  

If you're looking for some good 90's rock hits or just a nice flashback, here you go:
Never Let You Go- Third Eye Blind
Jumper- Third Eye Blind
What's My Age Again- Blink-182
Black Balloon- Goo Goo Dolls
Name- Goo Goo Dolls
Slide- Goo Goo Dolls

Thank you Benson for taking me to see one of my favorite 90s "boy bands".  I seriously rocked out at the Third Eye Blind concert.  I was definitely channeling my elementary/middle school self.