Media Report #1

I don't want to make a habit of going a whole month without posting, so here is a collection of things I'm enjoying right now. This will be a recurring feature on the blog.


Reading: The whole Harry Potter series.

I loved these the first time I read them all and just felt it was about time to revisit them. Rowling creates a fantastic world that just sucks you in and, no, reading these books will not turn you or your children into Wiccans. There so much good in these stories for those who are looking.


Listening: Vessel by Twenty One Pilots

This album contains so many things that I really love to hear in music: clever lyrics, great drumming, occasional screaming. What has made me listen to it for the past couple days is the duo's willingness to just make the kind of music they want to - it's pretty tough to categorize.

These lines from "Holding On To You" sum it up for me:

Lean with it, rock with it,
When we gunna stop with it,
Lyrics that mean nothing, we were gifted with thought,
Is it time to move our feet to an introspective beat,
It ain't the speakers that bump hearts, it's our hearts that make the beat.


Also Listening: RelayFM

Sometime last year, I started listening to podcasts. I've grown to love the medium and now there about five of them that I listen to weekly (usually while driving or while getting ready in the morning). Three of those come from RelayFM, the network recently started by Myke Hurley.


Watching: Cool Hand Luke

The only reason this movie intrigued me a few nights ago is because there is a cool band that uses the title for their name. The movie, turns out, is pretty powerful and well worth watching.