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Turn the Music UP!

On our first, very tired night in DC we stumbled into a shabby little bar called Black Cat on U street. Google said it was a cool place to listen to some music a bit away from the touristy parts of town and he was right.

Although we arrived way too early in good touristy fashion (the tickets said 7… amateurs XD) at least we had time to settle down after a lo-o-ong flight. And after a bit of merriment from BABY BRY BRY we finally got to here what we came for.

Hutch and Kathy of The Thermals was quite unknown to us, which makes the fact that their songs are now on all of my playlists from ‘Bath & Relax’ through ‘Aerobics’ and ‘Dance Around’, all the way to ‘Ironing’ and ‘Morning Mood’ an even bigger deal. I’m sure it was also my super loved-up ‘only-just-got-engaged-and-now-a-I-am-travelling-around-America-this-is-awesome’ mood but they were awesome and I have a new obsession.

I get these sometimes, a food, a band, a book, a hairdo…. can’t come off it for weeks 😀 They do tend to go away from time to time, because there is only so many times you can listen to Shake It Off or eat avocado toast, but this one has broken my record by being on top of my obsession list for over two months, I’m starting to think it’s here to stay.

Here is a little gem I recorded, after a few beers might I add..

And the full track list of their album cut “In Brilliance”, which I’m totally ordering on vinyl this Xmas!!

01 I Made You a Song
02 In Brilliance
03 Far & Lonely
04 On the Way to Work
05 My Unborn Beautiful
06 You’re On
07 To Heavens
08 Through the Day
09 Half These Tears
10 A Minute Decision
11 An Infinite Loop
12 Days in the Years
13 A Rich Nation
14 I Make You a Song

Happy hutching and kathying….see what I did there? yeah…. I’m tired……

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The One With The LEGOs

Who doesn’t love to play LEGO? If there is such a person in this world (which I doubt) and if this person would happen to be reading this post I would strongly recommend clicking away!

I am totally crazy about Nathan Sawaya’s ART OF THE BRICK exhibition that visited London at the end of last year. We spent hours walking around in amazement at the detail and imagination of these pieces. And it’s not just fun NOOO it is real hard work of planning and hours and hours kneeling, a crouching over tables – we saw the behind the scenes video and it looks like something I would never have the patience for.

BUT walking around taking photos of them? Right up my street!

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