tunes : kings of convenience



Hi All -

Black Eiffel had a beautiful post this week about ballerinas and it reminded me of the graceful Lladro porcelain figurine my Mom gave to me in college. When I was a kid, my best friend took all types of dance classes and was always in a recital. I wanted to join in, but was taking Flute lessons at the time and Mom couldn't afford the dance classes, too. Finally, when I got to college, I was able to live my dream and take ballet, modern, etc. three times a week. I don't think I was ever graceful, but it was fun and great exercise.

Now, the last couple of weeks have been particularly stressful with the financial meltdowns, and I've been listening to far too much NPR. I think this week's musical choice will provide a perfect respite from all the commotion - Kings of Convenience. I might be late to the party on this band from Norway, but better late than never. If you like Simon & Garfunkel, you will love these guys. I downloaded the album Riot On An Empty Street from iTunes and it included two songs featuring Feist - Know-How' and' The Build Up. This video for I'd Rather Dance With You is adorable and brings it all back to ballet.

Enjoy your weekend - get into the swing!

xo, Cindy

14 comments:

Laura said...

I love Simon & Garfunkel!

please sir said...

Love it - the figure is so beautiful! Happy weekend!

Julia said...

I'm getting in to the swing :)

Great videa, Cindy! i love, love your taste in music!

Have a great weekend~

S.HOPtalk said...

You are now my official resource for music. Love this...and I can never get enough of "ballet pink"--it's my favorite. Have a great weekend!

cindy : quaint said...

cool ... those giggling ballerinas just make me giggle, too. that's a good thing.

Mrs.French said...

ode to ballerinas...love it...growing up, that is all I wanted to be...my momma couldn't afford the lessons either...we need to get together and Swan Lake all over the place.... ;)

cindy : quaint said...

oh yes, traci - come on over!

littlebrownpen said...

Fantastic! Love the video. Quite the respite from the financial fiasco - and it takes a lot to redirect my attention from it lately. Have a lovely weekend!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

good choice...see you soon!

cindy : quaint said...

glad you like it! i've been listening to the album quite a bit this weekend.

julie king said...

the lladro is beautiful! good for you that you took dance in college. too funny that you posted about dance today 'cause i did too. smile!

love the song and the video. just adorable!

spread your wings said...

thanks for the introduction to this group. i loved S&G in college.
also i want to look into that magazine link you have here "Design for Mankind"
so glad i stumbled upon your blog - well actually via my daughter's flickr page
thanks

LBB said...

Great post! I always wanted to take dance growing up too (but was involved in many other things...including playing the flute too) and like you, finally got my chance in college when I took a ballet class and loved it!
Enjoyed that music video...thanks for sharing! And I love that sweet background pattern in your photograph...whatever it is?

cindy : quaint said...

julie - thank you and your post made me smile from ear to ear.
hi spread your wings!
lbb - that is such a coincidence. the background is fabric i purchased in purl patchwork.