Eight days already? Has it really been that long? It is a bit hard to believe that me and Hails have been “on our own” for this long. Let’s just say that if we said we wanted mommy to come home, that would be a huge understatement. Huge.
Earlier this week while I was giving Hailey a bath, I could tell that she didn’t want to go to bed. She just wanted to play and play and play some more. Hailey even went so far as to ask me, “Can we watch baseball?” I was actually a bit surprised by her question so I said, “What?” She clarified, “Watch the Cubs.” She is a smart little cookie that knows exactly what to say to get her way; and she ain’t even three.
We were watching the earlier innings of tonight’s Cubs game and I was attempting to explain the rules of baseball to her. No luck. Hailey just kept asking who everyone was with questions and statements like:
“Is dat D Lee with the bat?”
“Where’s Zambrano? I like Zambrano.”
“Is dat Theriot?”
As a father, I couldn’t be prouder of that little girl even if she is now doomed to a lifetime of agony as a Cubs fan.
Here are a few songs that have come into my mailbox recently including from Caithlin De Marrais (ex-Rainer Maria), from the upcoming Calexico album, from the new Neil Halstead (ex-Mojave 3) album, and from the highly anticipated upcoming Parts & Labor album due out this fall.
Additionally, I’ve included the new Bloc Party single “Mercury” and did you know that John Lydon (of The Sex Pistols & PIL) is accused of a racist attack on Bloc Party’s singer Kele Okereke? You can read the whole story here.
MP3 | Emiliana Torrini – Me And Armeni
MP3 | Parts & Labor – Nowheres Nigh
MP3 | Caithlin De Marrais – The Fire
MP3 | Calexico – Two Silver Trees
MP3 | Bloc Party – Mercury
MP3 | Neil Halstead – Paint A Face