A long time ago on a blog far, far away I wrote this.
Yes, I wrote a super-enthusiastic and highly energetic blog post following a great night in which I'd had too much to drink with my husband, and played groupie to a band of which I'd never even heard.
It was awesome. I still smile when I think about it.
I followed the band on Facebook but otherwise didn't give them much additional thought. I'd liked their music, but I'm terrible about remembering to buy things like albums. Unless I mention something to Charles, it doesn't get bought.
Then this afternoon I saw this. Y La Bamba, the band from my crazy-silly post, has a new album out! NPR has the whole thing streaming for your listening pleasure.
So listen to it. Do! If you like folky/bluesy stuff with a Mexican flavor, listen! If you like Feist or Florence + The Machine, listen. Because you'll like it. And then you'll want to buy it. Like I want to buy it.
And their accordion player? He's still the coolest.
P.S. I can't believe I've never written about music on this blog. I mean, I know I'm all about the written word and all, but I love music. And I just had to add a "music" label to tag this post! What? I've been slack and I'm sorry. I will write more.
P.S.S. Also, RIP Davy Jones. I am very sad.