Lucius at Knitting Factory Brooklyn (photo: Eric Corpus)
Ever since seeing Lucius open for The Lone Bellow a few months back, I’ve been hooked on their ’60s-flavored indie pop. They have a self-titled EP out, with a full album coming hopefully later in the year. You can read more about the band in this feature I wrote for Brewing Culture.
“Don’t Just Sit There,” with its syrup sweet melody and harmonies, has gotten cozy in my head for the last 3 months.
This video was shot in 2007 and then posted in 2010, but it’s going viral just now. In it, two-year-old Penelope sings Pearl Jam’s “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town.” I bought that CD, Vs., from Wal-Mart the day it came out in 1993, and I still don’t know the words!
Props to li’l Penelope for matching Eddie Vedder line by line. And +10 Cool Points to her family for playing good music in the car. Continue reading →
My friend Heather posted this to Facebook yesterday:
Pretty great bumper sticker on a minivan tonight: “I used to be cool.”
I don’t know the owner of said minivan, but I hope s/he’s not implying that simply owning a minivan robs one of Cool Points. My first car was a minivan, a brown Plymouth Voyager with vinyl woodgrain paneling on the sides that gave it a natural, Bear Grylls kind of sexiness. It pretty much looked like this:
The Cool Fam is getting their summer plans together, which may include a trip or two west, and, if Cool Newbie gets his wish, to Super Why’s “Book Club” headquarters. Honestly, that sounds pretty fun except that I’d feel awkward socializing with Alpha Pig, knowing how much bacon I’ve consumed over the years.
What about you — any cool summer plans in the works? Specifically, are any Cool Readers visiting New York City, whether for fun, mission trip or representing your nation state at a U.N. General Assembly?