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Saturday, Lite

Posted by the prisoner's wife On 9:53 AM
it's a lazy day. for once, i don't have a sorority meeting to attend, or any other real plans for the day. my little brother borrowed my car, so we are also without wheels and the munchkin's stroller has been in the trunk of my mom's car ever since she picked us up from the airport last week, so walking is out (i ain't carrying no 34lb child to the park!). so we're stuck. bound to the house until further notice. it isn't so bad. i've been surfing the web looking up random things: music, real estate, the news, researching for a project i'm working on, reading a friend's manuscript & lots of other very random things. exciting, eh?

i came across this song "Walk in My Shoes" by Emily King, & wanted to share it with y'all. i dig it. i love new artists. i'm sick of the same boring, preprogrammed songs we get on radio. i haven't really listened to the radio (except NPR) since i got my ipod, which has been great, but it has limited my exposure to new music. i like her voice. i miss listening to "real" music, whatever that really means. i'm sort of tired of listening to the songs i already love. i need fresh inspiration. new sounds and voices i can fall in love with.

on some saturdays & sundays, either on the way to a hair appointment, or coming home from the early morning service at church, i tune into "This American Life" on NPR. the first episode i heard, "Harold" profiled Chicago's first black mayor, Harold Washington. i was totally enthralled by the adept storytelling of the show. until recently (old age?) i wasn't really into talk/news radio. but the older i get, the more impatient i become with the immaturity of urban radio. this show is a breath of fresh air. i am entertained and educated all at once. it has become a staple in my weekend routine. check it out.

what are you plans for the weekend? anything special?

6 Response to 'Saturday, Lite'

  1. Christina Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/03/saturday-lite.html?showComment=1206884820000#c4044303196464490820'> Sunday, March 30, 2008 6:47:00 AM

    I love talk radio!

    Yesterday I had way too much fun @ the bookstore but today it's about getting ready to say good bye to spring break and head back to work on Monday.


  2. Lovebabz Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/03/saturday-lite.html?showComment=1206923520000#c2051459555814576099'> Sunday, March 30, 2008 5:32:00 PM

    I love talk radio--have been listening to stuff on XM Satellite radio---Oprah & Friends. I will check out your suggestion.

    Sorority--which? I am a Delta.

    I had a great party Saturday night--I love parties! I am tired now. I caught some basketball today---I am bummed Davidson lost!


  3. Lovebabz Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/03/saturday-lite.html?showComment=1206924120000#c3197839619216330127'> Sunday, March 30, 2008 5:42:00 PM

    Oh I am so digging Ms. King...I am getting it tomorrow! THANK YOU!

    Walk in My shoes may become my new theme song!


  4. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/03/saturday-lite.html?showComment=1206979800000#c3824963072491962009'> Monday, March 31, 2008 9:10:00 AM

    I rember when harold washington was elected and died, i was in college at Morehouse then


  5. T.C. Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/03/saturday-lite.html?showComment=1207145940000#c8082369608308008998'> Wednesday, April 02, 2008 7:19:00 AM

    lazy days are always the best, and EMILY's entire CD ROCKS! i truly suggest picking it up...


  6. Mango Mama Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/03/saturday-lite.html?showComment=1207788960000#c3140112320918381895'> Wednesday, April 09, 2008 5:56:00 PM

    This American Life is one of my favorites also. My ipod has more stories than music. You may also want to check out The Moth (www.themoth.org) and The Story with Dick Gordon. All of these offer free downloads on itunes.