Saturday, 23 October 2010

This Musical Life

It's Philou's musical choices that dominate in the household between 7pm and 8pm, and once he's decided he likes something we have to listen to it for many evenings in a row. So it's really important to steer his 2-year-old mind in the right direction. This month he's had us listening to a lot of Ash, and we've heard them perform at least a half-dozen different versions of "Shining Light", thanks to YouTube. Philou likes them all, but Tristan and Louis prefer watching the one performance in which Charlotte Hatherley smiles. However I think this unsmiling acoustic performance sounds best, even if the video is incomplete:


A golden Sunday in Autumn and it's 2-0 to the Impact...

We had warm Autumn sunshine on our faces, Louis and his best friend Félix, Tristan and his best friend Maxim, and me. The trees around Stade Saputo were yellow, red and gold, and the Olympic Stadium to our left stood slender, brilliantly white and unearthly. Add in lots of popcorn and candy-floss and two beautiful goals by the Montreal Impact.

A perfect day...