This week Dave was out, so Steel had to hold down the fort without him. Fortunately, Rose and Emeline were available, and together the three of them had a delightful time, discussing Rose and Emeline’s homeschooling experiences, a newly discovered connection between the brain and the lymphatic system, the survival ability of the word ‘mother’, and the surging greatness that is emoji. The three of them also discussed some of the challenges of parenting and their struggles to balance familial commitments with the desire for a creative life, what it’s been like raising boys, the style era they’d feel most at home in, and three everyday heroes (all women) they wanted to praise. In this week’s edition of Unchained Melodies, the focus was on songs sung in languages other than English, and they shared great sounds from Fran Jeffries, Peter Pan Complex, Ana Tijoux, Natalia LaFourcade, Glen Check, and Super Furry Animals, before Rose shared some moving book wisdom from an Inuit folklorist recounted in Howard Norman’s memoir I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place.
- Medical researchers at the University of Virginia have discovered a link between the lymphatic system and the brain.
- The word mother (or one of its variants) has been in use since the last Ice Age.
- Facebook stickers are OFF THE CHAIN. Also, emoji are amazingly interesting.
Fran Jeffries — Meglio Stasera
Peter Pan Complex — 자꾸만 눈이 마주쳐 (Can’t Take My Eyes Off You)
Ana Tijoux — 1977
Natalia LaFourcade — Aventurera
GD & TOP – 집에 가지마 (Glen Check Remix)
Super Furry Animals — Ymaelodi Â’r Ymylon
This week’s edition of book wisdom was read by Rose, and came from Howard Norman’s memoir I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place.