life’s a taco!

M and i are simply smitten by the latest (now a year old) muppet movie.  i’ve always loved the muppets…watching the muppet show is an early-ish memory for me, as are the muppet babies.  rolf, fozzie, kermie, gonzo, AN-I-MAAAALLLL – how can you NOT love them?

anyway.  we heard great things about the movie from a couple in line with us at target several months back.  they were purchasing it on dvd.  M and i chose it as our in-flight/airport entertainment for our trip east this summer.  we don’t really watch tv or movies because of M’s adhd doesn’t really lend itself to sitting still and focusing on a screen for an hour and change.  but we had a long layover on our way back and were pretty beat.  we were hooked.  as i said, smitten.  this song is our favorite.  bret mckenzie (oscar winning musical composer for the film) has been a favorite for a while because of flight of the conchords.  it’s not strange to hear us quoting lines from this song to each other out of the blue.

here’s the non-movie version from the ny times magazine that we love (enjoy fun moments @ 1:37 and 2:00):


t is for tunes – david byrne and st. vincent

we like the Talking Heads around these parts.  well.  i like them, M loves them.  my enjoyment is growing.

thanks to heather and her excellent taste in music, we found this collaboration between st. vincent & david byrne.  you can take a listen to the whole album here thanks to NPR’s first listen (yay, radio!).  i dare you to not love the dancing in this.  double dog dare.

<p><a href=”″>David Byrne Feat. St Vincent</a> from <a href=””>Academy Plus (A+)</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


ps – discovered that this was also just covered by, um, EVERYONE – particularly nyt, and jimmy fallon.  so apparently i’m late to the party.  again.