It’s a simple yet sublime pleasure, and just thinking about it can make you feel a little calmer, a little more content. Imagine: You bring out one of the good rocks glasses (or your favorite mug or a special occasion tea cup) and pour a couple fingers of amber liquid (or something dark and strong or just some whole milk). You drop the needle on the jazz platter (or pull up a blues album on your mp3 player or dig out that mixtape from college). Ensconcing yourself in the coziest seat in the house, you crack the spine on a classic (or find your place in that sci-fi paperback or pull up a biography on your e-book reader). And then, you go away for a while. Ah, bliss.
In this series, some of NTSIB’s friends share beloved albums, books and drinks to recommend or inspire.
Wise Girl is Abby Weitz (singer/songwriter/guitar), Chris Fasulo (guitar/producer) and Harry Keithline (drums). They’re from New York, and they make power-pop gems like this one, called Wishful Thinking:
There’s also this awesome little tune, which is called You’ll Just Have to Wait:
And now, here is Abby Weitz to share a favorite book, record and drink:
A Good Read: The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron
This book literally changed my life. I had started it in May and it changed my life. We had just finished recording the album and I’d just gotten out of being involved with a shitty person. I’d lost myself in the bullshit and realized that besides recording, I’d lost touch with my creativity because I was so consumed by everything going on. This book helped me realize a lot of things about myself and I started writing again. Funny thing though, I usually write about failed relationships but this person was so worthless they got nothin’! Haha.
Ugh this band is so underrated and I’m so upset that they are no longer around. This album is great for a pick me up at anytime! I love to rock out to this while im getting ready to go out or when I need to get pumped up for a run or if I have to go on a long drive. Love me some Damone!
A Good Drink: Prosecco
I’m totally a prosecco girl! I can drink a whole bottle by myself without even flinching. One time my friends and I went to the lake by my parent’s vacation house and I brought a kayak and bottle of prosecco and drank the bottle while I kayaked alone while they all tanned. It’s one of my favorite most peaceful memories in the world!