I can't say with authority what all of my husband Phil's moments have been, but one of them has GOT to be today - when a hand drawn animated music video he's worked on for almost two years had it's official debut on one of our all time favorite websites, NPR's All-Songs-Considered blog. If he doesn't want to claim this as a moment, I think I'll claim it for him - out of pride that I'm married to such a talented fool. It's my favorite thing he's ever made, and it's set to the music of one of my new favorite songs. (Believe me when I say it is the test of a song's catchiness when you live with someone making a music video to it. You will listen to it between 100 and 5,000 times before that video is done. And if somehow you still love the song, then the songsmith should sit down and have one of those moments for himself). This song happens to be Nick Krill's "The Living Things" off THE SPINTO BAND's new album Shy Pursuit. Which I've mentioned in recent posts as an album you ought to own.
My friend Jon Eaton said he looked forward to this blogpost because he knew how much I would gush and swoon over my husband when the time came. But I'm busy witnessing one of these moments I love and hoping that as big as my friends become in life - they'll always be able to recognize these moments when they show up. They are so fleeting, but if you catch them, they're yours alone to keep. To read about Phil's process, and our friends The Spinto Band, visit All Songs Considered.