You may remember from last year, that Nate is a big fan of Belle and Sebastian’s new single Party Line (if you don’t remember, check out this awesome video of him dancing). We picked up their new album this week and it is great. It’s different than some of their earlier albums, much more mature and disco-y (but the ground for electro-pop was always there especially in songs like Electronic Renaissance – a favourite of mine to dance alone to in my college dorm, how times do change). I am in love with Nobody’s Empire, it’s an earworm in the most beautiful way. The boys get a kick out of the second song on the album, Allie, because we have our own little Ali (and that’s about all the lyrics they understand thankfully).
But none of it compares to the joy Nate gets out of Party Line. He is obsessed. When we had friends over on Friday, he slyly turned on the stereo (and kept turning it up). This is how we listen to the album: Party Line, Nobody’s Empire, Allie, Party Line, first 10 seconds of track four, Party Line, Allie, Party Line, Allie, Party Line…”Okay listen boys stop touching the radio and let mommy listen to the entire album”…Party Line…”Fine, I’m turning it off until you guys stop fighting. Pick up your toys and I’ll put Belle and Sebastian back on.”
Nate loves Party Line so much that he drew a picture of it. This is Nate’s interpretation of the song. There are a bunch of people dancing outside under a moonlit sky. Looks to me like they are all jumping on queue as Natey does. There are also two monsters and giant pirate (he’s tall, a giant obviously, and has a square pirate hat on his head). There’s a bit of an abstraction in the middle, which is Nate’s crayon dancing along to the music. I love this so much, I could eat him up.