February 2010

You know, I really struggled with what would be the very first ‘official’ post of this newly revamped dadsbigplan, and finally I realized I should approach this with the absolute same degree of ceremony that was afforded the very last post on Transbuddha. Namely, none at all. If you’re here on purpose, then you probably know the drill. We find something cool, write something pithy, and then pass it along to you, our dear anonymous internet pals. Why change a good thing?

So to start us off, here’s a clip of First Aid Kit performing ‘Our Own Pretty Ways’ off their debut album, “The Big Black & The Blue”.

First Aid Kit came to our attention back in 2008 with their far-too-charming cover of Fleet Foxes’ “Mountain Peasant Song”, but thanks to Andrew for giving us the heads-up on their new album. Bonus!


Man, I hate having to re-learn WordPress. FML.


Not every book deserves to be made into a multi-million dollar movie. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief attempts to mix Greek mythology with the modern day problems of teens into an epic adventure. The results are mixed.

Shortly after learning his son had be diagnosed with both Dyslexia and ADHD, Rick Riordan created a series of bedtime stories which would eventually become the Percy Jackson & the Olympians young adult novel series.

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