Not much has made me say, “I have to write about this” lately, at least not much in music. But the Google Play gurus have been prompting me to listen to the new Kings of Leon album – WALLS. (People not using Google Play can also stream the album with Amazon Prime, just as an FYI.) And I finally listened this morning. So happy I did. And yes, I immediately felt prompted to both buy the vinyl AND write a post. Especially after I found out their tour tickets go on sale today for some venues and tomorrow for others.
Do you remember the old Disney short film about the lion who was raised by a sheep? His name was Lambert. He was a “sheepish lion” and all the lambs made fun of him growing up. Until one day a wolf comes around and in all his wolfish ways he wants to eat the mama sheep. Lambert realizes then that he is a lion. Not a sheep. He scares away the wolf and saves the sheep. My daughter loves this short film. She is three-years-old and all about the Disney classics. Thank you Netflix.
So what qualifies nowadays for a government official to declare a special holiday or some kind? I mean I know there are plenty of national days to celebrate, apple pie day, talk like a pirate day but when it sort of becomes “official” what are the requirements for that and what has to happen?