In 2014 I featured a series of blog posts introducing you to 2,014 names. For the most part they were names that were brand new to me as well. Some names may be more familiar but I found the meaning or origin or some other aspect of the name made it worthy of inclusion here. You may love some of the names, you may hate some, but hopefully you enjoy learning about all of them.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Wow! I am so in love with Coldplay's new song "Viva la vida"! I could listen to it nonstop all day, every day. The song is constantly in my head, and I love that! The first couple of times I heard the song on the radio I thought, eh, it's ok. Then I saw the iTunes ad for the new album (called Viva la Vida) and I was totally caught up in it! I just think that this band is very creative. If my infatuation with this song ever dies down, I might actually try listening to more of their music (because right now, I could probably only name four or five songs by them). I've always liked their music but never been a huge fan or anything. But when I went to their website and saw that they are going to be touring the U.S. I looked for the closest city and saw Las Vegas (and in July, how horrible the heat would be then!) but when I actually clicked on it, it brought up Salt Lake City, the final day of their American tour, November 22nd (a Saturday, how convenient) and the tickets haven't gone on sale yet. Next obstacle, who would want to go with me and spend (we won't say how much, but yeah, more than the $8 I usually won't fork out to see a movie) precious dollars to go. Fortunately for me, my roommate Natalie fell in love with the song (well, enough to say, yeah, let's go and that's a good enough thing to save up for). All this and we have only heard two songs from their new album (which won't go on sale till after the tickets go on sale). In case you're wondering, the tickets go on sale on Saturday June 14th at 10:00 a.m. (is it faster to order online or to call? I don't want to miss out!). The album is released June 17th (can I really wait till November to find out what I'll be hearing? I think not!)

Now you know me, I'm not big into music. I like it, I listen to the radio, I own some cds, but I have never been to a concert (unless you count going to the jazz festival for free a few years ago and other free stuff like that. I don't count it). So, this will be my first concert.

Since I really can't talk enough about this topic, I thought you might be interested to know that Viva la Vida is currently the #1 song on iTunes, which means that I'm not the only one who loves this song. Oh, and Viva la Vida comes from the title of a painting by Frida Kahlo. Not one of her famous ones and not typical Frida, it's a still life painting of all things, and nothing that screams out pain and suffering (not to me, anyway) like what I think of when I think of Kahlo's paintings.

The most important links, of course, are to Coldplay's official website, a place where you can listen to the song for free, and the iTunes ad. (there are 9 videos there, click on one that says iTunes, um yeah, self-explanatory)

See, I can write about something besides genealogy and camping.

They're not as posed in this shot as in most other pictures I found of the group, but you see their faces more clearly this way. Isn't the short dark-haired guy cute? (yeah, um, I read the names of the band members, but the only one I can pick out is Chris Martin)


  1. Be honest dellitt you have crush on the tall guy in the middle. I do like some of coldplays music but I probably wouldn't go to their concert unless my wife said she really wanted to go then I would do it in an instant.
    I like the watermelon painting it makes me want a nice slice of cold watermelon.

  2. The tall guy in the middle is nice, but no, it's the shorter guy with dark hair that I think is cutest (don't know his name though, or which instrument he plays). But I definitely think "the tall guy in the middle" is very creative and inspiring.

    I think I can communicate telepathically with your wife and she is saying, Andy, I want to go to the Coldplay concert.

  3. Beth loves Dave Matthews Band and they are coming to town this summer too. If we go to a concert I better take her to the one she really wants to see. But you should take some pics and let us know how it goes.

  4. I agree Dellitt, the short guy with dark hair is the cutiest but who knows what they are like? I too like their music.