Happy weekend, friends! I’m still not feeling great.. it is getting a littler better, but I’m bummed. We’re leaving on Sunday for our anniversary vacation to Disney World – I really don’t want to be sick for this vacation we’ve been looking forward to for months! Please continue praying for me.
Interestingly, my favorite links this week are all centered around old favorites being looked at in a new way:
Remember when Ryan Adams covered Taylor Swift’s “1989” in his own style? Well, the band Babetown has recorded Ryan Adams in the style of Taylor Swift – they’re releasing “1989 is Hell” next week and I can’t WAIT to hear it!
Next year, Netflix will have a new Anne of Green Gables series – as a huge fan of the original movies and the books, I’m nervous about this adaption! I’m not against adaptions or reimaginations of beloved stories as a rule, but it’s hard to imagine these characters as anyone besides the original actors.
As someone who grew up within the evangelical purity culture, I found this article pretty interesting: I Kissed Dating Goodbye author is maybe kind of sorry. I personally wasn’t harmed by the book (beyond some of my own self-imposed fear of messing up), but I have friends who were, and I definitely see how some of the ideas within the book (while not inherently evil) were harmful.
Copeland is doing a tour this fall with the intention of revisiting their old music in new ways.. I’m really excited about this! Here’s hoping for an album of the re-imagined old favorites after the tour! “With the help of Rae Cassidy (the featured vocalist on You Are My Sunshine) and live string section, we will dive into music from every era of Copeland, re-imagine old favorites, indulge our nostalgic tendencies, and explore new sounds as well.”