Amity and I had a moment to chat in the halls today, and we got talking music. I mentioned a few half full bands I thought she might like after she said she loved Weather Boy's sidebar thingy (so 21st century of me, I know). Here's a list for anyone interested in googling a few cool bands who are mostly happy about life. I can't promise everything on this list is classroom safe or that it would pass any family values tests, but I can promise you it makes me hop up and down.
Wonderlick (one offshoot of Too Much Joy, to which Weather Boy refers.)
The Hold Steady*
Great Big Sea
*definitely NOT family values appropriate, nor do I condone the drug induced life style mostly sung about. I do love the stories, though, and can't help but turn it up and sing at the top of my lungs....