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By Kevin Coffey
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER
© 2011 Omaha World-Herald
Lately, I’ve been having the notion that going outside means certain doom.
Or, at least freezing.
So, while it hasn’t kept me from going to a show I wanted to see, I’ve been spending most of the rest of my time indoors.
I’m sure you have, too.
If you’ve been stuck inside a little (or a lot) lately, here are some suggestions on how to pass the time (musically, of course).
Play Trivial Pursuit with the Music Singles package. It’s a set of 100 question and answer cards that can be played as its own stand-alone game or you can add the cards to your Trivial Pursuit board game. It will definitely test your musical knowledge.
Four words: Snow day dance party. Get your roommates/kids/spouse/friends who are stuck at home with you, and get down with your bad selves. Or if you’re by yourself, crank it up and just go it alone.
Cruise npr.org/music and listen to some new, good, live music. At the moment, they have shows posted from Best Coast, Iron & Wine, The Decemberists and a ton more that were posted just within the last month.
Learn something. Netflix has a host of music documentaries on its “watch instantly” list. I recommend trying out “Stones in Exile,” the story of the making of the Rolling Stones’ “Exile On Main Street” by the Rolling Stones; “Heavy Metal In Bagdhad,” a film about Iraqi heavy metal outfit Acrassicauda; and “Air Guitar Nation,” a funny look at the world of air guitar. If those don’t float your boat, there about 100 more under “rockumentaries.” (Hint: they offer a one-month free trial if you’re not already a member.)
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