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  • WE ARE…

    ... THE PERKES. We still consider ourselves newlyweds [we've been married for almost 5 years]. Our firstborn, Jace, is now 2 years old, and became a big brother when Sofia Rain joined our family in November 2012. We are from the East Coast [Luisa is from MA and Nate is from NH]. We are Bronco's Fans [We've lived in the Boise area for almost 5 years]. We are travelers. We are athletes and we are dancers. We are enthusiastic about food. We are spontaneous. We are addicted to the sun. We are in love.

    Most importantly... we are HAPPY. We are the Perkes.

New Playlist!!

I’ve had the same music playing on my Blog FOREVER! You all can tell a lot about my musical preferences based on my song choices. A lot of John Mayer, Jason Mraz. Ingrid Michaelson was there a while back. Amos Lee is a recent new addition. I LOVE P!nk. Yael Naim. David Cook. Lenka. Gabriella Cilmi. Hans Zimmer. Missy Higgins. The Veronica’s. Yanni. Norah Jones. James Blunt. Josh Gracin, Turner, and Radin. Secondhand Serenade. Shinedown. Keri Hilson and Kristinia DeBarge are two new interests. As you can see… very eclectic.

But most importantly right now, I’d like to take this opportunity to proclaim my dedication to AMERICAN IDOL!! This is the first season that I’ve watched from beginning to end… almost religiously. Thank you Jake and Kate for the Idol parties every week, CBox for your fantastic reviews and Dad for your enthusiam to rival ours.
Three songs on my current playlist [but expect it to be ever changing] are from this season of AI, which has markedly been the most controversial season in American Idol history. I wanted to take the chance to say: As far as ‘raw talent’ goes, Adam Lambert was born to be on the stage. But as far as ‘an album that I would buy and listen to’ goes, Kris Allen all the way. Incidentally, my two favorite performances of the season were Adam’s ‘Tracks of my Tears’, and ‘Mad World’. Kris performed ‘Falling Slowly’ [which I couldn't get on my playlist] and ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ fantastically.

I’m glad Kris won, but I thought Adam deserved it. I’d want to see Adam in concert, but I’d buy Kris’ albums!
I win either way!


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Belinda - I haven't watched American Idol. I want to, but I didn't want to start in the middle of a season. Maybe this next season I can. I love to hear people sing.

Ken and Jen Perkes - You picked my three favorite songs from the show! Mad World being my favorite.

But I loved your old playlist too. Sometimes I would visit just for the music . . . . just kidding . . . but I've always enjoyed your music selection. You guys are just cool no matter what you are doing. Mom and I just watch and learn.


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