Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Hey guy, stab me in the heart, why don't you! This is horrible, but it is honestly the only version of this song i could find. Maybe Colin Melloy can sing it for us. His underwhelming renditions of Mr. Cooke's beautiful songs are only available at his solo shows, in CD or Vinyl. In case you were curious, the track list includes Cupid, That's Where It's At, Summertime, Good Times, and Bring It on Home to Me. (BITTER)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sorry Dudes...

...I just don't feel like blogging these days. Don't yell at me.

Things I will eventually be blogging about:
Alyson Fox
Parts and Labor
some DIY stuff
cheap finds
new Etsy listings
some music videos
hopefully embed my recent playlist so you all can actually hear something

For the time being, here are some really boring photos I took during my day-trip to Philly.

Is Philly always so deserted?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I'll Take One of Each, Please

Both of these images were
pulled from the Sartorialist

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Two Things

One: Life has recently opened up its photo archives and can now be sifted through via google image search! http://images.google.com/hosted/life

Two: just go here, http://labs.ideeinc.com/multicolr

*props to Born to Be Nervous blog (see blogroll)

Good morning!

What's the first thing you want to lay eyes on
as you leave your house in the morning?
A man riding his bicycle without any pants on?
Take my word for it.
This is not the first thing you want to see.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Winter Mix Updated - I Made This For You

Free Kitten - Seasick
Black Moth Super Rainbow - We Are All Pagans
Atlas Sound - Recent Bedroom
Psychedelic Horeshit - Nothing is Revealed
Clinic - Come Into Our Room
Belong - I Never Lose. Never Really
To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie - With Brass Songs They'll Descend
PJ Harvey - The Mess We're In
She Keeps Bees - Fangs
Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Cursed Sleep
The Jealous Girlfriends - Robuxulla
Townes Van Zandt - Dead Flowers
The Last Shadow Puppets - My Mistakes Were Made for You
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Inside Me
No Age - Eraser
Plants and Animals - Bye Bye Bye
Titus Andronicus - Joset of Nazareth's Blues
Aiden Baker & Tim Hecker - Phantom on a Pedestal
Pepi Ginsberg - In My Bones
Belong - All Equal Now

Holiday Wish List

I've decided to make a wish list.
This is not a list of gifts for me to receive,
more a list of gifts that i would love to give.
Perhaps this will give you some ideas
as you search for something to get that one person who has

(warning: a couple of these are butt expensive, sorry)

Wool and Leather Gloves by Acne,
found on La Garconne for $104

Typeface Deerhead at
handmade for $345
(there are some really beautiful pieces on the site)

Ouija Board Necklace, $29.95

Gold Teef for Errbody!
by Patrick Jilbert
$25 on http://www.bloodisthenewblack.com/

Get a friend some artwork that reminds
you of them!
try http://www.littlepaperplanes.com/
This one is by the wonderful Alyson Fox for $50

2009 Calendar of Gil Elvgren pinups,
the best pin up artist of all tiimmme
$15.99 at http://www.modcloth.com/

Yokoo makes the world's coziest scarves.
her "dookie rope" chain scarf can be found for $70 on

Victoria Clock Pin, $23.99
on http://www.modcloth.com/

Leather Bound Stainless Steel Flask, $65

Keep Calm and Carry on, $22 on

"nekk n brace" neckwarmer, $45
at http://www.ruffeoheartslilsnotty.etsy.com/

Ok, i confess, this one's for me.
Lindsey Thornburg "druid hood"
on http://www.oaknyc.com/ for a mere $220.00

Friday, November 14, 2008


Sabrina Dehoff makes
really beautiful knotted accessories.

Current lust... this:
found on the Refinery29 online store.

Cute as a God-Damned Button

Could this get any cuter?

But i wonder - would it look as cute with her
actually STANDING.

Perhaps. Either way, I love the hair piece,
the vintage bag, the pink shirt and the
oddly patterned shorts.
p.s. it's cold, y'all

Pulled from Facehunter

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The blue lotus: spirit over senses

Friday, November 7, 2008

A Happy Customer

An adorable and lovely Flowerhead Vintage customer sent
me this photo of her and her brand "new"
Flowerhead Vintage boots.

thank you thank you

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Yes, Please

In The Mood for Some DANCING

I can finally breathe. Yay drugs! So... let's dance until we can't breathe any more!

The Seeds performing in someone's TV living room. eh?

Donna Loren being bad ass but still lookin purty. How does she do it!?

The Polecats! Best 80's Rockabilly hair ever?

Duane Eddy, duh.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Extra Extra Washington Post Copies

Did you yell and scream and hug until the wee hours of the morning last night? Did you accidentally sleep in an extra hour today, showing up almost 2 hours late for work? Well then, you, my friend, like myself, probably missed out on grabbing a VERY MEMORABLE Edition of the Washington Post (print edition, obvi).

If you were planning on taking your copy and putting it in your scrapbook, framing it, sleeping with it under your pillow, calling it your new boyfriend, or scanning it and reproducing it a thousand times to create some DIY wallpaper (hmmmmmmmm...) YOU ARE STILL IN LUCK.


DC dems represent

14th and U. So incredible. At 1:45 you can see Liz G with a sparkler! Where'd she get that sparkler?


This is a cell phone image captured on 14th and U last night. There was no where else
I'd rather be then right there. Everyone EVERYONE pouring on the streets, strangers hugging strangers, people sobbing in relief, jumping on lamposts, bus stops and stop lights screaming at
the top of their lungs. People in groups of 5 or 6 running down the street carring a huge
american flag. That was the best part of the whole night. Sure, people were
cheering for Obama. But they were also, FIANLLY, cheering for the
very country they live in.
I am finally proud to live here.

Monday, November 3, 2008


This year, Halloween was celebrated over the course of two days.
This called for two costumes, clearly.
I was pretty proud of both of them.
Halloween Day one:
David Bowie (a la aladdin sane)

Halloween Day two:

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Raveonettes Beauty Dies EP

Last month The Raveonettes started their series of digital releases of remixed songs from their Lust Lust Lust album. Today marks the second release, the Beauty Dies EP. Find it here: http://spinner.aol.com/artists/new-releases-full-cds?defaultTab=2 and lets hope that the rest of the day won't be as shitty as my shitty morning.

Seriously, I'm not even exaggerating. the SHITTIEST. wtf, Karma!?

Friday, October 17, 2008

Drink Up Buttercup

Last Friday night at Iota we gleefully welcomed Middle Distance Runner back from their extended hiatus. It was a pretty cozy evening. Having New Rock Church of Fire on the bill guaranteed that friendship, old acquaintances and hugs would be in abundance. The outcome of having a fun night was inevitable, but there was one huge surprise.

The out-of-towners opening for both local bands weren't your run-of-the-mill filler act. They were GREAT. Drink Up Buttercup is a quartet from Philadelphia who's major influences, according to them, include "artificial orange flavoring, conical shaped party hats, disguise able sized alcohol containers, the gratuitous use of markers, the sound of something wood hitting something steel, plastic, porcelain, paper based, skin related, and or something else wooden, yard sales + the mere termites of life." Their sound is a whimsical mix of Animal Collective, A Band of Bees, the Beatles , and at times even remind me a bit of local DC favorites, Greenland. Blend all of these together, drink some whiskey and eat some mushrooms while walking through a carnival fun house (not recomended) and you've got Drink Up Buttercup.

These boys will not only be performing at CMJ this year, but will be in DC on November 1st at the Black Cat with Bishop Allen. I highly recommend checking these gents out.


Friday, October 10, 2008

Somethin in the Works

DC needs a rockabilly night, no?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sleepy Hollow and Walden Pond

"Above man's aims his nature rose.
The wisdom of a just content
Made one small spot a continent,
And turned to poetry life's prose."
-Louisa May Alcott on Thoreau

Monday, October 6, 2008

Ditty Bops

This video post was inspired by Jess' show tonight. Her new band, Vox Pop, is a little bit country and a quite adorable. It also reminds me of the Ditty Bops-esque duo that was to be formed by Melissa and I (tentatively called "Waiting for Buckley"). Hey Mel, there's no time like the present...

Also, does anyone know why the Red & the Black lost their entertainment license?

Friday, October 3, 2008

New Kids- Recap

It's 6pm the evening of the New Kids show in DC. You are sitting down drinking a Stella when you feel the ground start to shake. Ripples form in your beer from the vibrations, just like Jurassic Park. You glance up and see the horizon growing imminently closer. "What is that?" That, my friend, was the stampede of late-twenties women, spreading themselves around Chinatown like greedy cockroaches, most of them adorning I Heart Joey and NKOTB baby tees, screaming at the top of their lungs.

I was one of them. (minus the baby tee)

We made it up to our suite quickly, as we were running a bit late and didn't want to miss anything. Luckily, Natasha Something-or-Other opened the show. I recognized some of her songs, but could not have cared any less. After a brief intermission, the lights dimmed and everyone lost it. All audience members became a character of their 11 year-old selves. NKOTB played only a couple of new songs *thank god* and loaded up their set with material that they KNEW would make us cry tears of joy and a pretty amazing wardrobe change into matching white suits. It was the best time everrrrr. At one point, I broke out of the suite and tried to pump up the crowd. People weren't really interested.

When everything was said and done, we had made our way to the 6th street side of theVerizon Center where there was a huge crowd waiting to catch a glimpse of their tour bus. This one chick tried to tell me that Donnie kissed her on the lips (big fat liar) and after that, well, I just can't remember much.

I was planning on actually critiquing the show in some sort of organized manner, but we thought it would be a good idea to do a couple rounds of shots after drinking some pints before the show, leaving me in a state of utter bliss and completely incapable of paying attention to much of anything. All I know is that we all had a blast and I am so glad I got to share it with Caitlyn Walters, who I have known for 20 years and who listened to her first New Kids tape with me! xoxoxo

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Please Don't Go Girl....

....But I HAVE to go! That's right, I have free suite tickets for tonight's New Kids on the Block concert. Let's hope their joints don't swell up while they are attempting their poorly choreographed dance moves. Let's also hope that they don't play many new songs. "Why? " you might ask "I hear they have some fresh material". Well, friends, peep THIS monstrosity:

On that note, I depart. Tomorrow I will give you a full briefing of what happened at the show.

P.S. yes, i am aware that I chose NKOTB over the VP debates, but you KNOW it'll be all over the internets tomorrow. NO WORRIES, I have thought this through.

Fashion Inspiration

Again, all pulled from Facehunter.