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
Parts and Labor
new Etsy listings
some music videos
hopefully embed my recent playlist so you all can actually hear something
Is Philly always so deserted?
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
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
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
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!
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
Leather Bound Stainless Steel Flask, $65
Keep Calm and Carry on, $22 on
"nekk n brace" neckwarmer, $45
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
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
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
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.
14th and U. So incredible. At 1:45 you can see Liz G with a sparkler! Where'd she get that sparkler?
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
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Seriously, I'm not even exaggerating. the SHITTIEST. wtf, Karma!?
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
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
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
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
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
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.