Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Modern Jackass

Ira Glass explains "subscribing to Modern Jackass", how many people make assumptions of things and form opinions about these things without really knowing what the hell they are talking about. This is mostly for Ron, since last weekend I was mumbling around trying to explain what I had heard. Download the whole episode here:

Bodies of Water

A band that has recently been playing in my house ON REPEAT for the last few months is the questionably glorious and extravagant Bodies of Water out of Los Angeles. Just last week they released their second album, A Certain Feeling on Secretly Canadian (label mates including Jens Lekman, Foreign Born and The War on Drugs). Their full and over-the-top sound falls somewhere between the Polyphonic Spree and the grade school chorus of your choice. Each song has its own life, beginning middle and end stages you can tell they put everything into. If you have heard them before and felt a little taken aback, listen to a few key songs, turn off the AC, roll the windows down in your car, and pretend you are driving through Antelope Canyon in your beat up pick up with only your dog, a jug of water, and your own emotional turmoil to keep you company. Life is good.

Recommended tracks:

Off of Ears Will Pop and Eyes Will Blink
1. Our Friends Appear Like the Dawn
2. I Guess I'll Forget the Sound, I Guess, I Guess
3. Here Comes My Hand

Off of A Certain Feeling
1. Water Here
2. Gold Tan Peach and Grey
3. If I Were a Bell

They are losing their drummer who is AMAZING, I am curious to see how that will change things for their next album.


Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Beautiful and Scenic Laurel, MD

Sike. Laurel had to have been the worst "Historic District" i have ever been to. The stores were all closed at 4:00 on a saturday. This ended up not really making a difference to Liz and myself. We would have been pissed if we needed fax machines from 1997, vaccums or a travel agent, these stores essentially being the only types of retail on Main street. There was also a meat store? With a huge plastic cow and chicken out front? We ate lunch at this cute pizza place at the top of Main Street, which would have been pleasant if there wasn't a drunk guy slouched in the booth directly next to us staring, mouth agape, at liz, while the autistic kid sitting too close to the television and yelling everything the announcer was saying (just in case we couldn't hear) was staring at me and clapping. I can safely say that it was the single most awkward lunch I have ever experienced.

It wouldn't have been worth the trip had i not found amazing clothes. These will be going on etsy as soon as i get them photographed on one of my lovely models.


Friday, July 25, 2008


Joe Cocker playing a cover of John Sebastian's Darlin' Be Home Soon in 1969:

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Outdated - Poloroid show in Chicago

Thanks to Kendra, I was alerted of a poloroid art show in Chicago! Anyone can submit up to 6 of their best instant images, as long as you pay the $10 entry fee! Worth it!

The show is titled "Outdated", and was put together by Chicago photographer Rik Garrett as a way to showcase the appreciation of and creative talent behind poloroid instant film.

Please look for six on my poloroids on dislpay!

August 15th
Country Club Chicago
1100 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Websites as Graphs as Art

There is an amazing java applet that takes any html web address and turns it into a stunning graph.

"Everyday, we look at dozens of websites. The structure of these websites is defined in HTML, the lingua franca for publishing information on the web. Your browser’s job is to render the HTML according to the specs (most of the time, at least). You can look at the code behind any website by selecting the “View source” tab somewhere in your browser’s menu.

HTML consists of so-called tags, like the A tag for links, IMG tag for images and so on. Since tags are nested in other tags, they are arranged in a hierarchical manner, and that hierarchy can be represented as a graph."

Here is an example. My blog,

Each color represents a different layer to the website. For example, blue dots represent links, purple represents images, black dots being the root tag. I heard of this through Shane Lavalette's blog and thought i would pass it along.

Try it out for yourself!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Happy Saturday!

Here are two great happy fun super videos of a group who always makes my butt shake, Stereo Total. Happy Saturday!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Quick Dolly Fact

Did you know that Dolly Parton did a cover of "House of the Rising Sun"? Did you also know that Dolly Parton wrote a song about her immigrant friends being deported? God I love her.


Thursday, July 3, 2008

Flowerhead Vintage

Now Introducing: Flowerhead Vintage!!!

click and enjoy!

these just added yesterday:

And keep coming back! I have so many new things to sell that aren't listed yet!