Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wake Up

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Obies Represent

Ellen Gallagher

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Golden Ear

As a pretty huge fan, I couldn't help but be disappointed by the release of Senior, the all-instrumental album off Wall of Sound Records. Their last album, Junior, was fun and way more electro-pop upbeat than what they have typically done in the past. However, with Senior, the duo went backwards, moving more towards their Melody A.M. roots, but in less successful manner. The tracks on Senior are moody and lethargic, making the listener quite weary, and not in the right kind of way. The best tracks on the album are probably "...And The Forest Began To Sing" and "The Drug". About half the tracks are worth at least a listen, but ultimately, I couldn't connect with Senior and was let down. While I have been enjoying listening to the album, I don't really think I'll be revisiting Senior anytime soon after iTunes refreshes it out of my "Recently Added" folder.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hello New York, I'm Home.

Freshly arrived up in this city. I had Ann Beattie keeping me company on the plane with her enthralling book The New Yorker Stories. Miss Beattie wrote for The New Yorker in the 1970s and this book is a collection of her fictional tales. She has such a unique way of writing about relationships and capturing the odd quirks of our lives. Despite the book revolving around people in that time period, it is very much relevant and the writing feels fresh. It's the best thing I've read since Half The Sky (which is probably the most important book I have ever read and urge everyone I know to read it!) by Nicholas D. Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Hells Bells

Jean Baptiste Guilliot has a new exhibit at 12Mail gallery in Paris. Teenage boys, rebellion, leather.... an entire show dedicated to the French Hells Angels in the 60s and 70s.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Baby's Got A Spaceship

Well...more like a job...time to party!

Friday, November 12, 2010

I'm Free Of The Need To Be Free

Last night I saw Vetiver play and was delightfully surprised. They sounded really really good live! Lead singer Andy Cabic's dreamy vocals put the whole crowd into a romantic trance and the room it was a swaying. I enjoyed their album Tight Knit, but I never was a die-hard fan of Vetiver. However, after the show last night, they have definitely earned my respect as a band. They played songs off their 4th album Tight Knit and also tried out some new songs on the audience. It was a lovely little show and I give the performance nothing but positive praises.

Earlier that day I actually sat adjacent to the drummer and the guitar player in a coffee shop in town and didn't realize who they were until I went to the show that night. I guess a girl has gotta do her research.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Real People. Real Annoying.

So...I stumbled upon yelpyack and was quite amused. Artist Jessica Wassil takes ridiculously funny, but real, reviews off the website Yelp and creates illustrations that go with them. God Bless America!

“Let this be known, this is in no way a review for the church, BUT for one of its neurotic god fearing disciples. My friend wanted to join a new parish and asked me to check some out with her so she wouldn’t be alone.. she just went through a divorce and is looking for some spiritual comfort so I decided to be a friend and go along with her.

M I S T A K E! man, i hope i am not punished for writing this, mind you, its not the church, its a particular “member” so the service was fine and dandy but afterward the minister said that there would be jelly doughnuts and coffee served in the social hall and would appreciate new members and old to congregate and talk. fine. sounds great.

N O T! we got to talking about our lives and my dear friend brought up her recent sad divorce. well, this sent this one beast to hell and back to get her pitchfork and laid into her yelling “IT’S NOT GODS WAY TO BREAK UP A PROMISE” “MARRIAGE IS FOREVER AND YOU BROKE A HOLY PROMISE” okay, see what i mean, yelling, spitting, face red and sweating. “SHE CAN’T JOIN THE PARISH”!

the minister tried to shut her down but this lady is obviously LOCO. I just grabbed two jelly doughnuts, my friends hand and split that scene. two stars for the refreshments”

The Adventures of Guille and Bleinda and the Enigmatic Meaning of their Dreams

Alessandra Sanguinetti

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Do It