"We Met In The East"

"...Poured in like a flood. You're the whispering kind. Dark sapphire blood."

Oh my. I just this morning received "White Water, White Bloom," by Sea Wolf and am already so very sold on it that I just purchased its predecessor. This is shaping up to be one of my new favorites fo sho. Reminiscent of The Decemberists, Conor Oberst, and maybe some Arcade Fire... and yet his own sound. Folky in its clever-like lyrics, but nice vocals and some interesting layers of intstrumentation overtop. And... I just looked up his tour dates, and he's playing Schuba's on October 1st.... which is actually a Thursday. Not to be confused with a Monday or Wednesday, which I'm finding are not good nights for a concert. The Fruit Bats at Schuba's this past Monday were well worth it, but they did get my week off to a super sleepy start (or maybe it was the late night before). And making it to Pheonix at the Aragon last night was quite the stretch. And the stretch didn't end once we got there... we were met by a surprisingly HUMUNGOUS crowd, which was good for Pheonix, bad for us. It consisted of more fratters and sorority chicks than I might've expected, which I can feel neither here nor there about... though perhaps enough to mention it. But what really bugged me was the fact that we scoured the place, and the only spots where we could glimpse a peek at the Frenchies was on the side, and from the side the sound was such total shite that we couldn't hear the vocals....at... all. The only thing we really got out of it was seeing the sea of humanity enjoying it all, always a nice thing to glimpse, but all-in-all t'was a waste of dinero. Oh wells.

"We'll Get To Know Each Other For A Second Time"

"... and then you can tell me 'bout your prison stay."

Ha. Never knew this song was about a jailbird comin' home.

Cute On A Stick

Or smooshed on a glass floor. That is so damn cute I wanna squish it.


A Moment

"Wading Through This Mess Together"

"... hand in hand, shoulder to shoulder. Some may stumble, some may fall behind..."


Oh, The Temptation from Steve V on Vimeo.

This is adorable, and oh how I can relate to these kids' impatience. I daresay they did a better job than I would do now at the ripe age of 32.

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Going to see these guys on Wednesday... yay! And tonight... the Fruit Bats. double yay!


Earworm DEUX Jour

I really like this band. There's nothing that jumps out at me about them, and yet everytime one of their songs comes on my iPod, I get just a little more happy.

Banana Chips

Is there anything better than hearing a song on a Friday afternoon called "Banana Chips?" Maybe seeing little Yoshitomo Nara-like animated characters singing about them....?

Cute On A Stick

What's not to love about a barrel-chested bird?

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This Is Your Captain Speaking


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Bird on the Wires

Birds on the Wires from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.

Reading a newspaper, I saw a picture of birds on the electric wires. I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes (no Photoshop edit). I knew it wasn't the most original idea in the universe. I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.I sent the music to the photographer, Paulo Pinto, who I Googled on the internet. He told his editor, who told a reporter and the story ended up as an interview in the very same newspaper.Here I've posted a short video made with the photo, the music and the score (composed by the birds).Music made with Logic.Video made with After Effects.


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"Face Forward"

"...move slow, forge ahead."

I Second That

I've definitely learned to do this over the years... particularly over the last few years, but that doesn't mean I always follow them. Not right away, anyway.

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Women of Unwavering Indecision

I'm not sure yet what I want to say about this, but something... yes, something...


Pretty As A Parapluie

So wanna be her right now.... via designismine

Pluck Pluck Pluck

I kinda dislike myself when I find these words tumbling out of my mouth. I rarely (if ever) use them to console another person about their downtrodden state, no I wouldn't be that insensitive, but I do find its annoying cadence flowing out of my mouth right after I've finished complaining about something in my own life. A half-assed attempt to remind the poor person listening to me that, well, I know it could be worse. And, see, that makes it ok that I'm complaining about the mind-mushing state of network television while blood curdling atrocities go down, probably not so far down the street from me. Alas, it is what it is. Bah! There's another one... Yes, competing for the most nerve-plucking and overused response in our lexicon of late is definitely "it is what it is." I'm not sure which is worse, though we know damn well it could be worse.
Hmm... someone seems a little irritated today (looks around). I'm back on the pill and so I will surely start to blame every mood nuance on that little patty of hormones I stick down my throat every night. My doctor convinced me to go back on. By convinced I mean she said "hey, maybe you should go back on the pill," and I said... "ok." I'm a real hard sell.

I Preen for Satan

I have a new love, and it's called Mincing Mockingbird! Behold, gorgeous birdy paintings in combination with mischievous thought bubbles. And I am all the more excited to learn that they will be at the Renegade Craft Fair this weekend. Yay! I can't wait to find my perfect little evil bird.


A Thing For Cotton Candy... and Trains

I've got one. Et ensemble?? Parfait! via lolita

"You Know That She's Half Crazy"

"...but that's why you want to be there."

I prefer L. Cohen's version, but this one's worth a listen.