Jul 21 2009, 23h17Eeekkk! I love me some Koss PortaPros. Affordable with a lifetime warranty. Loverly.
Nov 26 2008, 20h33yay for haircuts. yay for bangs straight across. yay for looking like cleopatra.
reminds me of pavement.
Cut Your Hair
Out 14 2008, 1h23are you some kind of HYPNOTIST?
Set 12 2008, 20h40quizes are quite fun in my opinion.
Favourite bands (this changes a lot a lot a lot. so these are mainly my favorite bands of the moment and some all time favorites. these are inno particular order aside from beirut.)
2. Au Revoir Simone
3. Modest Mouse
4. of Montreal
5. The Unicorns
6. Jacques Brel
7. The Velvet Underground
9. Jens Lekman
Favourite albums (also in no particular order. these are also always changing but not as much as my favorite artists.)
1. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
2. Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
3. Modest Mouse - Building Nothing Out of Something
4. of Montreal - The Sunlandic Twins
5. Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
6. Pixies - Come on Pilgrim EP
7. Jens Lekman - Night Falls over Kortedala
8. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
9. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
10. Fionn Regan - The End of History
Greatest single ever made:
hmm. monkey "Monkey Gone to Heaven" by Pixies. EPIC.
Favourite box sets
only own one "La Boîte à Bonbons" by Jacques Brel. a 16 CD box set. oh yes.
Favourite Greatest Hits:
"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" and "Greatest Hits" by The Cure.
First CD bought:
hmm. i believe it was "Commit This to Memory" by Motion City Soundtrack. haha. i still love that album too. call it my guilty pleasure. whatever. this album, i dont consider it mainstream. their new album, yes, mainstream, but not this one.
First official concert: hmm. can't remember.
First festival show: Poor Pony Fest.
First club show: Solstice.
Last show: Tokyo Police Club and Cold War Kids in march.
of Montreal. of Montreal. of Montreal.
Concert You Wish You'd Seen:
lots of shows. mainly Gogol Bordello. who i almost had the chance to see. but didnt. blah. so sad.
Best Use of Music In Film:
"Amelie". Yann Tiersen is genius. i also loved the Gogol Bordello in "Wristcutters," even though the movie wasnt all that great.
Best Use of Music In TV series:
"Supernatural." they use the best classic rock and blues stuff ever. Kansas and CCR and Robert Johnson even. ah. EPIC.
Favourite music books:
"Perfect From Now On: How Indie Rock Saved My Life" by John Sellers.
Zach Condon. Andrew Bird. Jeff Magnum. some other cool cats.
Favourite album covers:
"Strawberry Jam" by Animal Collective. i mean come on JAM. and "Dirty" by Sonic Youth. ahahahaha a puppet haha please. and any album cover by Sonic Youth really. i also love "Goo." amazing.
Least fav album covers to albums you like/love/don't mind
Modest Mouse needs to be more creative. i mean really. most of their album covers are so bland.
Favourite Music DVDs:
i dont really own any music dvds. hehe.
Artist You Will Always Believe In:
believe in? um. Zach Condon i suppose.
Artist You Will Always Defend:
Beirut. Beirut. Beirut. genius.
Albums You Will Always Defend:
"The Magic Position" by Patrick Wolf. A lot of his other fans think his other work is better and that "The Magic Position" was very disappointing. psh. fuck that. it was amazing. i dont care what you say. patrick Wolf has grown as an artist so dont fucking diss this album.
Singers Who Can Make Your Skin Crawl:
oh singer from Okkervil River (his name is failign me at the moment). i mean have you heard for real.
Artists I'm Supposed to like, but don't.
Death Cab for Cutie. i just cannot get into them. and also some classic rock stuff. people that are considered classic and that it is just weird to dislike them. yea some of those. sometimes. classic rock sounds ALL the same to me. i dont know of others im supposed to like. ill probably think of some later.
Song You Can't Stand by an Artist You Like:
"In the River" by a Hawk and a Hacksaw. this song is ok. but honestly. they have so many better songs. i dont know why everyone loves this one so freaking much.
Artist Who Broke Your Heart:
Interpol. their latest album was such a disappointment. so disappointing...
Band That Should Break Up:
um just bands i dont like. those.
Bands That Should Get Back Together:
Pavement. haha. but we know thats not going to happen.
Motion City Soundtrack. hehehe. just their album "Commit This to Memory" though.
i tagged everyone at the bottom because im too lazy to tag them in between haha:
BeirutAu Revoir SimoneModest Mouseof MontrealThe UnicornsJacques BrelThe Velvet UndergroundIslandsJens LekmanPixiesNeutral Milk HotelAnimal CollectivePavementFionn ReganBob DylanMotion City SoundtrackTokyo Police ClubCold War KidsGogol BordelloYann TiersenKansasCreedence Clearwater RevivalRobert JohnsonAndrew BirdJeff MagnumZach CondonSonic YouthPatrick WolfOkkervil RiverDeath Cab for CutieA Hawk and a HacksawInterpol
Set 12 2008, 18h51waiting. waiting. waiting. i cannot believe we have a curfew here because of the silly hurricane. psh. its not even hitting us. oh well. so now i am stuck at home listening to music. so i thought i would write a nifty little journal here about some bands ive been listening to lately.
well a great last.fm person sent me the new Sigur Rós album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, and its simply amazing. i had forgotten how much i loved these guys until my friend told me i reminded him of one of their songs. so i listened to it and renewed my love. oh yes. theyre wonderful. Gobbledigook is already a hit. i mean hello. now i know why my friend wants to move to iceland. haha Sigur Rós of course!
hmm next band. The Apples In Stereo. love love love. new magnetic wonder is one of my top albums from last year. nothing much to say about them really other than theure amazing. i like Skyway quite a bit.
next is Kings of Convenience! AHHHHHHH! i love my last.fm friend who told me about them, because i am in love (mainly with erlend oye)! their music is so mellow and soothing and their video for I'd Rather Dance With You just makes me smile. its amazing. and hes got silly and crazy awesome dance skills forreal.
and then comes my love for Beirut and Au Revoir Simone which i dont think will ever go away. hmmm. hehe.
so yea. there is my silly little journal. i hope you enjoyed reading. ciao.
Ago 8 2008, 7h41just finished watching it and i loved it. so good. it was odd. it was compassionate. it was silly. it was tender. it was everything a movie should be. we need more heartwarming movies out there (even if they are a bit strange).
haha. go watch it. now.
Ago 6 2008, 19h57rip off much. i just finished watching this and i am so disappointed. its the same. same. same old thing. but in color. and not as good. gah.
Ago 6 2008, 5h05hmm. so for some reason ive been in a strange music phase. all ive been listening to is Jacques Brel, Yann Tiersen, and Beirut really. its like this strange worldly music thing going on.
i wish i could understand french so i could understand the lyrics to Jacques Brel's beautiful songs. theyre all so ahh enchanting. i can sit and listen for ages. like im stuck in a dream. i feel like dancing on the lake in the moonlight or just taking a bubble bath. haha its so soothing/
then comes Yann Tiersen. i pretty much have the same feelings. except its just instrumental. his music has kind of become the background music to my mind. always there. even if its barely there. but it is.
Beirut. oh beirut. i cant get the magical voice of zach condon out of my head. its so. ah dare i say soulful. its got life and depth and wonder and i feel swept away into a foreign place. where everyone is wearing bright colors and everyone is playing a musical instrument and above all things everyone is exuberant and incandescently happy. like they know exactly where theyre supposed to be.
here are some tracks to keep you going
Rue Des Cascades
Ago 5 2008, 18h061. How did you get into 29?
PIXIES - i randomly downloaded some of their stuff for a listen. fell in love. religiously listened to them for ages. i still debate about which album is their best with my friends.
2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
SPOON - i think it was The Way We Get By. its a pretty common song. but not my favorite.
3. What’s your favorite lyric by 33?
CARIBOU - "melody day what have i done. now our hearts are locked up tight again..." from Melody Day.
4. What is your favorite album by 49?
MOLDY PEACHES - their self titled album.
5. How many albums by 13 do you own?
A HAWK AND A HACKSAW - two. darkness at noon. and the way the wind blows. both amazing albums.
6. What is your favorite song by 50?
HELLOGOODBYE - its been ages. i dont listen to them anymore. but i used to love Here In Your Arms and Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn.
7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad?
YANN TIERSEN - yes. Monochrome is such a sad song. it makes me think of depression. but the music is so wonderful.
8. What is your favorite album by 15?
ISLANDS - return to the sea. its smashing. i love dont call me whitney, bobby. and pretty much every song on there. its like a mix of the shins and okkervil river and of course the unicorns.
9. What is your favorite song by 5?
PATRICK WOLF - tough call. either Bluebells or Get Lost. but probably get lost. the lyrics are so fun and whimsical. it makes me want to run away with someone and do something spectacular. the music is wonderful too. but bluebells is kind of haunting and lovely.
10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?
OF MONTREAL - all of their songs really. but mainly The Party's Crashing Us. its my fun go crazy dance like a loon kiss your lover kind of song.
11. What is your favorite album by 41?
FIONN REGAN - the end of history. a man and his acoustic guitar never sounded so lovely.
12. What is your favorite song by 10?
THE UNICORNS - it changes. but i think its Ghost Mountain. its wonderful. the lyrics are funny and grim and weird and awesome. "...and then someone told a story about something dead and gory..." haha come on!
13. What is a good memory you have involving 31?
INGRID MICHAELSON - haha driving my sister crazy singing the way i am.
14. What is your favorite song by 38?
TEGAN AND SARA - good question. i think its You Wouldn't Like Me or i know, i know, i know.
15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy?
RADIOHEAD - All I Need
16. How many times have you seen 25 live?
MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK - never.
17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23?
VAMPIRE WEEKEND - Mansard Roof. first track on the album hahaha.
18. What is your favorite album by 11?
FERRABY LIONHEART - catch the brass ring.
19. Who is a favorite member of 1?
DEVENDRA BANHART - um... devendra i suppose.
20. Have you ever seen 14 live?
INTERPOL - i wish.
21. What is a good memory involving 27?
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - meeting my best friend because he recognized the velvet underground banana on my andy warhol bag. haha we bonded over TVU. it was great.
22. What is your favorite song by 16?
CAT POWER - Sea of Love. it gets stuck in my head and never goes away.
23. What is the first song you ever heard by 47?
VIOLENT FEMMES - Blister in the Sun. but Gone Daddy Gone is my favorite.
24. What is your favorite album by 18?
AU REVOIR SIMONE - the bird of music. beautiful album. so dreamy.
25. What is your favorite song by 21?
NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL - Two Headed Boy Pt. 2 its beautiful.
26. What is the first song you ever heard by 26?
OKKERVIL RIVER - For Real. gives me the chills. but its so good.
27. What is your favorite album by 3?
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE - sung tongs. but i dont know because feels is amazing too. who knows in time i might like feels better but right now its sung tongs.
28. What is you favorite song by 2?
BEIRUT - Postcards From Italy. its my favorite song ever.
29. What was the first song you ever heard by 32?
PAVEMENT - Unfair.
30. What is you favorite song by 8?
JENS LEKMAN - Your Arms Around Me (acoustic version).
31. How many times have you seen 17 live?
SUFJAN STEVENS - oh i wish!
32. Is there a song by 44 that makes you happy?
INCUBUS - um i dont really like them... my sister was listening. blech.
33. What is you favorite album by 12?
SONIC YOUTH - oh my god. i have no idea. either sonic nurse. day dream nation. or goo. probably sonic nurse.
34. What is the worst song by 45?
JIMI HENDRIX - you realize thats jimi hendrix youre talking about?
35. What was the first song you ever heard by 34?
GOGOL BORDELLO - Start Wearing Purple. hahah love them.
36. What is you favorite album by 48?
COLDPLAY - i dont know really. probably a rush of blood to the head.
37. How many times have you seen 43 live?
FILM SCHOOL - never.
38. What is you favorite song by 36?
THE LADY SAILS - Coffee, girl or Autumn Grace.
39. What was the first song you ever heard by 28?
COLD WAR KIDS - Tell Me in the Morning. still one of my favorites.
40. What is your favorite album by 7?
MODEST MOUSE - this is a long ride for something with nothing to think about and building something out of nothing. theyre both fabulous.
41. Is there a song by 30 that makes you happy?
POSTAL SERVICE - Brand New Colony. my favorite song of theirs. so wonderful. "i want to take you far from the cynics in this town and kiss you on the mouth."
42. What is your favorite album by 42?
DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL - a mark, a mission, a brand, a scar.
43. What is your favorite song by 35?
NICOLE ATKINS - either Brooklyn's on Fire or Maybe Tonight.
44. What is a good memory you have involving 46?
BEN KWELLER - listening to his cd over and over and over again while driving back from somewhere. dancing in the car. singing along. fun stuff.
45. What is your favorite song by 53?
PANDA BEAR - Comfy In Nautica.
46. Is there a song by 9 that makes you happy?
ALEXZ JOHNSON - Perfect.
47. What is your favorite album by 4?
THE SHINS - either oh, inverted world or chutes too narrow. probably chutes too narrow.
48. Who is a favorite member of 37?
JET - dont know much about jet. dont really listen to them.
49. What is the first song you ever heard by 40?
JAMIE CAMPBELL BOWER - that song from sweeny todd.
50. How many albums do you own by 20?
BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW - just one. its jaw droppingly amazing.
PixiesSpoonCaribouMoldy PeachesA Hawk and a HacksawHellogoodbyeYann TiersenIslandsPatrick Wolfof MontrealFionn ReganThe UnicornsIngrid MichaelsonTegan and SaraRadioheadMotion City SoundtrackVampire WeekendFerraby LionheartDevendra BanhartInterpolThe Velvet UndergroundCat PowerAu Revoir SimoneNeutral Milk HotelOkkervil RiverAnimal CollectiveBeirutPavementJens LekmanSufjan StevensSonic YouthJimi HendrixGogol BordelloColplayFilm SchoolThe Lady SailsCold War KidsModest MouseThe Postal ServiceDashboard ConfessionalNicole AtkinsBen KwellerPanda BearAlexz JohnsonThe ShinsJetBlack Moth Super Rainbow