Saturday, May 29, 2010


His voice gives me shivers. Like Berninger, like Cave.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Zola Jesus

This is an unofficial video set to the title track off of that same EP. I don’t wanna be a robo-lez about this, but it’s kind of boring. Grainy shots of graveyards and carousels are to this music what stock photos of white people with perfect teeth are to store bought picture frames. Where are the green lasers? Where are the dead-eyed models in catsuits? This song still knocks though, a good jam to sit with in your room alone, pretending you’re in a club full of high fashion robo-lesbians from the 80’s.
-excerpt from tripwire

Zola Jesus - I Can't Stand


Thursday, May 27, 2010


I Feel Nice... Like Thai Spice

My coworkers and I ordered pad thai today and when it arrived I couldn't help but sing and dance to this song. Not as good as the master of course!

My coworkers said I was "extra". Yeah - extra awesome.

Sweet Tooth

Why didn't I try that vegan chocolate cake last night?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mono EEEE Mono!

Mono is coming to town next month! I saw them at the now defunct Mary Jane's somewhere between 02 and 03 and they blew me and my compatriots away.

The buzz in the blogospheres is that their latest album Hymn to the Immortal Wind is gorgeous. Can't wait to get my paws on it.


Photographed for the first time together. Little polar opposite love.

Karen Elson and Jack White for June Vogue by Annie Liebovitz

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Quote Of The Day

INSTAREBLOG: The Noops have totally rewon my affections with Together. I’d given up back around Twin Cinema …

As I told someone the other day, when people ask me what I’m into these days, I say “Everyones old new record” — The New Pornographers, LCD Soundsystem, Goldfrapp, Spoon, The National, Ted Leo & Rx. A lot of bands I’ve championed for nearly a decade (!!!) are really hitting it out of the park after some missteps over the past few years. Why the fuck would I want to listen to some crap a kid made on their computer that I could also easily make on ON MY COMPUTER WHILE STONED ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON? Give me some quality, geez.

-random blogger

All Hail the King

Finally ready to share this guy with you all. I absolutely love everything I've heard by him.

[This is a darling acoustic performance for Black Cab Sessions - See a better version HERE]

We Are Not Romantics


Monday, May 24, 2010

To Dream of Pickles

And the dreamy mood continues. Think I've been watching too many medical and legal shows; all of my dreams lately feature skin grafting and alibis.


Dreamy doesn't even begin to describe the mood today.

Birthdays - Sniff Dogs


Saturday, May 22, 2010


Last night after the midnight movie I treated myself to a taxi ride. My driver was this hilariously old white haired man with the sweetest disposition.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Optimistically Avoiding Reality

Quote of the Day:
Marriage is part of a sort of 50's revival package that's back in vogue along with neckties and naked ambition. - Calvin Trillin


Beach Fossils - Sometimes


Arcade Fire 12" release teaser - so shitty. Don't they know we're already chomping at the bit? Sheeeeesh.

A. The Suburbs

AA. Month of May


Shock and Terror

Midnight Movie Madness this weekend... I'm so there.

Birdemic: Shock And Terror Official Theatrical Trailer

Thursday, May 20, 2010


David Lynch for Dior with the lovely Marion Cotillard.

Next up? Martin Scorsese, Baz Luhrmann and Jean Pierre Jeunet [LOVE].


True Romance

Laughing For Days

Designer Temporary Tattoos???

Yours for only $75.


Thanks D$$$ for reminding me these guys just released their latest.

Matt Berninger's voice really gets to me... and Aaron Dessner - music crush LOVE.

The National Blood Buzz Ohio mp3


Going Green?

Fashion always borrows from past decades but it's starting to border on recycled not re-envisioned.

Jellies are back too. Joy.

Marc Jacobs Jelly Ballet Flat $155

Sretsis 2010/2011 Lookbook "Stolen Moments"

Not Near Enough

And I always thought that it would make me smarter, but it's only made me harder.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Toro C'est Moi

Toro y Moi - Leave Everywhere

Zo Beautiful

Zooey Deschanel for Lula.

Photographed by Ellen von Unwerth

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Turn That Frown Upside Down!


30 years ago today Ian Curtis died. Peter Hook will be playing Unknown Pleasures in its entirety tonight at FAC251.

I wish I had a private jet.

Swamp Thing

Monday, May 17, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010


Photographer Steven Klein's tribute to Alexander McQueen in French Vogue. Gorgeous!

View the entire spread on his website [filed under Photo/French Vogue/2010/Erotica]

1, 2, 3

I can't decide if I like these guys or not; their other track "Can't Bribe God" left me a little unfazed but by the third listen of this one I have to admit I was a little swayed by the limped 70's swagger. Plus the intro gave me a little chuckle.

1, 2, 3 - Confetti


Hannah Saul by Nick Blair for Fashiontrend #19 "Nightwalkers" Australia

Nataliya Piro by Greg Sorensen for Lush Magazine

Wanessa Milhomem by Nicholas Routzen for Futureclaw #3

Lydia Hearst by Elias Wessel for Vixen Magazine

Judith Bedard by Takuya Uchiyama for Vogue Nippon

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Best Music Festival Line-Up in Da World

Over the Moon

The troop scattered, the first to leave was the acrobat. It was Olga, her eldest daughter.
Sarah Moon
Toned Silver Gelatin Print
50 x 60 cm

All photos by Sarah Moon

The Secret Public

This Month
Steven Kasher Gallery, NYC

"Obviously it’s kind of funny and part of me just thinks ‘come on don’t be anonymous’. It’s quite easy when you’re anonymous, it’s a lot harder to actually do things in public and front it out. This is a problem I have with the internet in general, a lot of the comments are made anonymously and I just think you can sneer at a lot of people doing stuff but they’re putting their name to it and they’re going out in public with it." -John Savage

Well said John.


Gathering Dust

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


A response to the cowardly troll who called me a liar in my previous post.

LIAR, n. A lawyer with a roving commission.

Definition courtesy of The Devil's Dictionary .

Photo courtesy of Bite Me, Seriously.

You Came In With Flying Colors

Last night I hosted an accidental spontaneous party and Love of Diagrams came up on my computer from a mix a friend made me some time ago [thank you!]. It was a pretty big hit and made us stay up that much later.

They remind me a lot of Blondie. By the way, Debbie Harry singing in Spanish? Delicioso!


[free download but be warned it's 11 minutes of Blondie amazingness and ends a little abruptly]

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Now That is Fresh!

These guys might make it on the swap too - this is such a great springtime driving song.

But homeboy talks an awful lot. Presents: Delorean "Grow" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.


So me and my friends are doing another cd swap and I think maybe, just maybe, I might have to include something from these guys. They've been making an increasing appearance in my daily playlist.

Bear in Heaven- You Do You

Wishing Impossible Things

I wish I could be in Brighton this weekend celebrating my birthday with all these amazing bands.


Like her or not Joanna Newsom certainly has an opinion and isn't afraid to express it. This pretty much made my morning.

My problem isn’t actually with Lady Gaga. But there’s not much in her music to distinguish it from other glossy, formulaic pop. She just happens to wear slightly weirder outfits than Britney Spears. But they’re not that weird – they’re mostly just skimpy. She’s fully marketing her body/sexuality; she’s just doing it while wearing, like, a ‘fierce’ telephone hair-hat. Her sexuality has no scuzziness, no frank raunchiness, in the way that, say, Peaches, or even Grace Jones, have – she’s Arty Spice! And, meanwhile, she seems to take herself so oddly seriously, the way she talks about her music in the third person, like she’s Brecht or something. She just makes me miss Cyndi Lauper.

On Madonna:

I think maybe she doesn’t hold her money very gracefully, the way some people can’t hold their drink.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

All We Want To Do Is Love

More pop quebecois. Braids - Lemonade


Run out and kiss someone stat - this is mucho perfecto for spring time.

That little arrow on the right side let's you download their new single for free- don't you just love love love the interwebs?

Muchos Besos!

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Say No to Love


This is so sad. I've postponed blogging about it in the hopes it was all a cruel joke but no, White Rose Movement has officially called it a day; not because of problems between bandmates like egos or drugs but because of stupid fucking record release funding and bureaucracy.

The artist always gets lost in the politics. So pissed. It's a shame they weren't able to release their completed sophomore album before giving up the ghost. I still remember listening to Kick for the first time. LOVE. Finn Vine had the best boots, Owen Dyke the best hair and Taxxi was just adorable- music crushes for ever.

Alsatian: Slam Saccharine Sam

Love is a Number: I fucking love myself I better love you.

Latest/Last single released Small and the Witches Revenge. [video]

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Disconnect via Urban Dictionary: A means without an end.

Mouth's Cradle - Front Porch

Wolf Parade - Ghost Pressure

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Personal days rule. Gonna go eat some tacos in a high hat with Taco Ockerse and strut my blues away.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Schilte & Portielje

Dutch couple Huub Schilte and Jacqueline Portielje create quietly graceful creatures that are part photography, part drawing, part digital collage.
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