Friday, November 14, 2008

"My Work Self is Suffocating My LIFE ME!"

Lately I've been feeling a lot like this Liz Lemon quote from last week's brilliant new episode of 30 Rock. Except, there's no comic relief and I don't get to meet Oprah. Not even a fake Oprah.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It's a Beautiful World

Tim Myers - A Beautiful World

"It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled. Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been a collection of Red States and Blue States: we are, and always will be, the United States of America."
-President-Elect Barack Obama

Just look at what we can do.

Yesterday certainly won't be the answer to all of our problems. We still have a ways to go, especially in light of today's news about several states' bans on gay marriage. But it's a step in the right direction. I'm still bewildered and in awe of last night's events. I wish I had more to say, but words fail me now. My heart is so full.

The Tim Myers tune may sound familiar, perhaps you've heard it in a serene and tranquil Target Commercial over the summer?
It's also from Myers's new steller The Good Life EP, available on iTunes.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Oh Darling

Portland's Oh Darling [pictured] may have the cutesy name and the cutesy dresses (seriously, CUTE!) but don't let the darling little details fool you. These cutey-pies came to rock.

Oh Darling - Waking Up On A Train

You can grab Oh Darling's new CD, Nice Nice, on iTunes and CD Baby.

Friday, October 31, 2008

14,000 Things to be Happy About

"14,000 Things to be Happy About," by Troubled Hubble:

Well, I couldn't think of 14,000 things, but here are a few items that have recently brought me joy:
1. It's Halloweeeeen!
2. 30 Rock is back! And very funny!
3. There's news about the upcoming Metric album!!!!!
3. 4 MORE DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4. Chris Otepka, the guy who sang the song featured in the video above, is hard at work on an album with his new band, The Heligoats. The End of All-Purpose is due out in early 2009.

The Heligoats - Been a Drill

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Mixtape for Barack Obama

A fellow who calls himself Logarhythmik has assembled a spiffy mashup of The Cool Kids' Bake Sale CD to help raise money for Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

The Cool Kids - A Party (Logarhythmix)

You can donate monies or you can just download the mixtape, it's tres fun. But whatever you do, be sure to get yourself to the polls on Election day.

Download The Bank Sale Mixtape

Barack Obama's Presidential Campaign Website

Just in case it hasn't been clear all of these months, I will be voting for Barack Obama come next Tuesday. Out of all of the endorsements I've read and seen thus far, I think I like Colin Powell's words about our next president the best:

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Ask Ladyhawke

Ladyhawke's Pip Brown will be taking your questions as NME's new resident advice columnist aka "Agony Aunt." You can email her your queries about inattentive boyfriends with pedicures that look better than yours until her tour ends.

I didn't know that there was a video for "Dusk Till Dawn" until now. I'm not late, I'm right on time for Halloween:

I'm actually getting some costume ideas for next Friday. Maybe I should just buy a freaky mask and a Ghostface Killah t-shirt and be done with it.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

"Drive to Work to Pay for this Car."

Gawker suggests some music for your listening pleasure while our economy takes a nosedive into the new Great Depression. Their "Depression Playlist" is satisfactory (Bowie's "Always Crashing in the Same Car" is a fitting inclusion), but I think the commenters hit the mark even better, with songs by Jimi, Sam Cooke, and Gillian Welch that very may well have been about our addiction to consumerism/the shit hitting the fan.

As for me, I think I'll continue listening to more of the same of what I've always been listening to. Listening to a lot of Metric, obvis.

Metric - Handshakes

If you've never seen Metric live, and you've never had the opportunity to scream "BAH-BAH-BAHDAH-DAH" along with Emily and hundreds of strangers, here's your chance: