Tuesday, March 31, 2015


++It's kind of hypnotic, isn't it?

++Ibeyi: Oh this reminds me that I have some fine washables I need to soak later.

++But what about the songs that live in my heart? That's what this map aorta include! (Sorry)

 ++From the inbox: Got an invite to the Shoreditch House in London for a celebration of going on 21 years for the Wall of Sound record label. Read more about the label's impact and the anniversary CD set that includes this gem of a cover by the Jolly Boys.

Directorial Debut

Where's the lady from When Harry Met Sally saying "I'll have what she's having!" ..when you need her? That's the edit I'd do to this video.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Hippie Hooray


++I saw this Moschino tote bag in the LA Times over the weekend. Who knew that Radio Man would be such the trendsetter?? Watch out for those Maraschino knockoffs.

++Errything's called "American _____" to sound cool these days. Sorry American cheese, your turn will never come. YA HEAR!?


++From the inbox: Matt Pond PA will release their new album The State of Gold on June 30th via Doghouse Records. And just like that we are into summer, without a drop of rainwater in sight.

++Today's pick is from Clarence Clarity. I will pretty much post just about anything with an innovative video.


Sunday, March 29, 2015


Looking back now, that was quite a cast of freethinkers they had on Newsradio. Strange brew, that was.

Anyway, this video is too long to watch but I wondered if, [at 6:30] my galactic clone is also somewhere out there pondering detachable soles.

Also, is she mildly annoyed at this moment by Joe Rogan talking a little too loudly about a reality show starring the Real Housewives set in Mars?

Thursday, March 26, 2015



++What stops us from having 12 billion count thread sheets? Gonna go ahead and blame the decline of the American educational system.

++Phones are getting so good...

++So um yeah guess I'll be listening to 3 hours of trap music today as I do my work? Strangely relaxing,lol. This video's kind of cool?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tumblr Girls

++Sometimes I like to randomly survey the Internet to see what it's trying to tell me. To massage it. And sometimes it says "Hey, not there."

++I've been to a few festivals, and maybe just maybe you don't want to get intimate with those people.

++The big twist.

++When I was younger I would tell people my age or older that I was a music blogger and they would look at me with a mixture of confusion and contempt. So you stop trumpeting that info. Cut to the other day when I let it slip to two men much younger than me that I was a longtime music blogger and their expressions changed to awe and admiration. Which was a refreshing sea change, I guess? Like I was a political prisoner released after the social landscape/mores had changed. The sun. It felt so warm on my skin.

Alas the moment was fleeting when they mentioned G Eazy and I had no idea he was. Waah waah.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Pleased To Pink

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I was listening to Tilly and the Wall's Rainbows in the Dark again over the weekend and that song makes me laugh because it's simultaneously joyous and the best and also goes on too long and escalates too high past the point of pleasure til it just about hurts? What I love is how it goes balls to the wall it goes. I'm sure at some point they were like, we need to stop making this song climbing higher and exercise a little moderation. Nooop! they just went all Everest. It's their party and they'll do what they want.

That old Dominant Legs song I used to love hurt my ears in a good way too. It was a tidge shrill but I got in there and occupied/explored that space, their reality, with them. DL's Ryan Lynch shared a rough cut of this new track and I'm happy whatever unplaceable (Outfieldish?)nostalgia they used to broughten is still there. Hoping Hannah Hunt is still part of the band and gets a little time on this..I loved the see-saw quality of their harmony.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Little Record Company

++Someone make a music video about this being symbolic of our collective detachable *souls.*

++The freesia is totally the shruggie of flowers.

++Schpoiley alert.

++I'm not very organized and on top of that, very very lazy at times. So there's this one obscure Fruit Bats song that I am always finding and losing again. This is over the course of about 5 years now. This is SUPES exciting,no? Anyway, in this ongoing quest I snooped around to see what Eric D. "Not Jess Simpson's hubby" Johnson was up to and he's been scoring some films, including a documentary about slain abortion doctor George Tiller and making music and sipping beers with Heidecker and Wood. No I don't know this for a fact. But he has been sitting in on their songs and perhaps... probably... sipping beers afterwards. That's what menfriends do right, delicately sip beers with pinkies in the air after talking about their axe-work in the musical salon? Hm, might be time for me to brush up on modern lingoz.

Sunday, March 22, 2015


++The best bands can't quite describe their sound, right?

++"Oh good," she sighed to herself, clicking on the link. "The surprise is just an egg."

++Is off-piste the way they say 'pissed off' in the UK? Glad I knew this before ever getting into a shouting match with a Brit because that is GD adorable. People don't like when you tell them they are adorable while they are shouting at you.

++I would still wear one of those Livestrong bracelets, but it would be for Mark Strong.Rrowr. Rebel Wilson and Sasha Baron Cohen..that'll be interesting.

++Judging by the comments, a lot of French people excited about comic con, I guess. Or excited about reserving a hotel? That's understandable. I get a little rush reserving travel plans. Where's my convention?

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  • August Alsina
  • John Grant
  • Hooray for Earth
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  • Gotye/Kimbra
  • Rhye
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • King Tuff
  • Lykke Li
  • Ought
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  • Micachu
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  • Ryan Hemsworth
  • Yelle
  • Connan Mockasin
  • Quadron
  • The Generationals
  • The Heavy
  • Deer Tick
  • Sam Smith
  • Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  • The Drums
  • Metronomy
  • Cut Copy
  • Surfer Blood
  • The Muslims/Soft Pack
  • Childish Gambino
  • La Roux
  • YG
  • Ben Sollee
  • Santo-Santigold
  • Summer Camp
  • Future of the Left
  • Liam Finn
  • Le1f
  • Rosebuds
  • Alex Clare
  • MS MR
  • Pains of Being Pure at Heart
  • Vampire Weekend (sorta mocked'em)/The Very Best
  • Active Child
  • La Dispute
  • Tobias Jesso, Jr.
  • Banks
  • Hozier
  • Heartless Bastards
  • Toki and MNDR
  • Jens Lekman
  • Tove Lo
  • Milky Chance
  • Black Kids (still ride for that one song, haters)
  • Band of Horses
  • Juliana Barwick
  • Autre Ne Veut
  • Sylvan Esso
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Odd Future
  • Caribou
  • The Antlers
  • Matthew E. White
  • Bruno Mars
  • Kishi Bashi
  • Charli XCX
  • Willis Earl Beal
  • Nicolas Jaar
  • Mount Kimbie
  • Little Dragon
  • Hospitality
  • Haim
  • Benjamin Booker
  • Blood Orange
  • Kindness
  • Lucius
  • Tom Misch
  • Tove Lo
  • The 1975
  • Perfume Genius
  • Love Language
  • Smith Westerns
  • Wavves
  • Christopher Denny
  • Cate LeBon
  • Fresh and Onlys
  • Paolo Nutini
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Typhoon
  • Wild Beasts
  • Everything Everything
  • Peter Bjorn and John
  • The Neighbourhood
  • Lorde
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Das Racist
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Foster the People
  • First Aid Kit
  • Gardens and Villa
  • Silversun Pickups
  • Band of Skulls
  • St. Paul and the Broken Bones
  • Girls
  • The xx
  • Jay Reatard
  • Local Natives
  • Vivian Girls
  • Miike Snow
  • Passion Pit
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Oh Land (Not popular but das my girl right there, CHEA!)