Monday, October 20, 2014

Dream Pop

I wanted to see what producer Patrik Berger has been up to and I *think* this might be his latest project(?). Sleepy-eyed sisters Miranda and Elektra Kilbey were raised in Sweden and Australia, and are the daughters of one of the members of The Church. Wonder if Julian will dump them for Nikita once he reaches the checkpoint.#fantasyvideocharacterfootball.

Leakin Park

++John Lydgate: Early rapper.

++These fake Prince Charles tweets crack me up. One of the funniest things about Joan Rivers death was the revelation that she liked to paint with 'Chaz. Between Rivers and Camilla, he does seem to be a fan of the bawdy ladies, that ole dog.

++Just saw pix of people doing the TCU frog sign and had to try it myself. Now you will try it yourself.

++ICYMI and JSYK are the most polite,helpful and non-assuming of the modern acronyms.

++Been filling my ears with the Hae Min Lee story on Serial and one day when I grow up I wanna be like its host Sarah Koenig: inquisitive, sharp as all get out, and a tad sarcastic/not above a well placed F word. Yes, waitress I'd like to be Koenig with a side of Chenbot. (Here Dana Chivvis explains, for us fiends, why Serial is a slow drip brew.)

++Sean Hayes counts his blessings in Today's Pick. Just gorgeous. Bow down.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sci-Fi Gadget


++lol, Hella.

++Does KROQ own stock in Milky Chance's Stolen Dance?(Say that one 12x fast!)

++Magic realism realizer Gilbert Hernandez grew up loving Dennis the Menace, Archie and the work of Albert Lewis Kanter, the man behind The Classic illustrated Junior series.Classics-illustrated-junior-527

More on Kanter here.

++For no good reason at all, let's end the week with my one of my all time favorite songs!

Describes Things As They Are

++I duuunnnnooo. For some reason I've been into posting anything clever related to The Rock this year. I guess at some point in our lives we all adopt causes.

++Sometimes things are just what they seem.

++From the inbox: After 10 years with Dischord Records, Beauty Pill has flown the nest for a new album in '15. But they have nuthin but love for Ian Mackaye. Have a listen to an older song here:

++Also from the inbox: If you happen to find yourself in Costa Rica in 2015, check out the Envision festival.

++Opinion Page: 1) I think Adele and Rihanna should never ever release albums again. You won't win ladies.

2) I'm no U2 apologist (au contraire...husband and I are card carrying bashers; the cards are cute with little pink Edge holograms for security), but they were on the cusp of something with that Danger Mouse Mandela song. They were poised and cusped. They should've gone small and dusty. (I read a critical tweet where someone said DM makes everything sound slow, sad and dusty, which I think would have worked for them.)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


++Hey, I just looked it up and no one has thought up the phrase Blue Diamond Phillips yet. So that one's for the taking if anyone wants it.

++Sorry but I'm just full of ideas today, and you know how strippers wear those super-pointy heels? A great invention for them would be to combine the sharp heel with the stick that janitors use to stab/pick up paper trash so it would be easier to retrieve all the fallen dollar bills.


++I love this world we're living in where I can get part of my news from someone named(Instagram user)"Booger Nose." Where Booger Nose is part of the conversation.

++My favorite part of the refrain has always been the suggestion that you should just grab somebody. Anybody. Your local grocer, even. [Remix EDM peacefully and you gets you love from this bloggerette.][Hey Shemce, you need an easier to spell name!]

That Gucci


++Two Parter.

++Somehow I don't feel sorry for Afrojack for coming in 6th place on this list. He'll soon perform at this concert and you can go but there's a (charitable) catch.

Oslo In the Summertime

I was looking at pictures of the lobby of The Thief Hotel in Oslo and, in a different picture taken from a distance, I thought the painting to the left was Gozeerah. Which would've been kinda kool.

Nope. I zoomy-zoomed in closer on the pic and it's called The Horse Thief by Richard Prince. TheThief_CNT_17Jan2013_PR

It's kind of a perfect centerpiece for the hotel, whose owner (Petter Stordalen) is kind of a hustler who once sold strawberries to survive, and the hotel itself is located on a peninsula that once hanged (hung?) thieves. The Thief also has a meeting room that flashes images of Roxy Music album covers... Tt.php I am sold on visiting.. In case anyone wants to send an early Xmas gift. (Or just this shirt, whatever.)

Flip The Script

++Here's a great explanation of #gamergate. Nice work, Kyle Wagner. A true test of journalistic prowess is the ability to explain a concept to someone who knows nothing about the subject, and I'm now enlightened. The artist should've gone more (above) Ebola than Live Free or Die with the controller cord, though..for relevance sake.

++"Carnal Possibility": If you're ever looking for free fun, when reading the word 'carnal' change say it in homie slang like "eyyy, Caaar-NAAAL." Changes the whole tone/meaning of the sentence, gives you a secret giggle and no one's the wiser!!


++From the Inbox: I've been invited to take part in the next LA Music Creators event at The Seed (above) tomorrow night and I don't know if it's open to everyone but I just love the concept, having talked with people struggling to get their music out there. It's been a great thrill of mine to help push the music I genuinely love. Anyway, the idea is kind of a collective/kibbutz-y gathering of the minds where industry people get together with budding musicians and trade thoughts and tips. The New Royales and DJ Khalil will be there and it's free!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Do You Have Synesthesia?


++I'm not sure that you can rail against print without using some form of print? That's a real dilemma for the cause I'm sure...

++Fell for the clickbait, and boy did this quiz nail me. on. the. head.

++Hey rich Westside ladies. I know there was a mandate requiring you to wear tribal prints and scarves but some of all y'all's is moving into Sherpa territory. Dial it down a scarf!

++Kudos granola bars to the executioner behind this Porter Robinson video. Perfect interpretation of the beats/music and forward motion of the song.

Robinson's former partner in crime Mat Zo has been asked to do a track for Gillian Anderson's British reboot Our Robot Overlords, called Robots Never Lie, but I can't find it anywhere. Like, why do I even keep you around, ya goodfurnuthin Internet?

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  • Phosphorescent
  • Robert DeLong
  • Fitz and the Tantrums
  • The Orwells
  • August Alsina
  • John Grant
  • Hooray for Earth
  • Two Door Cinema Club
  • Gotye/Kimbra
  • Rhye
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • King Tuff
  • Lykke Li
  • Ought
  • Calvin Harris
  • Dengue Fever
  • Micachu
  • Death Grips
  • The Kooks
  • Thundercat
  • Kurt Vile
  • Portugal. the Man
  • Dam-Funk
  • Nite Jewel
  • Tame Impala
  • Ryan Hemsworth
  • Yelle
  • Connan Mockasin
  • Quadron
  • The Generationals
  • The Heavy
  • Deer Tick
  • Sam Smith
  • Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  • The Drums
  • 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
  • Vampire Weekend (sorta mocked'em)/The Very Best
  • Active Child
  • La Dispute
  • Jens Lekman
  • 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!)