Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Just One Thing

++Some of this year's fuller skirts and saggy crotches on ladies pants are hilarious. An all over sag is fine and good..I'm even ok with the diapers look...but when it is, umm, a very specific localized frontal sag? Well, ya lost me there, designers. Only thing I ever wanna be packin is my bags for vacation.

++All up in my thoughts over my current musical fixations after the cut. It gets real tedious and Comic Con levels of obsessive..read on at yer own risk..

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Monday, January 26, 2015

I'm Self Employed

++Ooh diss, Michael Kuzek in 1988!

++James Yuill has catchier, more uptempo stuff that's being stirred and remixed by today's DJs, but I'm partial to this somber one from way back in '09.

++Thanks to Shakira and Adam Levine it's totally cool, sanctioned, hot and sexy to be howlingly lupine in song but what about other animal noises?(*) Like the birds in the background of this Sam Feldt redux of Robin S? You so nasty birds!! The trend starts here.

++:37 seconds with Molly Tuttle.

++Here's a chipper start to the week.:

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

They Live

++I still love this old picture of Wild Belle... Belle
(Fun fact: Just found out that Tujunga means "old woman's place."

++Scott Conant's restaurant Corsair has an air of "sprezzatura" or "effortless sophistication." And big round booths, the Italian word for which is "scootch-overa", I believe.

++I'm pretty sure there are two bands calling themselves "The Suits"? I like whichever one it is that does this song.

++Matt Bellamy's got his Kentucky Derby headwear ready.

++Excited to see what comes next in Andrew Rannell's career.

++Ricki and the Flash: With Charlotte Rae as "Oma"? Take my money now.

++I'm sometimes too lazy to write the tildes in people's names let alone type them, so don't even get me started on all the grapheme stuff happening above Slavoj Zizek's name.

++TVOTR's Tunde Adebimpe stars in a movie with Kristen Wiig called Nasty Baby. Probably the hardest part of being a celeb would be all the games you have to play. So many games, like, all the time. Also what if you have a misshapened head? How would you wear the wool caps required at Sundance?

++I love the initial scene revolving around Colin Firth here, how its quiet and well thought out mostly hand to hand combat. Call me old fashioned. Then it goes big and you lose the intimate feel of violence #valentinesday.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Fohr What It's Worth

Model- Taylor LaShaePhotographer- Zach GrossIndustria SuperStudio
++Social value can now be authenticated down to the minute. Very DJIA-ish.

++Each year I like to see what color Pantone picks and this year it's Marsala. They went kind of sexy this time around.  Tabloids gonna be diggin up the dirt on you soon, Marsala!

++The sassy old broad in me approves this tweet.

++The first line of this article... Who are these shadowy figures sitting around the campfire and "suspecting?" Sounds exhausting. Maybe it's the new way to burn calories.

++Here's something moderately adorable to cap off the week. Rachel In The City Lindsay moved to Vermont after years of living in New York and has carved out a niche for herself cartooning all the local color that passes through her health food store checkstand, Roz Chast style. I love comics with a sweet temperament. Put some of your music on You Tube, Rachel! Or make it easier to find, whatever...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Natural Fibres

++IDon't Want.YourLife. But I do want your camera, biiiiooootchhh! And maybe your eye/perspective.

++One of my favorite things in the world is when someone makes voices or singers sound like the theme of the song, i.e., the bees in FOtBB (:05) , and the angel voices in the background heard here (1:30). Y No more music have fun with all the possibilities of soundz? Toos corny?

News From the Inbox!:

++Our friend with the good stuff Dan Deacon is back with a new album titled Glass Riffer out February 24th. Still bliss-tering, Danny! As in, full of bliss. (Hm, that didn't work.)

++Dim Mak presents a collection of its best remixes from '14.

++Ryan Link's music has been used in several Broadway productions... Listen here.

++Philadelphia's Del Sur release their debut EP on 1/27. Here's a single.

Special Event

++Tell'em I sent you. Mention code: 524Usedtopiratemusic and you get a free cranberry scone.

++One thing I miss when xmas ends & before the next xmas season starts up again (roughly a one week period in mid January) is the way the Lexus commercials disappear. Something about those commercials with the snowiness and a big red bow atop a sedan in front of a colonial house and that voiceover guy's silky voice gets me in my feels with a weird unplaceable chill. All the different feelings. I looked up the voiceover guy and he was replaced with another voiceover guy in a contentious transition, a bloody coup with microphones flying everywhere apparently. To be a fly on the wall of that nicely voiced argument? All those dulcet toned epithets flying! I'd be all..

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

So Strong

++This song would have more than decent enough as an instrumental, the vocals on top R maraschino-ville.

++RE Seth Rogen: Something tells me that it's not a good idea to make snipers angry at you..?

++Headline: This Soulless Bachelor guy adds an apostrophe to his name in an affectation like india.arie, and I'm ok with it.

Thursday, January 15, 2015


++I wanted to see what my sweetie Luke LaLonde has been up to. And it's some Spoon-like activity, I see. That and getting crossing guards in trouble? Catchy little song though.

++AKA, the only time people in LA ever talk to each other. Those things turn into giant angry tailgate  parties with someone lookin for attention.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Alla Turca

There's probably not a day in my life that goes by when I don't hear the first, oh I don't know, 40 seconds of Mozart's Sonata No.11 dance about in my mind. Sometimes more depending on the amount of caffeine intake.

In the same way people are very particular about how they like their eggs cooked, I knows how I like my No.11...and that's to say not too fast/light and spritely..a mistake many pianists make with Mozart. No, I like it when an interpreter goes just the wee bit heavyhanded on the notes.

You want to maintain the liveliness without sacrificing the pointedness of Mozart's intentions, and for my money no one nails the upper melody quite like Ireland's Finghin Collins.:

On the other hand (sure, I'll keep that) Jeno Jando has a much better command of those lower chords (the way he goes deliberate and HAM sounds downright boastful next to Collins')(listen at :48).

Now if only they could do a Heart N Soul duet and make mama happy. That's the Frankenstein I'd build...

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