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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

My Year in Lists

Here are my favorite songs, albums and shows of this year. I don't listen to as many albums as I used to so that narrows that one a bit so there are a lot of good artists I left out. I tried not to repeat artists but in one case, it couldn't be avoided. All lists are in descending order. I am sure I will regret whatever I put up here in an hour.

My favorite albums of the decade will follow soon.

5. We Have Band-SXSW
4. Cymbals Eat Guitars-All four times I saw them
3. Dirty Projectors-SXSW
2. Gossip-930 Club
1. Phoneix-RNR Hotel;literally the best show I have ever been to

5. "Albatross, Albatross, Albatross" Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band
4. "You Got the Love" The XX cover/remix of Florence and the Machine
3. "Hazel" Junior Boys
2. "Marrow" St. Vincent
1. "1901" and "Lisztomania" Phoneix-I just couldn't decide between the two!!!

5. "EP" Discovery-This is some dancy shit!!!

4. "Fantasies" Metric-Finally a whole album of hits rather than a few decent singles

3. "S/T" Pains of Being Pure at Heart-Beautiful and noisy songs about youth and love

2. "Music for Men" Gossip-First off, the title is badass. Second off, the songs are badass

1. "Another City, Another Sorry" The Answering Machine-My new favorite band. Might make my favorite albums of the decade list. We'll see.

Monday, November 02, 2009

The Internette

Dreams come true with the power of the internet.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Few Things

1-Does anyone have the Polaroid Pogo? It doesn't work with my phone or my future phone (iphone) but as a lover of instant film I want it.
2-I've been working out...a lot. Turbo Jam is da bomb.
Cliffer by the Answering Machine is da bomb. Also digging Daniel by Bat for Lashes and Hazel by Junior Boys.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Keep Austin Weird

I went to SXSW this year just to hang out. It was kinda nice not having to worry about loading in and all that. It was also nice to not have Erik make me get up at 5am to get a parking spot. Here are the bands I saw:

Mean Creek
Eli "Paperboy" Reed
Hot Panda
Mason Proper
Bad Veins
Dirty Projectors
Wild Light
Cut Off Your Hands
The Wrens
We Have Band
Bishop Allen (like one song)
Passion Pit (also one song)
Ra Ra Riot
Pains of Being Pure at Heart

I also went to the woxy studio and saw We Have Band again and a few songs of Future of the Left.

For those of you interested in this sort of thing my favorite bands were We Have Band and Dirty Projectors. The most disappointing was N.A.S.A cause it was like listening to one of Erik or Adam's DJ sets (without the "put that p*ssy on me" sample) and Kayne West didn't show up for his part on their single. I also never saw Ladyhawke but overall a very successful and exhausting SXSW!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

A Side

I've been playing in a band called Title Tracks.  We have a single coming out on Dischord on April 6.  I'm very excited and hope everyone buys it!

Saturday, February 21, 2009


I am 25 but I can admit without shame that Joe Jonas is a hottie.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Lordy, Lordy

Jared is 30!  We had dinner at Logan Tavern (my new fav) and then went to Joe's for dessert.  I made the Barefoot Contessa's bread pudding which called for 11 eggs (why not just the whole dozen?) and 5 cups of half and half.  We also had a chocolate cake with chocolate marscapone icing and a boston cream pie for dessert.  I think we all gained 5 pounds.