Friday, October 21, 2011

being thankful

cosy catchup

fashion forward flem


everyone got prty

the artist

the witches

the boys

hand on the wrong side jess

blurry broken doll?

cheers'ing (eye contact all around)

starting to get sloppy

together at last (with a few in spirit)



time for turkey(less) dinner

14 hands at work

serious 1

silly 2

looking at the crazies on the couch

drunk andy in motion

morning light post slumber (nice flowers fran!)

leftover canal picnic

parting ways


What a trip!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

james blake

as part of chris' birthday present, i got us tickets to see james blake. he played at the commodore on sunday and it was an incredible show. i was worried i would be (once again) let down by a live show as i inevitably compare it to the studio recorded music; however, i was pleasantly surprised and very impressed; he is extremely talented. i tend to question artists that rely so heavily on so-called 'electronic aids' and wonder what they would sound like if all of the digital effects and equipment were taken out of the picture. i am positive that even without all his synthesizers and distorted sounds james blake is a fantastic musician (and thus, those are simply the cherry on the cake of his raw talent). he is a well taught pianist and has a voice like none other. he also appears to be eloquently spoken and rather intelligent - all things that gain my respect.

"Sometimes it's just the only way that you can achieve a certain sound. I can sing, but I like to treat my vocals anyway. I can't distort my voice without the use of a distortion unit, but that doesn't mean I'm doing something unnatural."

i also like when people (especially famous people) in the "alternative" or "underground" music scene confess to liking things that are slightly more mainstream just like most of us do but don't always like to admit to.

"And I'm a sucker for hearing recognizable samples just as much as anyone else and I'd like to put my own spin on that. Maybe it's cathartic, too. Like I remember when "Ignition (Remix)" by R. Kelly came out and just being absolutely embarrassed to love it. For me, it's an exorcism of all those old melodies and voices."

who doesn't secretly love it when ignition gets played in da clubzzzzz? ;)

this is a cover of joni mitchell's 'case of you' that he played for his first encore. and this is the first song chris ever showed me of his and will always be one of my faves.

he (& i) will be in montreal very soon!

Monday, September 12, 2011

an UPdate

bed bugs - check
psychotic landlord - check
hostess job - check
unknown future/lost identity - check
(what feels like a permanent) lack of creativity - check

a trip to montreal plus a trip to mexico(!) - check
the best friends - check
2 weeks notice - check
someone who still gives me butterflies - check

just a little perspective check. hope it wasn't too melodramatic.
this blog may be up and running again. we shall see.

i like this painting by paco pomet...

Monday, February 14, 2011

happy vday

if you squint your eyes you can see a heart of sorts.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

writer's block

i can't seem to post anything of mine here at the moment. i feel like i'm doing nothing with my life and therefore have nothing important to say. not the best feeling.