so many pies to bake, so little time! →
Closer - Kings of Leon
is it iced coffee weather dot com →
therealjanelle: finn promised me this site was coming, and now, it is here. awesome!
Last word on ACL for now, I promise →
posted (from home) without comment →
tacos and pink drinks
total cost of ACL (excluding plane and concert tickets): day one: breakfast tacos-homemade by Frank at home apple-snagged from the fridge on our way out water bottle $3 emergenC-free from my bag veggie taco-$3 vitamin water $3 dinner, half of veggie fajitas and tons of chips and salsa-$10 including tax, tip and so on day two: iced tea-free with ACL text message ad apple-also...
Day three Austin City Limits recap
This city really knows how to throw a festival. I’m already thinking about SXSW in March. Maybe I’ll do music in addition to interactive? A.A. Bondy. Great solo acoustic guitar act, but in a different way than Jose Gonzalez. He was a cross between old Bob Dylan (obvious comparison because of the harmonica) and Elliot Smith, but with a Southern US vibe (he’s from Mississippi...
Walking with a Ghost - Tegan and Sara
oh dear →
Because of recent trips and trip-related spending, I won’t be shopping (or, likely, eating out or going anywhere) for something like the rest of the year. But I’m pretty sure this place will be a temptation.
day two of Austin City Limits
A wrap-up of today: We started the day with homemade apple pancakes and a bike ride along Town Lake to the festival. Fleet Foxes. They have such a great sound and this was the perfect set to start day two. They didn’t really wow me since, honestly, they sounded pretty similar to their studio recordings. They’re good but maybe they need to improvise a bit? The Fratellis. Scottish...
I looked up the lineup from Coachella because I could only remember a few acts I’d seen, namely Snow Patrol, Rilo Kiley, Razorlight, and Stereophonics (the latter simply because they seemed to be on speed). Here’s who played on day one: Ambulance LTD, Amp Fiddler, Bauhaus, Bloc Party, Boom Bip, Buck 65, Café Tacuba, Hernan Cattaneo, The Chemical Brothers, Coldplay, Jamie Cullum,...
so I don't forget
day one: Yeasayer. Great way to start the day. Much better (and much more sober?) than when I saw them before. Jakob Dylan. Impressive. Such a great musician. And so handsome. Did I mention handsome? Jamie Lidell. A cross between Maroon 5 and Jamiroquai, but more pop-ified. The preppy girls around me were REALLY into it and knew all the words. I wasn’t feeling it but I see the appeal....
Austin City Limits, day one
Just wrote a band-by-band recap of today at Austin City Limits and as I was finishing off the 9th band, my laptop spontaneously shut down. I hope Tumblr adds an auto-save feature soon! I don’t have it in me to rewrite that all now. My head is full of music and my ears have a slight ring or buzz in them. My nose is a bit stuffy from all the dust and second hand smoke. I’m the only one...
working from home is good for you, your company,... →
another Friday option →
closing night of the Rooftop Films season. on the Lower East Side. free open bar with ticket! p.s. I have free tix if you want.
to do on Friday: BAM Takeover →
my college friend Jared’s Budos Band is playing (along with St. Vincent and others). there will be movies, drinks, Djs, and all sorts of other craziness.
MAD (Museum of Arts and Design) is free this... →
bike valet parking at the Flea →
I’ve never seen this in Brooklyn before, though I know lots of events in SF do. New York is getting just a teensy bit more bike friendly!
to do tonight →
I’ve been into Oliver Sacks for some time now, ever since I read that book of his with the description of synesthesia in the intro (which one was that again?). via Gothamist
say what!? ridiculous drew barrymore/ed westwick... →
sign here! →
outdoor concerts are nice, especially when they are free and a quick bike ride from my apartment.
Morgan Ave stop on the L gets a little facelift →
This was the first neighborhood where I spent time in Brooklyn in 2005. Here and Brooklyn Heights. Weird, I know.
2008 MacArthur Genius Grants Awarded →
It’s a top secret process so the recipients don’t know that they are even being considered (though friends/family/colleagues give extensive references).
oh come on. williamsburg "BELT" →
NY Times tries to coin a new term for a neighborhood that’s been around for a loooong time.
Dignan's life plan from the movie Bottle Rocket →
this movie always makes me laugh. via kottke