Thursday, April 29

karibu nyumbani

Recently, I haven't been able to stop thinking about Tanzania. I spent five weeks there last summer volunteering at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro and few experiences measure up to the memories I made there... The people, oh the people! I've never seen such beautiful smiles... Here are a few pictures I took while over there. I probably wont be able to resist putting more up, so I apologize in advance for the Africa overload :) Most of this first batch is from around Rau, the local village right outside Moshi. 



just a body in your bed

As promised (finally!), here's my favorite track by Thao With the Get Down Stay Downs off of Know Better Learn Faster. Thanks to Sean for converting the file for me!

bamf, part II

"You can't have a revolution if the music isn't right. You know what I mean, boys?"

Tuesday, April 27

Monday, April 26

rainy monday

"Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet."

- roger miller


Just a few spring prints I came up with after going to a local nursery this past weekend.

Sunday, April 25

earth day

I hope everybody had a nice Earth Day this past week :)

zombie flower?

I've been a little under the weather for the past week but on Friday I made it out to a local nursery and saw some pretty cool flowers... I think this one looks like a brain! The pictures don't do it a lot of justice but you can see the two colors. When the light was hitting it just right, it looked like it was alive!... zombie flower?

Friday, April 16

Thursday, April 15

if you weren't a flower...

I think this would make an awesome skirt. If it weren't a flower.

garden party

Wednesday, April 14

like a lick of ice cream...

I've been listening to Thao with The Get Down Stay Downs pretty much exclusively for the past week and I can't get enough.  For a while I thought she sounded like a more upbeat Andrew Bird with less whistling and more clapping but I think I have to rethink that... Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a good m4a to mp3 converter so I only have videos of songs I could find online which doesn't include my favorite, "Body"...

This first video is for "When We Swam" which has been stuck in my head for so many days its been getting ridiculous... especially when I start singing the hook outloud.


ted leo + the pharmacists

I love this new ted leo single, "The Mighty Sparrow," off their latest album The Brutalist Bricks. If you don't know Ted Leo, you should because there's no way you can be in a bad mood after listening to any of his songs. For the longest time my favorite from him was "Me and Mia" but I think we might have a contender on our hands...

the truth

"It's so hard to be hippy when you're dressed to kill."

Monday, April 12

Friday, April 9

new band of horses!

Band of Horses has released a track off their upcoming album! It's called "Compliments" and the video for it is pretty ridiculous. I do love the concept behind it though, and all the mountains don't hurt :) ... I wonder what kind of drugs they prefer?

Thursday, April 8

Wednesday, April 7

that festival craving...


The weather recently has left me craving for a music festival so bad! I keep thinking about Sasquatch last year and all of the great performances we saw out there. There were so many its hard to remember them all but gosh the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, M83 and Nine Inch Nails were oh so good :)  Sasquatch is easily one of the best weekends of the year... ohhh I just can't wait for this year

my new candle

So last weekend Andy and I were playing with fire and we ended up making this vanilla scented candle made out of a 50 ml Jägermeister bottle (one of those glass mini liquor bottles). I thought about telling you how we made it but it's simple enough I think you could figure it out. If you have to use anything that's not already in your house, though, you're doing it wrong... that is, assuming you keep isopropyl alcohol on hand :)

Tuesday, April 6

dance, kitty, dance

do you know what time it is?

freelance whales

I first heard Freelance Whales on XPN out of Philly a few months back and since then I couldn't stop listening to them! They're a great poppy/electric/experimental band that's fun to bob along to when driving on  sunny day. Their debut album, Weathervanes is set to release next Tuesday, April 13th on Frenchkiss/Mom& Pop Records. The album as a whole is a great listen, very smooth but it felt a little short. 

I'm not the only one to realize the greatness of Freelance Whales, though, because there's already hype building around the band. With increasing airtime and just coming off a great performance at SXSW, I sure hope they get noticed in time to be squeezed somewhere in the Sasquatch lineup!

Here are my two favorite tracks off the album, Hannah and Starring:

the mad ones

Oh my god! Another blog! I can't believe it! Another one of these littering the internet... But why?? It's simple really, I like to share and this is the easiest platform to do so... music, photography, fashion, events, cool things... pretty much anything I would want from a blog :)

Since this is my first time at this, there might be a few hiccups along the way so I ask you to bear with me. In the meantime, though, check out this awesome ladybug.