Morning Music

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September 8th, 2010 >> Music

I am going to try and record a cover of a song every week and post it up on here. I’ve been singing since I was a teenager and within the last 4-6 months have been trying to play the guitar much more frequently than I have in the past. No doubt about it, these covers will be flawed, but they’ll be a way to document the learning process as I go. For the first cover, I chose “The Pact” by Villagers. I don’t get quite as jangly on the guitar as Conor does, but please forgive me; I am a newb. Also, don’t turn this up too loud. I recorded it on my macbook without a proper microphone, so it peaks in the red a bit.

Wootini Gallery Roadshow

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August 24th, 2010 >> Art Stuffs

Wootini Roadshow

Okay – so I realize it has been FOREVER since my last post! My apologies! I’ve been changing gears and changing focus which means spending many hours on The Wootini Gallery Art Tour! Check this puppy out – I traveled around the USA with both New Zealand and American friends, interviewing artists and snapping photos! Now – I have brought back the artwork with me and am holding an exhibition at Wootini Gallery in Carrboro!

SEPT 3, KIDZ!

Ireland Cheers

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July 4th, 2010 >> Uncategorized

cheers from ireland

Cheers from Ireland! And Happy Fourth of July to those in the USA! Been away so I haven’t written but will get back to it when I am home.

Really? Really.

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May 28th, 2010 >> Art Stuffs, Music

My apologies for being so slack in writing the last week. On top of having a quite severe sore throat, I was working incredibly long hours and running on minimal sleep. BUT! Enough about being lame. Today, to get back into the swing of things, I will present you with a lot of music. Ready? Ready.

First up is Yelle with the song ‘Ce Jeu.’

This music video combines fashion, french fries, plastic dinosaurs and electro pop beats. Hello, heaven? Yeah, go ahead and take me now. I’m ready. Swoon.

Next up is Tokyo Police Club with ‘Your English is Good.’ On tour now!

And noooow here is Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros with ’40 Day Dream.’ I would like to go to their parties. They’re on tour now too!

And here is Bear Hands with ‘What a Drag.’ It took me a few times of listening to this to really enjoy it but now I’m hooked.

The cherry on your music cake – A lovely image from the UK artist Gemma Correll. Check out her etsy!

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Me as a Horse

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May 21st, 2010 >> Music, Mythical Creatures

Horse me

Yeah, there are no surprises here, folks.

I just watched the video for Neon Trees’ ‘Animal.’ You watch it now too:

I first heard this song about 3 months ago and its poppy, ear-catching tune had me staying in the car to listen even when I had reached my destination. I am not too thrilled by the video – the whole thing feels pretty hollow but let’s take a moment to relish in the lead singer’s Danzig hair! Whether or not he even knows who Danzig is, I just don’t care. I do feel like he would get on my nerves the same way that Pete Wentz would at a party. Thank goodness I am not cool enough to ever be invited to a party where either of these men will be in attendance. And they even have people in animal masks – I have seen that horse head so many bloody times now – it seems to be an indie favorite – but it all started here for me:

I like art.

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May 19th, 2010 >> Art Stuffs, Design

typing

On a personal note – my eyes hurt from looking at the computer screen all day long. Don’t get me wrong – my job is great. The reason I’ve been looking at a computer all day long is to find new artists to exhibit here. In my efforts, I started thinking a lot about typography. Then I remembered the NOT MY TYPE: An Out of Character Experiment in Birmingham, with a different letter made by each contributing artist. Here’s Jon Burgerman’s J. This led me to Flickr, so I could perv at some typography pools. Flickr is where I came across Lindsay J. Haynes’ work, which is the reason for this post (not that you could have figured that out by the poorly written sentences above – apologies – I am running on empty). Here are some pieces taken off of her website:

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How looooverly.

Now stop looking here and go perv on Flickr at some stellar hand drawn type.

XO.

Born Ruff

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May 16th, 2010 >> Music

Born Ruffians – “This Sentence Will Ruin/Save Your Life”

“I need to know who I am
and what I’m going to do while I’m on earth
I need to understand
everything and everybody’s lives

I need to get up tomorrow
I have to mail that letter and pay that bill
deadlines, deadlines, deadlines
write that essay, and pray on the windowsill

lines, lines jump from line to line
just one, do one at a time
this one’s all about mine mine mine
solve one try then keep on trying
i’m sculpting my philosophy
in patterns going 1,2,3
I’m trying your monogamy
in increments of 1 through 3

I need to eat I’m hungry
I’ll grab a bight of a BLT
That’s all I want right now…
With some juice, no… coffee.

I need a girlfriend, I’m lonely
Someone to love me and fuck me
I need to get laid immediately
But also someone to fulfill my needs

I need success to be wealthy
I’m hanging on to my simplicity
I need a nice car and nice clothes
Fatter lips and a smaller nose
I need to learn I need to grow
I want to know. No no no no no no no no
I need nice hair… no women
Nice hair, then women. Until then…

lines, lines jump from line to line
just one, do one at a time
this one’s all about mine mine mine
solve one try then keep on trying
I’m sculpting my philosophy
in patterns going 1,2,3
I’m trying post modernity
in increments of 1 through 3″

They will be playing at Great Scott in Boston, MA on June 20th. Check out their myspace for more tour dates! This song says it all for me today. x

Hey – Charlyne Yi is in a Hockey Video!

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May 12th, 2010 >> Music

Charlyne Yi, actress (Paper Heart), comedienne, musician, etc, etc. is in the video for Portland-based band Hockey’s song “Song Away.”

Youtube won’t let me embed the video. So click HERE to watch it. Be ready for some awkward dancing!

And if you haven’t seen Charlyne and Channing Tatum ¬†in this Cinemash Dirty Dancing video well you are in for a treat:

I Heart Cool Stuff

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May 12th, 2010 >> Art Stuffs

It’s true, I do. Saki also hearts cools stuff and she has an awesome blog reporting all the best tidbits of art shows, vinyl art and everything awesome. I met her while I was in NYC recently and got to be on her vlog! Haha, it was my first vlogging experience, so go easy on me.

Art Party

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May 10th, 2010 >> Art Stuffs

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Marc Johns’ simple messages convey an awesome wit that I really appreciate. His work reminds me a bit of NZ artist thisisrabbit. Marc has a show at GR2 in LA at the moment called Butter and Blood, where his work will be showcased alongside Steven Weissman‘s. If you live in LA, which I don’t, go check it out and make me jealous. The show is up until June 2.