Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Decemberists at Terminal 5

Photo by QuietColor

I've been slacking off a bit with my blog and for that matter with my concert attendance, but on November 5th I celebrated the Obama victory with The Decemberists sold-out show at Terminal 5. The Chef got me tickets for our 1st Anniversary and even though he tends to prefer punk to prose I think he really enjoyed himself. We managed to navigate the crazy crowd and scored a spot on a balcony with a great view of the stage and the floor. Show highlights included the life-size cut-out of Obama that was paraded around the stage, the crowd chanting "Yes we did!" and my favorite was when towards the end of the set Colin jumped into the crowd and grabbed some random girls cell phone. He preceded to call someone (lucky bastard) and sang "Sons and Daughters" at the top of his lungs into the phone. Hilarious.  Here are some fun videos for your enjoyment. 

The Decemberists from Dan-ah Kim on Vimeo.

And here are two songs just for you. 

Friday, May 9, 2008

Swedish Invasion

Thursday night Christina and I went down to the Bowery Ballroom to see Lykke Li, El Perro Del Mar and Anna Ternheim.
I first heard of Lykke Li when Christina sent me a link to her video for "Little Bit" after which I promptly fell in love and within about an hour I had the whole album, some cover songs and tickets for this show. Lykke Li did not disappoint, within seconds she had the sold out venue dancing and when she left the stage we all wanted more. Her set was the high-light of the show for me. However, the mellow sounds of both Anna Ternheim and El Perro Del Mar where also lovely and I'm officially excited that the Swedish invasion of the indie scene has come.

photo by Bao Nguyen

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


I never thought I would say this, but I really wish I lived in the South West. Tom Waits is doing a mini-tour this summer but to my great dismay he is skipping my coast all together during his "Glitter and Doom" Tour. However, the news of said tour has re-sparked my love for one of my favorite drunks and I have been contemplating a new mantra:
“PEHDTSCKJMBA” or “People Envy Happiness, Dogs Though, Sense Courage Knowing Jubilation Means Better Assets” ... Nice Tom.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


one of the (many) things i love about living in NYC is free fridays at MOMA. i took the boy there last week and i must say that i love watching people see the amazing original works of art for the first time, because it makes me see them with new eyes. there is nothing quite like the sound someone makes when they walk into a room and find this. it's like a cross between a gasp and a sigh.
the main reason we braved the tourist masses was actually to see the Design For The Elastic Mind exhibit. one of my favorite pieces of the exhibit was the 3-D printing of sketch furniture. this is a little hard to explain, but basically there is a special pen that you literally draw with in the air. it then goes into a computer and from there to a 3-D printer which creates the piece you drew into a functional piece. VERY COOL. check out the video here.
isn't technology awesome?

Thursday, March 27, 2008

get crafty

i am not a crafty girl, ask anyone. i make a mean cocktail, but i couldn't knit a scarf to save my life. i leave such things to my fabulous lovelies auburn & ivory and things i heart today. however, i stumbled across a very cool site today that i think you crafty folks out there would love.
if you can't find what you are looking for at ikea or in cyberspace now you can design it and make it yourself. hell, you can even sell it. god speed crafty folk and check out Ponoko.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

your new favorite websites

one of the things i love about my job is that i am surrounded by people who spend most of their time on the interwebs and because of that they know about sites that most haven't found yet. i thought that i would take this opportunity to share some of the many links that i've been exposed to recently in the hopes that i can help make your interweb dreams come true...or at least show you some really cool shit. i will probably do these posts every couple weeks or so as more stuff comes in. so here we go...

Music Stuff:
FoxyTunes Planet is a widget-based search engine for music.

SeeqPod is a playable search site for music as well as video. it allows you to create playlists and then stream them from your computer.

Mp3gle is the new google for audio files. it allows you to search and then listen or download from your results.

Other Stuff:
i love flickr and now i am also in love with FFFFOUND! it's a great source for images that are a art/design based rather than "me and my drunken friends" pics. (not that i don't thoroughly enjoy those)

we all know and love craigslist, but now there is crgslst which is "so web 2.0 we don't need vowels." the new and improved beta site allows you to search craiglist faster and scour multiple cities quickly.

if you are in NYC, broke and/or like to drink these links are for you:
Free NYC
My Open Bar

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

irish debauchery

i'm a bit late with this post, but i always figure that late is better than never. last saturday i went to see The Pogues sold-out show at the Roseland Ballroom. i have to admit that my utter lack of knowledge of irish punk music left me wondering what exactly i would be walking into. i bought tickets as a x-mas gift to "the boy" and he has been extremely excited ever since. i figured at the very least i could drink expensive bud-light out of a plastic cup and laugh at the hordes of drunken irish people trying to mosh to music that involves an accordion. i was more than pleasantly surprised to hear some really awesome music and have since been uploading to my ipod like a mad-woman. the infamous front-man shane mcgowan is renowned for his drunken poetry and he did not disappoint. for the record, any man in a black suit sporting a fedora and wandering on stage with a bottle of wine immediatly gets my attention and respect. the show was awesome and i spent most of it pushing the boy into the mosh pit while bouncing on the edges and avoiding the 350lb guys trying to stage dive. here is a little tid-bit for you to enjoy. one bouncy and one a little less so.

Streams of Whiskey - The Pogues

Misty Morning, Albert Bridge - The Pogues