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.