Saturday, May 30, 2009

weird death

Shane Turner Overdrive played his live radio debut last night on CITR Thunderbird Radio Hell. There's a wee interview and he plays a few songs. He was really nervous and it was really cute!

(fake album artwork by me)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

inspirational clutter

Okay, it's time for another repost! From Design*Sponge, yet again. Grace has set up sneak peaks to run all week while she's away, and I LOVE a good sneak peak (I do read other blogs... I swear)!

This particular sneaky peak belongs to artist, Ann Wood. Her place is overrun with stacks upon stacks of creativity and inspiration! It's like a fairytale exploded: lace bits pinned to linen curtains, flying papier machee ships in windows, and even a couple of paper horses trotting through a paper blizzard! This is the most magical dreamscape... and it's REAL! Grace has uploaded the full home tour on her flickr, and I highly recommend checking it out!

via Design*Sponge

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

sexy times

I saw Grizzly Bear last night, and they were as magical as ever! I saw them two years ago in a venue with a crappy sound system and bad sight lines, and I was still mesmerized! This time they played a decidedly more professional venue and it was a thousand times better. I love these boys! They sing like angels and they back that up with chunky bass and drums and chorusy jangly guitars... it's like they're from another time. Just really beautiful.

Their new album Veckatimest came out yesterday too, and I'm telling everyone that you MUST purchase this album... right now! Go get it, and listen to it on repeat. Over and over again. Forever.

P.S.-The opener was Foreign Born, and we were joking that they should really change their name to Foreign Boring. Har har har!

Monday, May 25, 2009

picnics for shut ins

I'm a little late picking this up, it was featured last week, including DIY instructions, on the Design*Sponge guest blog, and was created by Paige Russell. I just think that it's the sweetest thing ever! I'm a huge fan of fake nature, and this blurs the lines with some real grass! Perfection!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

always and for never

So with the last post out of the way, let's get on with the task at hand. I'm feeling pretty rusty, so I'm going to kick things off with a meme... one that I was almost tagged by Anabela to do. Almost. The always & nevers meme that was created by Lauren of Dear Golden Vintage.

I think that this is a very difficult meme to start with! I'm not really sure that I have too many "always's" and "never say never", right? I was once described as being "consistently inconsistent", so I guess I'll have to generalize a bit. Maybe expand on some unspoken rules? Let's see what happens!

always x five:

Everyone seems to be starting with hair for this section. I'm not too precious about my hair. I hack at it constantly. I've had every hair colour imaginable (including blue). It's been curly and straight. It's been as long as mid-back and as short as one inch. I've been keeping it pretty natural for a while and just growing it out. I am completely sick of it! Don't be surprised if the next time you see me, I'm a blond!

1. SO, that said, let's talk other hair. Eyebrow hair! I always have skinny, drawn on eyebrows! 1920s flapper style. It started back in highschool most likely after watching some mobster movie... Mobsters maybe? hahaha

2. Vintage. Obviously. I've been a huge fan of anachronistic dressing since dress-up time in grandma's closet! I love old clothes, but I'm not a purist. I could never just stick to one era of dressing. I love playing with fashion!

3. Chuck Taylor + April 4ever! Me and Chuck have been together since 1987! I currently have four pairs in my closet and only one pair has not been worn right through the sole... and that's just because they're two months old. Give them time. They will be destroyed!

4. Giant sunglasses that cover half my face! I have a huge collection of sunglasses, but I really only ever wear one pair. I got them when I was 16 and I wear them almost every day.

5. Cardigans. I love 'em! I have many. I even have one that's been in rotation since 1993! My mum HATES it!

nevers x five

There's not too much out there that I just will never do. There's a time and a place for everything, but there are a few things that I just cannot embrace...

1. Sweatshirts, hoodies, yoga pants, and sweatpants. Basically anything that you would wear to work out. I am NOT sporty. I think that these items are pajamas. Socially acceptable pajamas: Just add Uggs. Damn you, society and your lacksidasical dress codes! I don't want to look at your muffin tops!

2. Midriff bearing tops! Yuck! Nobody wants to see my muffin tops! My white, fleshy, muffin tops...

3. Chaps. No sir, I don't like them.

4. Stiletto heels. I would also need a wheelchair for this fashion item. I can't stand in those things.

5. Flip flops. At the other end of the footwear spectrum, I can't do these either... they hurt my tender tootsies just thinking about them!


Well, you've gotta start somewhere. I wish I could tell you all that I was doing something exciting during that nearly two month long hiatus that I took... or even that I was doing something productive, but I wasn't. I wasn't off being exciting or productive. I was merely existing, and sometimes that is the only thing one can do.

So, a couple of weeks ago, our shared studio space sprung a huge leak. AGAIN! This time it spread from the wall to the middle of the ceiling, and there was A LOT of water!

I spent a good half hour pulling down all my lamps that were hanging directly under part of the leak, and dragging all of Shane's recording gear out of the room so that it didn't get wet. Our apartment hasn't fully recovered from the disaster. There's still stuff strewn about everywhere!

We're waiting to hear when the plaster guy will be coming to fix the hole in the wall. We're merely existing until then.