Saturday, February 27, 2010

for the well-being of the general public...

If you own a macbook look at this!  I got mine in May 2006 so I took mine to the store down the street last Monday and on TUESDAY Apple had overnighted a brand new hard drive for me!  Fo Free (said like the "unforgivable" youtube video)!  Check it boy:

Friday, February 26, 2010

the album leaf -- "there is a wind"

this music + video is fantastic.  it's fairly long so if your attention span is as short as mine, just leave it on while you poke around on the internets.


via alice

Monday, February 22, 2010

Tegan & Sara "Alligator" Video


Tegan and Sara | MySpace Music Videos

Seeing them in concert April 3 at the Uptown in Kansas City with this (hopefully looking more cool and less awkward than some of these photos show.  Excuse the blur.)...

Sunday, February 21, 2010


spring please
this house please

two bunk beds with plaid covers and they're suspended against mixmatched wood walls and a painted ceiling and green drawers underneath please

green ceilings and antiquey looking everything else please

THIS bedroom pleease

knotty pine ceilings please

fireplace full of books please

Sunday, February 14, 2010

a little valentine's mush...

  1. sort of : ingrid michaelson
  2. in the end: the maldives
  3. nicest thing : kate nash
  4. first day of my life : bright eyes
  5. fool : jessica sonner
  6. i and love and you : the avett brothers
  7. swallowed in the sea : coldplay
  8. oh boy : duffy
  9. nothing i can do : ben taylor
  10. i believe in you and me : whitney houston
  11. to make you feel my love : kris allen
  12. close enough : sean mcconnell
  13. darlin : between the trees
  14. one time : justin bieber (kidding.  but not.)
  15. love you i do : jennifer hudson
  16. 1000 things : jason mraz
  17. more than i should : joshua radin
  18. you leave me disappointed : i wish i knew!?
  19. endless love : glee cast
  20. i hate everything (but you) : derek webb
  21. try : asher brook
  22. just so you know : pete schmidt
  23. sea breeze : tyrone wells
  24. since you've been around : rosie thomas
  25. the story : brandi carlile
  26. when i fall in love : celine dion and harry connick, jr.
  27. pretty girl : david ryan harris
  28. so are you to me : eastmountainsouth
  29. when i'm with you : corey crowder
  30. shelter : ray lamontagne
  31. you give me something : james morrison
  32. hazy : william fitzsimmons and rosi golan

Thursday, February 11, 2010

my soul...

Fran & Marlo Cowan (married 62 years) playing impromptu recital together in the atrium of the Mayo Clinic.  I die.
i'm not sure which blog i found this on, so, sorry for not giving credit but it's just too true to not post.  and the record of choice today is the national's "boxer".

Monday, February 8, 2010

waffle tetris

just funny.

more jonsi

remember back in december when i told you about jonsi (of sigur ros)'s solo album coming out in march and put his boy lilikoi video on here?   (if not, click that sentence)

well if you liked it, there's more where that came from.

youtube won't let me embed the newest video but if you click on this sentence it will take you to it. check it boy.

it's called "Go Do" and it's beautiful.

ALSO! he's playing in one of my favorite places (Lawrence, KS) ON MY BIRTHDAY! THE DAY AFTER I SEE PHOENIX IN KC!  anyone interested in partaking in this unreal series of concerts with me!?  (Series because I'll also be in Nashville on Monday seeing an amazing concert...)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

i would like to be or in 50 years, either way.  i understand some aspects of this are impossible (i.e. i'm caucasian)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

brother lawrence

"This made me resolve to give the all for the All, so after having given myself wholly to God, to make all the satisfaction I could for my sins, I renounced, for the love of Him, everything that was not He; and I began to live as if there was none by He and I in the world."

this is coming...

remember the "we are the world" gem from the 80s?  a trillion more people are getting together to re-do it for haiti.  and by a trillion i mean:

Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Wyclef Jean, Josh Groban and Will.I.Am, T-Pain, Kanye West, Bizzy Bone, Kid Cudi, LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Drake, Mann, Nipsey Hussle, Busta Rhymes and Swizz Beatz, Miley Cyrus, Keri Hilson, Zac Brown, Barbra Streisand; Carlos Santana; Natalie Cole; BeBe Winans; the members of Heart; Freda Payne; Harry Connick Jr.; Earth, Wind & Fire; the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson and Al Jardine, Tony Bennett, A.R. Rahman, Randy Jackson; Patti Austin; Celine Dion and Gladys Knight, Jeff Bridges, Vince Vaughan, Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones, Nicole Richie, Rashida Jones, the 3T's, Joel and Benji Madden, Akon, Brandy, Melanie Fiona, Mya, Musiq Soulchild, Katharine McPhee, Trey Songz, Faith Evans, Orianthi, Sugarland, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Mraz, India.Arie, Mary Mary, Tyrese Gibson, Raphael Saadiq, Pink, Jordin Sparks, Rob Thomas, Usher, the Fray's Isaac Slade, Ethan Bortnick, Enrique Iglesias, Robin Thicke, Jamie Foxx, Adam Levine, the Jonas Brothers, Nicole Scherzinger and Julianne Hough.  

Stacked, huh?  And now here's a preview:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

She and Him (aka zooey deschanel and m. ward) have their second album coming out february 23 and this is the first single called "in the sun" and guess who sings along with them on this track?  tilly and the wall.  ookay.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Donald Miller

"And as I worked on the novel, as my character did what he wanted and ruined my story, it reminded me of life in certain ways.  I mean as I sat there in my office feeling like God making my worlds, and as my characters fought to have their own way, their senseless, selfish way of nonstory, I could identify with them. I fought with my [character] who wanted the boring life of self-indulgence, and yet I was also that character, fighting God and I could see God sitting at his computer, staring blankly at his screen as I asked him to write in some money and some sex and some comfort.

I feel written.  My skin feels written, and my desires feel written.  My sexuality was a word spoken by God, that I would be male, and I would have brown hair and brown eyes and come from a womb.  It feels literary, doesn't it all, as if we are characters from books."

Monday, February 1, 2010

peter gabriel covers

Peter Gabriel is releasing a sick album of covers on February 15.  I got the Flume (bon iver) cover today and it sounds incredible.  I'm realllly excited about the rest of these!

Take a look at the tracklist:

01 "Heroes" (David Bowie)
02 "The Boy in the Bubble" (Paul Simon)
03 "Mirrorball" (Elbow)
04 "Flume" (Bon Iver)
05 "Listening Wind" (Talking Heads)
06 "The Power of the Heart" (Lou Reed)
07 "My Body Is a Cage" (Arcade Fire)
08 "The Book of Love" (The Magnetic Fields)
09 "I Think It's Going to Rain Today" (Randy Newman)
10 "Apr├Ęs moi" (Regina Spektor)
11 "Philadelphia" (Neil Young)
12 "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" (Radiohead)

holly miranda + marques toliver

so i've been listening to holly miranda a lot recently (really really good) and then this morning when i wasn't in class because of this eternal snowdayweek i youtubed her song "waves" and guess who she plays it with?

marques toliver!

that probably doesn't mean anything to you but i came across marques' myspace probably sophomore year and thought he was incredible because he sings and plays violin at the same time and i've allllways wanted to be able to do that.  he's also really cocky but to me it's just really funny.

so here, listen to this gorgeous song: