Saturday, March 13, 2010

This is now this.

i fought it for a long time but there are certain things about tumblr that i prefer to blogger.

so, come here!

Friday, March 12, 2010

i love this image

Sometimes they would sit in the parlor together, both reading – in entirely separate worlds, to be sure, but joined somehow. When this happened, other people in the family couldn’t bring themselves to disturb them. All that could be heard in the parlor was the sound of pages, turning.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

For some reason over the last 2 weeks or so in my Special Topics in 20th Century Music class we've been talking a lot about the New England Transcendentalist movement in the mid-19th century and now every time my teacher brings up one of these timeless authors I just want to delve right into some of their works.  Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, the Alcott family; even the anti-Transcendentalists who were writing at the time like Hawthorne, Poe and Melville.  By no means do I agree with their beliefs, but I think it's important to be well read and I love the idea of being well-versed in classics.  Moby Dick is already one of my favorite books and of course Little Women and plenty of Emily Dickinson (who is more or less part of the Transcendentalism movement), but there is so much more that I want to have read!  I think I'll start with Walt Whitman.  I have sung many songs set to his text but it will be completely different to just read his thoughts.  I'm excited about this.  Spring break, come here.
a page from Lewis Carroll's original manuscript:

i can't wait to see this soon!  maybe this weekend when my bestie bests come to fayetteville!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"I know that for the right practice of it, the heart must be empty of all other things; because God will possess the heart alone; and as He cannot possess it alone without emptying it of all besides, so neither can He act there, and do in it what He pleases, unless it be left vacant to Him.  

There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God.  Those only can comprehend it who practice and experience it; yet I do not advise you to do it from that motive.  It is not pleasure which we ought to seek in this exercise; but let us do it from a principle of love, and because God would have us."

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The PS22 chorus has always been such a conundrum to me. I always watch the videos of these elementary schoolers in such incredulity and this one was no exception.  I wish I had been a part of this when I was little.  Can't wait to see phoenix for my birthday with someone really great and potentially a lot more fun people!

Monday, March 8, 2010

i just applied for a job.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Acts 4:13

"Now when then saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished.  And they recognized that they had been with Jesus."

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

you will like this, i promise.

Horse Feathers' "Belly of June"

clickity-click (there's no youtube video or anything so this just takes you to a website that streams it)

whyyyyyy do i not still live in LA!?

The Dirty Projectors played with the LA Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall...

Dirty Projectors play well in lots of environments, though “A Very Special Night With … ” is a frequent and strong one for them lately. This Very Special Night featured DP co-headlining with L.A.’s Philharmonic Orchestra, who began the night with classical pieces that Dave Longstreth selected — two from Ligeti (you might know him from2001: A Space Odyssey) and others from Wagner (you might know him from every war movie soundtrack), and Ravel. Chamber ensemble Alarm Will Sound joined Dirty Projectors for The Getty Address.
Then the band came back out to do a cover of Bob Dylan’s “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine” and a handful of DP originals. Photographer Andrew Youssef, who capture the event for us, says the show’s program included the lyrics to The Getty Address, and a reprint of Longstreth’s letter to Don Henley:

Dirty Projectors Letter To Don Henley
This show ended a string of late-Feb Special Events for the band.
Elsewhere in Longstreth, the primary Projector introduced three new compositions (“Matt Damon,” “Instructional Video,” “Breakfast At J&M”) at the Bang on a Can All-Stars event in New York on the 24th, and played a similarlyGetty Address-revisiting show with DP at the Allen Room at Lincoln Center with DP a few nights before.

please and thank you

Monday, March 1, 2010

What filled my ears throughout February:

Bowerbirds   :   In Our Talons
Joshua James   :   Coal War
Chris Garneau   :   Baby's Romance
War Paint   :  Billie Holliday
Bowerbirds   :  Northern Lights
Bishop Allen & The Broken String   :   The News From Your Bed
Rocky Votolato   :   Lucky Clover Coin
Kate Earl   :   Impossible
Rogue Wave   :   Eyes
Jonathan Boulet   :   Continue Calling
The entire Mumford & Sons record, however Hold On To What You Believe and Winter Winds have become favorites.  (Additionally, I'm so happy that Mumford & Sons is catching on in the world.  Such good music.)
Bahamas   :   Whole Wide World
The whole Foy Vance album   :   an old favorite that made it's way back into the mix this month
Headlights   :   Secrets
Saintseneca   :   God Bones
Port O'Brien   :   Sour  Milk / Salt Water
Ben Rector's whole record of course

one of my closest friends carrie deserves credit for having awesome taste in music