Monday, December 20, 2010

new tunes Tuesday. Round 25. welcome, winter

i discussed with two friends this week their thoughts on winter music. one from here in DC, reaching for the quiet, introspective, somber, snowy. the other soon heading home to Minnesota and longing for time away from the city for endless car rides on wintered prairies, and a simple singer-songwriter accompaniment.

i, too, have retired my summer beats for the similar. i've been leaning heavy on the simple, the chilly, and the pronounced male vocals set against (mostly) beautiful arrangements.

here you have, my winter playlist. (yahoo media player hopefully coming soon!)

1. funeral singers, califone

-2. island IS, volcano choir

-3. deep blue sea, grizzly bear

4. nantes, beirut
5. panthers, wilco
6. temazcal, monsters of folk
7. carolina, m. ward
8. honey and the moon, joseph arthur
9. blue ridge mountains, fleet foxes

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

new tunes Tuesday. Round 24. my boys

following my last post i've decided to give a little nod to (some of) my favorite boys of music.
{soldier jane, beck}
dan boeckner, of wolf parade
{ghost pressure, wolf parade}
jeff tweedy
{heavy metal drummer, jeff tweedy}
and. AND i get to see tweedy live and solo
tonight at the lincoln theater
SO excited

Monday, November 22, 2010

simply lovely

{my boys, taken by trees}

covering the trippy animal collective tune

Friday, November 19, 2010

what a tease

{beautiful bianchi milano}

this hot ride has been locked up in front of my office all day

so pretty!! the leather seat, the celeste green mudguards, the arched top tube
if only it were mine....

sadly my little yellow bike was stolen from me several weeks ago,
but i think this beauty could help me recover from my loss

image via

Thursday, November 18, 2010

shopping galore

i've been poking around eastern market in DC and little shops in virginia and west virginia along my travels and stumbled upon some super cute and unique finds.

{very beginnings of inspiration for my new room}

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

new tunes Tuesday. Round 23. LCD Soundsystem... and another special treat

LCD soundsystem hit the music scene in 2002 with Losing My Edge, dabbled in other singles and minor releases the next several years, then came back in 2010 with This is Happening - potentially my favorite record of the year. so they are not so new but have been all over my playlists the past few weeks and kept me awake during some long car trips. new or old? i can't decide which i like better, but i know i love it all - the hooks, the drops, james murphy's affected vocals, even the cowbells. it comes together in totally addictive, beat heavy, dancey, epic songs. check it out:

{daft punk is playing at my house, lcd soundsystem}

{drunk girls, lcd soundsystem}

london dance-punkers also gaining spots on said playlist - New Young Pony Club. here's to colorful video tuesday!
{ice cream, new young pony club}


i am back!
after weeks and weeks of
traveling and traveling
pictures and music and lots of fun to come

sweet d