Tuesday, September 28, 2010

new tunes Tuesday. Round 21. life after The Polyphonic Spree

SO. after listening to former Polyphonic Spree member St. Vincent on my bus trip to new york, i started wondering if any of the other countless rotating members of the psychedelic symphony were up to anything notable. i stumbled upon Jesca Hoop's work and loved her sound immediately - passionate, sensual and oddly twangy. her work hasn't turned too video heavy, but give here a listen here:

by jesca hoop 

and an interesting fact about jesca - she used to nanny for Tom Waits' kids! TOM WAITS!

Monday, September 27, 2010

the music to accompany a weekend of travels

how have i NOT listened to this 'til now....

{the strangers, st. vincent}

holy pasta

among other excitement during my weekend in new york, we grabbed dinner one night at a new handmade pasta place in the east village - Spina. it was AMAZING. if you find yourself in the neighborhood i recommend a trip there for cute outdoor seating, awesome wine, great service and one of the best pasta dishes i've ever had.

{cute tables}

{great art}


{my brother chris and his girlfriend tori}

{tori, chris, aj, me}

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

new tunes Tuesday. Round 20. before and after: Metric

{raw sugar, metric}

{rock me now, metric}

before: charmingly sweet electro-pop featuring front woman Emily Haine's kid-like vocals

i discovered these guys while living in austria and sharing musical gems with my canadian friends. kathy turned me onto metric. i was totally content listening to the songs above + the likes of their 2001 release, Grow Up and Blow Away for the rest of time. until i finally gave their new stuff a shot and HOT DAMN is it good.

after: edgy glam-rock featuring themes of sex and loads of adrenaline

{gold guns girls, metric}

{satellite mind, metric}

Monday, September 20, 2010

further scenes from west virginia

fingers crossed
for another few weeks out there
for day hiking,
leaf peeping,
and more pictures like these

to kick off this monday

{heroes, tv on the radio}

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

an attempt at vlogging

gah! i missed new tunes tuesday yesterday! i dont know where my mind was. i'll make up for it with an extra awesome NTT next week and this insight into the fun that is had on M street after dark. ENJOY:

Monday, September 13, 2010

around town in west virginia

sutton, west virginia

i've been back in DC for a solid month now and am kind of starting to miss exploring the sleepy little towns of west virginia. i miss getting paid to be in the sun and hike and play with dirt all day. i miss the jeep. i miss the old town gas stations and hanging out with truckers in the morning. i miss the worn down towns and the beautiful pictures they make. and i miss sweet tea and peach cobbler.

hopefully heading back out on the 27th for a week or two of pre-autumn fun in the mountains!

a thief is on the loose!

{my poor little tomatoes}
on m street!

stealing tomatoes and other lunchtime sandwich ingredients with no shame!


she was last spotted dressed questionably/running sleepily from our home at 6:30am 

guard your produce with your life ... put your lucky charms under lock and key

revenge shall be taken!

first image via mypapercrane

Friday, September 10, 2010

where in the world is krishnan?

we are one roommate down.

who would like to rent a closet?

chock full of muffins and toasted sesame oil?

and striped polo shirts?

{excited jamie, sleepy krishnan}

the weekend of my dreams

Labor Day Weekend
if only every weekend could be spent lounging on the beach, having sleep over parties, girlie gossip, grill outs and late night dance time

university of maryland ladies in front of our awesome little weekend house in Betterton, Maryland
and with Yankee's new boyfriend, Sully - such a cutie!

{jilly + me}

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

new tunes Tuesday. Round 19. Starfucker

{julius, starfucker}

my upcoming concert schedule has been a bit folk heavy as of late, but no more! because portland electropopstars are a-comin' to town! i say we relive this awesome night with a dance party at their show at dc9. let us all get tickets asap.

their single above (coming out on october 12th) is off of their upcoming album due out early next year. and they be touring hard before its release:

Strfkr Fall Tour
09.23 Neurolux – Boise, ID
09.24 Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
09.24 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
09.25 Hi Dive – Denver, CO
09.27 Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
09.29 Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom – Little Rock, AK
09.30 The Collective – Shreveport, LA
10.1 Bottletree Cafe – Birmingham, AL
10.2 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
10.5 Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
10.6 DC9 – Washington, DC
10.7 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
10.8 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
10.9 Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
10.10 TT The Bears – Cambridge, MA
10.11 Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, Canada
10.12 Wrongbar – Toronto, Canada
10.13 Garfield Artworks – Pittsburgh, PA
10.14 Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH
10.15 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
10.16 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
10.19 Neumos – Seattle, WA
10.20 Roseland – Portland, OR
10.22 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
10.23 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
10.24 Casbah – San Diego, CA
10.25 Plush – Tucson, AZ

Friday, September 3, 2010

adventuring for the weekend!

with this sexy lady:
{jill, apple picking, new york}

see you soon jilly!

i miss new york.

i spent a few nights up in new york last weekend i've never missed it this much after returning to dc. i had family time, city time, shopping, nights out. it was the perfect weekend.

we started with curry at the brick lane friday night, off to drinks in the village. saturday we brunched in park slope, then headed back to the village for window shopping and afternoon margaritas and aj's birthday (!) dinner. sunday we headed back to the village yet again for coffee, real shopping and lots of pictures. i need a trip back SOON.

{adorable cafes, cobble stone streets}

{the bar across from jamie's favorite village restaurant, sushi samba}

{street food}

{abingdon square}

{soooo many cafes}

{painted bike lanes}