Monday, October 25, 2010

best saturday ever

i love these people
so much

Monday, October 18, 2010

live beats

blogging from the beautiful mountains of pennsylvania!

my west virginia project is on hold for a little while, so i'm out getting some more wilderness time in southern PA. i spent all day today driving around the rolling hills, hiking through farms and finally seeing some real fall foliage. lovely.

currently battling shoddy internet in my hotel room, but a quick taste of my saturday night: saw one of my favorite local acts at the black cat, touring for their sophomore release, Everything Under the Sun. one of my favorite songs of the night was this cover of The Cure's Close to Me. they invited both of the opening bands on the stage for tambourine and shaker support, and had the whole audience singing along.

{close to me, jukebox the ghost}

Friday, October 15, 2010

so. freaking. full

what Good Stuff will do to you:
{amanda, full}

{jamie, full}

{my belly, full}

ate SOOoooooo many french fries
with our burgers and sodas...

probably not a sustainable habit, but oh so yummy

Thursday, October 14, 2010

the reeeeeeeeeemix

after last night's Classixx show at the U Street Music Hall (in search of perfect sound? GO HERE) - i was blown away by their simple vibe/super clean sound, the wednesday night dance party, and the remixes Classixx was spinning.

so this morning i started searching around for the just-out remixes i've been meaning to listen to. i found the Yeasayer mix on Florence's Dog Days are Over. love Florence, but Yeasayer? not so much. their first album, All Hour Cymbals, a solid beginner effort into weirdo, spacey psych-rock. but their second, electronic heavy release, Odd Blood, did not do it for me. AT ALL. it has a confused sound, unsteady beat and is plain unlistenable for me.

they MAY, though, have found their niche with remixes. released this tuesday, their beat is spot on here:
{the dog days are over (yeasayer remix), florence and the machine}

early mornings

{the falls, baltimore}

{lone gummy, metro station, dc}

Monday, October 11, 2010

on my wishlist: a new bike shelf

look look LOOK at the goody jamie has turned me onto today:

just LOOK at this

beyond perfect for my new yellow bicycle
for when we have a bigger house
with room to hang things on walls bicycles

or maybe we can just hang it in krishnan's room for now?
he seems to have ample space and an affinity for shelves

Friday, October 8, 2010

our friday evening:

{fojol brothers food truck}

cubside cookoff. potentially one of the coolest things DC has ever planned
indian food and french fries for dinner? i think so.

out with these sexy ladies for a continuation of summatime constafun
SOOOOooooo happy it's friday
time to leave work!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


shipping out on 18th, baby!

appalachia - HERE I COME
it will be my goal for the 2-week trip to procure this here hat
i'll be taking orders for the rest of the week
let me know how many you want!


also, i got to see these guys last night

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

you'll get hooked

i have to share this recent release by exciting producer/artist Marc Ronson. Record Collection officially came out last week and this track is quite addicting:
{bang bang bang, marc ronson feat. MNDR and q-tip}

and i thought this killer song would be a good way to celebrate M Street Ballers
100th post!

new tunes Tuesday. Round 22. the many sounds of Justin Vernon

most who know Justin Vernon know him for his work with Bon Iver, and his 2008 gloomy/introspective release Emma, Forever Ago. the album took off and showcased his mellow, folk aesthetic with songs like Skinny Love.

but he's moving on, working with every artist under the sun, and taking on these great new sounds:
{come talk to me, bon iver}
{faded high, gayngs}

{lost in the world, kanye west featuring justin vernon}

Monday, October 4, 2010


got to spend last weekend with my family in baltimore
strolling around the inner harbor, exploring some cute neighborhoods,
making new friends (way to go, mom), and watching the yankees crush the O's.

{aunt linda, uncle vinny, mom, dad, me}
FUN FAMILY FACT: uncle vinny was a pitcher for the Cubs in the '70s!
...and now has converted to a yankees fan :)

{my mom and her new friends}

{she may just be the most excited fan at the game}

{nothing better than a late afternoon ball game}

{beautiful stadium}
{hanging out at batting practice}

what i want right now

::to be wrapped up in the coziest sweater::

::cuddled in bed::

::with a huge mug of hot cocoa::

::engrossed in the city paper::

::with nina nastasia playing in the background::
crappiest weather ever today!
i wish i could extend my busy weekend
with an extra day just for lounging

images via
1. sweater, elan
2. bed, escapade
3. cocoa, dashing dish
4. paper, alt weeklies
5. album, spotinews