Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I’m developing a strange obsession with clothes featuring mallards.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Mikal Cronin - MCII
If you like pop fueled rock n’ roll, you’ll enjoy the new Mikal Cronin album, MCII. While I like it so far, I’m not sure how I feel about this album compared to his self titled debut. The songs don’t initially grab me quite as much, but I find them perfectly enjoyable. A light summer sound akin to drinking a wheat beer in the sun.
Personal favorites include “Weight”, “Don’t Let Me Go”, and “Piano Mantra”
Monday, April 29, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Finally, he called home once more. This time, he rang with an apology. “Mom,” he cried, “it will be my last call—I’m dying for sure. I am sorry. I tried my best. I cannot breathe.” He wanted to convey a message. “I’m removing my shirt from my body, and I will tie it to my waist, so you can find me.” So he ripped off his shirt, made a knot around his torso, and collapsed so as to be found the next day by his mother.
DEATH TRAPS: THE BANGLADESH GARMENT-FACTORY DISASTER
Friday, April 5, 2013
A group that built its music off samples also sampling cover art. Not a bad thing necessarily. Just not surprising.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
On April 4th after work I’m boarding a plane to Japan. On April 5th I will not spend a second on the ground anywhere in the world. On April 6th I will spend a few hours in Seoul and then I will finally make it to Tokyo mid-day on the 6th. I’ll be meeting up with a few friends for a few nights in Tokyo. Karaoke, baseball, pachinko, record stores, menswear, and more will ensue.
And then I’m striking out on my own for a few days. A thought that both excites and terrifies me. I have certainly traveled by myself before, but traveling in a country where I do not share the language and customs is new.
I’ll be visiting Kyoto, Hiroshima, and a smaller city called Aioi where I will be staying with a friend of my brother. I’ll stay in a capsule hotel and at a onsen. Visit temples, tea rooms, and the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima.
I’ll have a cheap camera and my subpar photography skills.
I, I, I, I, I, I. I’ll keep you updated.
Bennie and the Jets (Slow Yr Roll Version) - Elton John
A 42% speed reduction. Inspired by someone playing a slowed down version at Freakin’ Weekend. Couldn’t get it out of my head and had to make my own.