Tuesday, November 29, 2011


This song by GroupLove has double the significance in my life right now. First, I just adopted a great new kitty cat named Chloe, or 'Chloe Cat' as we like to call her. Second, GroupLove's album 'Never Trust a Happy Song' is so complete and impressive that I had to post another track from it...

Dim the lights, dim the lights, dim the lights, low.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

An Interesting Proposal...

I don't usually post articles on my blog, but I stumbled upon this somehow and found it very interesting. Would most people agree (men and women)... I don't know? Either way it makes sense, but may be an idea of the past... Which is sad for both marriages in the 21st century and children who are raised with the 'new idea' of a family where they are #1.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

BONUS TRACK: The Joy Formidable

Just a little something from the up and coming London-based band who seem to be creating quite a stir with their live perfomance as of late. The trio have been opening for Foo Fighters and leaving lasting impressions...

THE JOY FORMIDABLE "Whirring" directed by Christopher Mills from Vision Entertainment on Vimeo.


Three reasons why "Midnight City", the featured single from the new album by M83 should be posted:

1. The addicting synth beat.
2. The absolutely sick (and somewhat creepy) music video.
3. The saxophone solo to close out the track.

I was unsure about M83 when I first checked them out a few years back. However, if this new track is any indicaton of what to expect on 'Hurry Up We're Dreaming'... I guess you and I both should go cop the album ASAP. 10-4 good buddy?

M83 - "Midnight City" from PEDESTRIAN.TV on Vimeo.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Long-haired child...


We're gonna enter a new life
Enter a new life, that's for sure
You're gonna enter yourself back through your baby's front door
Now, if you want that baby to be a long-haired child
You're gonna make that baby be a long-haired child, that's for sure
Baby, baby that's for sure.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Breeze


"All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts."

“Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself.”

James Allen was a smart guy.
He knew how to summarize his vision of the true "law of the universe".
Every single time I read his writing I believe in the power of thought more than the last time.
I cease my fretting and whining and blaming...
and I realize all that my universe is made up of is the result of what is inside my head.
Now, I'm still trying to figure out where all of my thoughts come from.
I'm still trying to figure out why certain thoughts enter and leave my brain.
BUT... I take my circumstance and my life and realize that it is mine and mine alone.

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Secret.

giant slabs of silence
layered the beat-up passat station wagon
he pulled the car to the side of the road
they hadn't even reached her mail box, her walkway, her front door
she understood his hasty proceedings
the tension was more than apparent to both of them
no exit sign for her though- she was staying in that car
deep inside herself the real secret was growing

the secret was not about their relationship, or the fact that is seemed all but over
or that it never did begin
the secret had nothing to do with their inability to communicate or coexist
or to love each other in all the right ways
those secrets were already exposed

her secret was much larger
than petty disagreements and apathetic lovers

he put the passat into park
it jerked to a stop
he looked out the driver's side window briefly
admiring the death of a summer
the leaves were scattered about in some yards
and orderly and organized into neat piles in others
he looked at her
her hair was disheveled as usual
he thought to himself that no one wore disheveled hair so well
that thought gave way to hopelessness
two lovers who were unsure how to love
mostly barricaded by impassable walls of fear

she looked at him in disbelief
a boy
he was only a boy
how could he take care of her?
and the secret? how could he take care of the secret?
she pushed her nagging thoughts back down
deep down
as deep as the secret itself
the rumbling started
and the tension in her stomach was working its way up
all the way up to her vocal chords
whether it was the right time or not
a smile across her face set the tone
and she almost blurted out two words
that sliced right through the slabs of silence

all he could do was stare back at her
that disheveled hair, that smile on her face, his girl
he was not ready for this kind of news
he knew that much
his girl looked as young as he
she looked scared and hopeful and desperate
but much too young to have such a big secret

the moment the secret was out
the second it was shared by two instead of just one
this was the time the slabs of silence transformed
into light vibrations of peace
a boy and a girl had their peace
and they didn't even know it
he took her warm hand into his
and they both watched the death of a summer out their windows
while they both secretly anticipated a new life to come.

Mazzy Star


You read it right... Mazzy Star. They are back after 15 years of hiatus.
I think everyone over the age of 25 will remember this little number...

The duo of Hope Sandoval and David Roback are scheduled to release a full length album in 2012 and are setting up tour dates around the country. Their sound is sweet and subtle and dreamy. The music you need when the leaves start to disappear and the ground starts to freeze over... when all you really want to do is sit in your warm places and forget about the daily grind and the weather outside.

Welcome back Mazzy Star, your sound hasn't seemed to change much, which is just perfect.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

King Krule.


Mr. Archy Marshall is sort of an oddity... in a good way.
The Londoner is almost mind-blowing to me.
Zoo Kid was his previous alias, now he goes by King Krule..
And that IS his real voice, even though the 17-year-old's sound
is aged to that of a much older and well-versed musician.
'Out Getting Ribs' is King Krule's first video and really showcases how strange it is to see such a sound come out of such a youngster. A youngster with bright red hair.
Don't judge a book by its cover.
To give you a taste of his live show I'll also post another video of 'Out Getting Ribs'.
1- because I love this track to death and 2- for further evidence that this boy is quite possibly years and years ahead of his time. Enjoy...

Om Nashi Me.

Today I pray for love.
Where are you?
Please find me.
I'm tired of living life this way.