Wednesday, March 31, 2010

shag nest

purple lolly


it's been over a year and a half

the mane is getting a chop

see you soon Joe

that's what it's like

from the Bikini Book via The Saturdays blog

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

up the ante

jenga with added ice cube

jenga with added ice cubes

Monday, March 29, 2010

Tandemoro - Diamonds

I just listened to this eleventeen times

Tanlines - SAW

monday danceday

this just makes me think of serious fun time in Austin

Sunday, March 28, 2010

SXSW 2010 - day two

une tasse


big bug



VV Brown

Fitz and The Tantrums



Morning Benders



punx butt

bands seen: The Sandwitches, Fitz and the Tantrums, YACHT, The Morning Benders, Light Asylum, Magic Kids, Tanlines, Lemonade, Delorean

amazing food consumed: avocado tacos from Chuy's, carrot cake cupcake (it's the healthy option) from Hey Cupcake!, Frank's vegetarian hot dogs

bourbon count: NONE, we were obviously not keeping our eye on the prize this day
key moments:
standing in the American Apparel flea market line... thinking it was the line for something else
cupcake for lunch and hot dog for dinner (see above)
spotting the dude from Diamond Rings in full regalia
getting kinda heckled by Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums and remaining totally oblivious regardless of all the people telling me to pay attention, subsequent beetroot face
later beetroot nose from too much sun

Saturday, March 27, 2010

SXSW 2010 - day one

off we go


best coast




bands seen : best coast, these are powers, javelin, cloud nothings, fluffly lumbers, light asylum, coasting

bourbon's drunk : 2

level of bananas hipster fashion : oh so very high

Friday, March 26, 2010

Drums - Best Friend

I'm chair dancing my way to the weekend.

sit. stay. good dog.


Snuggle down

Sam is my most favourite dog.

He is obsessed with sitting on that bag.

I think you're pretty in the morning

dying to find this vinyl now...

you take a part of my life

Thursday, March 25, 2010

bedspread bedspread everywhere

having a sit

but must sit on the books

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

man bear

by Louis Naunton Morgan

go buy it. be a bear all the way down to your belly button

and I paid money for this?

My daily toast

I want to start a feature of the disappointing shit I've paid money for

the toast I get daily will likely be featured heavily. Because it's gross. And yet I still buy it.


J Smith Esq

I have a friend's wedding in the summer and when usually I panic about the headwear, as it is by far my favourite part about dressing for the day, this time I have a plan of attack care of Justin Smith.

Now I just need to save the $1000 to make it happen....

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

hot dogs cold beer

I effing love hot dogs. I LOVE THEM. It's a point of notoriety. Gah hot dogs.

So when in Austin we went to Frank's "by mistake out of desperation" I was a happy happy girl.

The food was scrummy and super inexpensive, the wait staff was amazing and the venue is adorable.

It is a very good thing that there's nothing like that closer to home - my hot dog rationing system would be out the window...

But please note, we may have had a hot dog fest, splitting two between us (the slaw dog was AMAZING and the Chicago style was no loser either), they were in fact veggie dogs AND, as you can see below, we got a salad too. With grits croutons.... waaaaaaaaah

eff yeah hot dogs

Laura Marling - Rambling Man

that's the one.

forgive me I am only a maid

I love Laura Marling and her new album is extremely good. I always regret not seeing her play here in Philadelphia two years ago at the Church. Her lyrics and her sensibility are incredibly touching.

stream I Speak Because I Can at the Times Online

her newest video is amazing and I'm anxiously waiting to find a version that I can embed.... in the meantime it's shown on her own site here

I'm dying to know who created her album art


sometimes it's just as good for something to be delicious for the eyes...

thinking of buying this ginger syrup from Morris Kitchen just to be a tincture for the belly and a pretty thing for my larder

and then... and then...

good find Elsa

Monday, March 22, 2010

the beginning

down to Orlando

back from Austin

excited to recap on the 34 bands I saw over the four days, the umpteen adventures and the giant biker dude with the teeny tiny kitty cat

in the meantime this is the bit of Florida I got to see on the way down

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Beak - Blagdon Lake

Beak is Billy Fuller, Geoff Barrow and Matt Williams

go stream the whole album

dance dance dance


Sally Mann

I fell in love with Sally Mann after I stumbled upon her work not long ago

she balances technique with subject to create an image that teeters on the edge of disturbing but you can still see the love for her subjects beneath it

having largely used her family in the portraits she says "the things that are close to you are the things you photograph the best, and unless you photograph what you love you're not going to make good art"

her recent collection of portraits of her husband in Proud Flesh are a beautiful study in intimacy.