Friday, December 24, 2010

. the innocence mission .

love that boy

i love that boy and he is my friend
i wave to him from very far off

please let him be safe there across the way
i love that boy i say
i love him all the day

and i'm standing up under the trees
i'm cheering every day
i love that boy i say

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

. the whispertown 2000 .

i cannot get this off my mind.


i want faith
i want faith in everything

i want time to slip away
let tomorrow be today

i want to be a key to a locket
i want to be a key
let me in

Monday, December 13, 2010

. patrick lee .

this is my

Friday, December 10, 2010

. brandi carlile .

christmas music is the best.
so is brandi carlile.

the heartache can wait

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

. architecture in helsinki .

this band has had some awesome phases.

scissor paper rock

that beep
(thanks layt for showing me this one)

like it or not

Thursday, December 2, 2010

. tegan and sara .

pretty sure i already said cold is tegan and sara.
fall and winter fill my mind with their music.
can't get this song out of my head.
the words. ah.
perfect for a snowy day.

don't confess

don't think i'll confess
why would i confess
that i
don't think i'll deny
why would i deny
that i

send a little love my way
and every second i spend waiting
drags me closer to this grave
i'm not alone
i'm just on my own

don't think i'll escape
why would i escape you
don't think i'll replace
how could i replace you

it's a little cold outside

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

. coheed & cambria .

a favor house atlantic
your eyes tell the stories
of the days you wish you could
recall the moments that once have

bye bye beautiful

Monday, November 29, 2010

. the cloud room .

hey now now

or we find a new reason, a new way of living
and we breathe it in and try to dream again
they'll find you when you're sleeping, now now
they'll reach in and grab what you're dreamin', now now
cut it up and slip it back in

Sunday, November 28, 2010

. anya marina .

something about this song.
makes it painfully addicting.
satellite heart

you know i haven't slept in weeks
you're the only thing i see
i'm a satellite heart
lost in the dark
i'm spun out so far
you stop i start
but i'll be true to you

Friday, November 26, 2010

. dragonette .

pick up the phone

i'll read your fortune 
it says your too serious and such 

you should understand 
that nothing really matters very much 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

. the reason .

this is a repost.
but it's stuck in my head.
hate to love this song.

the reason
we're so beyond this
(this guy drives me crazy for some reason. ignore him.)

honestly i won't get to sleep tonight
it's killing me

Monday, November 22, 2010

. tegan and sara .

the cold is tegan and sara.
specific songs.
like this one.

when sara sings it.

city girl

i get uncertain
promise i'll be perfect 
from now on
you packed your bags
you said i love you
but i cannot stay

this is the original.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

. the seekers .

such an awesome stage presence.
oh the 60's.
want her dress. 

georgy girl
hey there georgy girl
there's another georgy deep inside
bring out all the love you hide
and oh what a change there'd be
and the world will see
a new georgy girl

Saturday, November 20, 2010

. cloud cult .

pretty voice

this is a life long song
and we're all singing
it's been so long
since i've heard your pretty voice

Thursday, November 18, 2010

. joshua radin & ingrid michaelson .


this is the way i need to wake
i wake to you
and you never left me

all that i'd dreamt had been untrue

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

. tegan and sara .

i know i know i know

stick your heart inside of my chest
keep it warm here while we rest
tell them this love hasn't changed me, hasn't changed me at all
the same as i love you, you'll always love me too
this love isn't good unless it's me and you

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

. peter, bjorn & john .

whistling can be hard

young folks

objects of my affection


Sunday, November 14, 2010

. starlight mints .

power bleed
yes. i'm aware it's strange.


back cat is my fave. 
i couldn't find any videos for it.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

. hesta prynn .

hesta prynn. 
former member of northern state. 
the band and the place.
hesta rocks my world. 
with this video.

can we go wrong
(to be listened to at deafening volume levels)

Friday, November 12, 2010

. songs of the heart .

sound like this.

home - edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros
home is wherever i'm with you

islands in the stream - feist with constantines 
you do something to me that i can't explain
hold me closer and i feel no pain
every beat of my heart
we've got something goin on

you are the only one i love - jaymay
the first time that i met you
i knew one day i would know you even better
you are the only one i love
you are the only one i love to love

fall asleep - steel train
when i fall asleep i want to see you there in a dream
i want to take you to the heart of every place that i've been

Thursday, November 11, 2010

. shiny toy guns .

weather girl

you are the one

rainy monday

{ignore the guyliner}

Monday, November 8, 2010

. spenking .

also known as
spencer kingman

vietnam malaria nostalgia

Friday, November 5, 2010

. mirah .


mount st. helens

person person

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

. stars .

because they say.
what i'm trying to say


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

:: the reason ::

"Music is truly the universal language, and when it is excellently expressed how deeply it moves our souls." 

{joshua - senior portfolio. pentax film.}

Sunday, October 24, 2010

. the xx .

pretty sure this is the third post i've done about the xx.
but come on.

basic space
I'll take you in pieces
We can take it all apart
I've suffered shipwrecks right from the start
I've been underwater, breathing out and in
I think I'm losing where you end and I begin 

heart skipped a beat

also check out:

i'm posting this one again. because this video rocks. my. world.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

[ the history of love ]

very few things make me happier, and sadder, than this book.

"Maybe the first time you saw her you were ten. She was standing in the sun scratching her legs. Or tracing letters in the dirt with a stick. Her hair was being pulled. Or she was pulling someone's hair. And a part of you was drawn to her, and a part of you resisted--wanting to ride off on your bicycle, kick a stone, remain uncomplicated. In the same breath you felt the strength of a man, and a self-pity that made you feel small and hurt. Part of you thought: Please don't look at me. If you don't, I can still turn away. And part of you thought: Look at me." 

"She was gone, and all that was left was the space you'd grown around her, like a tree that grows around a fence. For a long time, it remained hollow. Years, maybe. And when at last it was filled again, you knew that the new love you felt for a woman would have been impossible without Alma. If it weren't for her, there would never have been an empty space, or the need to fill it." 

My brother and I used to play a game. I'd point to a chair. "THIS IS NOT A CHAIR," I'd say. Bird would point to the table. "THIS IS NOT A TABLE." "THIS IS NOT A WALL," I'd say. "THAT IS NOT A CEILING." We'd go on like that. "IT IS NOT RAINING OUT." "MY SHOE IS NOT UNTIED!" Bird would yell. I'd point to my elbow. "THIS IS NOT A SCRAPE." Bird would lift his knee. "THIS IS ALSO NOT A SCRAPE!" "THAT IS NOT A KETTLE!" "NOT A CUP!" "NOT A SPOON!" "NOT DIRTY DISHES!" We denied whole rooms, years, weathers. Once, at the peak of our shouting, Bird took a deep breath. At the top of his lungs, he shrieked: "I! HAVE NOT! BEEN! UNHAPPY! MY WHOLE! LIFE!" "But you're only seven," I said." 

"And if the man who once upon a time had been a boy who promised he'd never fall in love with another girl as long as he lived kept his promise, it wasn't because he was stubborn or even loyal. He couldn't help it." 

"Then he almost but didn't say the two sentence he'd been meaning to say for years: part of me is made of glass, and also, I love you." 

"One day she marched around the side of the house and confronted me. "I've seen you out there every day for the past week, and everyone knows you stare at me all day in school, if you have something you want to say to me why don't you just say it to my face instead of sneaking around like a crook?" I considered my options. Either I could run away and never go back to school again, maybe even leave the country as a stowaway on a ship bound for Australia. Or I could risk everything and confess to her. The answer was obvious: I was going to Australia. I opened my mouth to say goodbye forever. And yet. What I said was: I want to know if you'll marry me." 

"For her I changed pebbles into diamonds, shoes into mirrors, I changed glass into water, I gave her wings and pulled birds from her ears and in her pockets she found the feathers, I asked a pear to become a pineapple, a pineapple to become a lightbulb, a lightbulb to become the moon, and the moon to become a coin I flipped for her love." 

"Holding hands, for example, is a way to remember how it feels to say nothing together." 

"What about you? Are you happiest and saddest right now that you've ever been?" "Of course I am." "Why?" "Because nothing makes me happier and nothing makes me sadder than you." 

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

. connie francis .

you always hurt the one you love

Monday, October 11, 2010

. pony up! .

the truth about cats and dogs

dance for me

also look up
marlon brando's laundromat
toy piano

Friday, October 8, 2010

. massive attack .


love love is a verb
love is a doing word

paradise circus

and for lovers of the film the fall.

Monday, September 27, 2010

. cat power .

oh cat power. how i love your voice.
you quiet the aches in my heart.

sea of love

Come with me
My love
To the sea
The sea of love

I want to tell you
how much
I love you

Friday, September 24, 2010

:: george bellows ::

both members of this club
by george bellows
national gallery of art - washington, dc
1882 − 1925

Friday, September 17, 2010

. the temper trap .

heart this band.

seriously one of my all time favorite music videos. the boy at the beginning is so cute, i just want to kiss his cheeks. 
love lost - the temper trap

sweet disposition - the temper trap

Saturday, September 11, 2010

. heartbeats - the takeover .

heartbeats - the knife

heartbeats - josé gonzález

or both. . . together? woah.
heartbeats - drum and base
not a huge fan. but hey. cool concept.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

. jónsi .

i miss my sister. and she showed me this song.
but it's a good song to get you pumped. and soothed.
at the same time.

go do by jónsi
check out the music video. it's incredible. i've never seen anything like it.

Monday, August 23, 2010

. coldplay .

for you i bleed myself dry



the scientist
{probably one of the best endings to a movie ever. if you haven't seen wicker park. . go watch it. then watch this.}

Saturday, August 21, 2010

. yeasayer .

i feel like dancing.
to this song.


ambling alp

Thursday, August 19, 2010

:: pulled ::

the science behind this shoot came from the poem below and the beginning of this movie.

It's a Woman's World
by Eavan Boland
Our way of life
has hardly changed
since a wheel first
whetted a knife.

Maybe flame
burns more greedily
and wheels are steadier,
but we're the same:

we milestone
our lives
with oversights,
living by the lights
of the loaf left

by the cash register,
the washing powder
paid for and wrapped,
the wash left wet:

like most historic peoples
we are defined
by what we forget

and what we never will be:
It's our alibi
for all time:

as far as history goes
we were never
on the scene of the crime.

When the king's head
gored its basket,
grim harvest,
we were gristing bread

or getting the recipe
for a good soup.
It's still the same:

our windows
moth our children
to the flame
of hearth not history.

And still no page
scores the low music
of our outrage.

Appearances reassure:
that woman there,
craned to
the starry mystery,

is merely getting a breath
of evening air.
While this one here,
her mouth a burning plume -

she's no fire-eater,
just my frosty neighbour
coming home.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

. benton paul .

my friends and i caught a bit of this concert last weekend.
his voice is pretty solid. and soothing. one to put on your sleep playlist.

benton paul

don't go

Monday, August 16, 2010

. hot chip .

incredible videos. awesome sound.

hot chip

ready for the floor

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

. rilo kiley .

if you think you're bulletproof - you're right.

rilo kiley

i've been listening to this band for a while. and they don't get old.
their music is so diverse, even from itself.
every song is different.
listening is an adventure.

silver lining

with arms outstretched

check out:
close call
i never

do you recognize her voice? she sang on postal service's album give up.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

. islands .

"Music was my refuge.  I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness."  ~Maya Angelou

that is how i feel about this band.


and this song.
(kinda sounds like of montreal?)
rough gem

Monday, August 9, 2010

. stars .

this new album blows my mind.
the five ghosts

words can't explain how much i adore this group.
one of the bands i've consistently listened to for years.
and for good reason.


dead hearts 
(my favorite on the album)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

. against me! .

sometimes punk rock is taken to extremes.
but in this case.
punk rock = perfection.

against me!

i love tom.

i was a teenage anarchist

love this collaboration.
borne on the fm waves of the heart ft. tegan quin

Friday, August 6, 2010

. an horse .

this is me. in a song. right now.

company - an horse

and this.

postcards - an horse

:: she had a guitar, she taught him some chords ::

for my 6th birthday i got a purple camera with blue squares on it. my dad took me on a road trip across the USA and i took pictures of everything imaginable. i was hooked. time passed and i grew older and i forgot about my little obsession.
two years ago i picked up my little digital camera and realized how much i missed photography. so i got a summer job, saved up all my money, and bought a Nikon D60 SLR.
i haven't put it down since.

:: rummaging for answers ::

:: lovers ::