Monday, February 22, 2010

. an horse .

i need to make up for my not blogging for the past few months.

i am home, sick, which led me to searching for new music.
and i discovered love.

the best way to describe them is to take the words right out of their mouths. here's their bio on their site.

It is not because Kate is the size of jockey or because Damon was once kicked by a goat that An Horse bears its name. There’s no sense in that. A friend once gave Kate a sweater with An Horse written on it because he thought it was grammatically correct. It wasn’t and that was quite a long time ago but Kate still wears the sweater. She hasn’t grown in years. Damon still remembers the goat like it was yesterday.

Kate didn’t know Damon had been kicked by a goat when she asked him to join her on stage in July 2007. And she thought she knew Damon well. Damon played drums and worked in one of the few remaining Australian independent record stores with Kate. The downtown Brisbane store had no windows, it was dusty as hell and they didn’t really do much work. In fact, the store closed down a few months after they started playing shows together. Coincidence? Probably not. The pair of sleuths worked out that they could set up a P.A. in the store and practice free for hours. Soon customers found the store’s opening hours getting shorter and shorter and Kate and Damon’s music was getting better and better.

The pair soon decided to lead An Horse out from the dank basement store. Like revolutionaries they took to the streets but without the cause or the fight or the gnarly banners, they did have songs though. And hand claps.

They were surprised when after one show they were offered a whole lot more including an opening slot on Tegan and Sara’s 2008 Out Of Hibernation Spring US tour. Shortly after they were invited to open for Death Cab For Cutie on their Australian tour. But they weren’t as surprised as the owner of the record store when he found his two loyal managers playing to a packed out room when they were supposed to be selling CDs, his not theirs.

Kate Cooper and Damon Cox share common interests. And when someone forgets their toothpaste on tour they’ll share that too. There isn’t a whole lot more to it…I guess.

their sound is very similar to tegan and excited for me to introduce them yet?? you better be. t&s discovered them at the music store an horse worked at when t&s did a little concert there. they heard an horse perform, and asked them to tour australia with them. awesome.

well my favorite an horse songs are

Scared As ****
Camp Out (swears at 2:43, if you want a clean version, email me)

they're amazing. really. enjoy.


here's company

here's a clean version of camp out

Sunday, February 21, 2010

. meg and dia .

i am a horrible person. i am so sorry. i've been out living in the real world, and forgot about my virtual one.
during that time i discovered many new bands. so i will start out with one of my new faves.
meg and dia.

These rockin sisters are awesome. they sound like a mix between the veronicas, and my favorite band of all eternity, tegan and sara. (i've been waiting for the perfect time to present them to you..soon. i promise)

i found out after listening to these girls for a while, that they're actually from my lovely little town of st. george, and graduated from Dixie High. dia rocks the guitar and back up vocals, while meg takes the front with lead vocals.
for christmas one year dia got a guitar and meg got a karaoke machine. the rest is history.

their songs are all freakishly deep and meaningful, if you listen close enough. a lot of hidden messages here. well. have fun listening! they're awesome.
here is my fave song. also look up roses, black wedding, and going away

Friday, February 12, 2010

:: double life ::

this one's all about the double life we all seem to lead. if you don't, teach me your ways. we're all caught in the in between. and although this is a little drastic, sometimes that's just what we need to wake up.


:: mica ::

beauty is simple. at least it is for mica.
this shoot inspired by the quote:

hold your head up, gorgeous. there are people who would kill to see you fall.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

:: block head ::

Can you guess who these lovely models are? This shoot, surprisingly, took 20 minutes to get done. now you can ask either of these girls and they'll testify: one of my shoots usually takes a good two to three hours. and each time they are completely supportive and cooperative. that's why i keep these lovely friends of mine around. they're awesome. and pulled through yet again on another shoot.

my new concentration for my AP portfolio is outspoken secrecy. do you like? it used to be stringed instruments. boring.

anyway.. enjoy this ... intriguing? set of pics.

:: 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 ::