Swoony pop to start your Thursday right. We can all relate to referring to our “better self” in the third person. Probably because moreoftenthannot that self is at bay. Tennis’ new album, Young & Old, is to be released soon(ish).
“At a time when Americans owe more in tuition debt than credit card debt, this Congress needs to stop the interest rates on student loans from doubling in July. Extend the tuition tax credit we started that saves middle-class families thousands of dollars. And give more young people the chance to earn their way through college by doubling the number of work-study jobs in the next five years.”—Barack Obama, State of The Union address
ShoeMint. What is it?!? Based on paper, I can tell you it’s a brand designed by stylist Nicole Chavez with Rachel Bilson and produced with Steve Madden. Supposedly, after signing up, you take a style quiz and, each month, a new collection of shoes are received in your online showroom that you can either pick or pass. What does this mean?!? Not quite sure. Online showroom?? Pick or pass?? Is there some sort of shoe nazi that forces me to recite my credit card number aloud every month for a new pair of wedges? Awesome. Now I’m intrigued. Regardless, I’ll give it a shot. Plus, it helps that Rachel Bilson goes hard (#funnyordievideo). You can sign up right here.
She’s not a huge fan of remixes. But who passes up the opportunity to have David Lynch remix your track? So here we have the first and only official authorized Zola Jesus remix, “In Your Nature,” as heard through the ears of Mr. Lynch himself.
In accord with my previous post and what’s bumping in my headphones today, I deem today “Reeeeeemiiiix Day.” I got some good ones up my sleeve. Starting with this we’regoingbackwayback remix of Biggie’s “Going Back To Cali.”
Last night, as part of SF’s Sketchfest 2012, I had the pleasure of going to watch Stella, the classic nightclub show consisting of the comedy trio Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, & David Wain, at the Mezzanine. Someone asked me to explain the type of comedy show it was. The standup itself is incredibly hard to explain, but I assured them it was decidingly funny (‘tis true). Plus, there was a cameo from my favorite Leslie Knope opponent, Paul Rudd. Additional performers included Ron Runches, Will Franken, Marguerite Moreau, Jessi Klein, Matt Besser, Brent Weinback, Bobcat Goldwait, and house band, Release The Sunbird. If you ever get the opportunity to see Stella’s standup, I highly recommend. Also, SF Sketchfest continues through February 4. Check out the schedule here to see what other worthwhile shows you can catch this following week. I suggest one of the Reggie Watts’ shows between Jan 31-Feb 2.
Multiple instruments. Whistles. Xylophones. Not too much of a surprise from the folk maestro’s first cut from his upcoming album, Break It Yourself. As Consequence of Sound describes,
“The guitar-centric number has the initial rumblings of some giant arena-rock number before Bird chirps in. From there, the cut grows and swells throughout, from quiet ’50s slow jam to straight ahead rock and roll bliss.”
Last week I felt inspired to post about studs and spikes and how much I love them on clothes and other things and how much I envy my friends who have the luxury of studding their make-believe backpacks at work. If you don’t believe me, peep here. Are you sorry for calling me a weirdo liar? I forgive you. Well anyway, I’m regretful that I didn’t get to post the awesomeness below as a DIY idea. Do you see what I see? UNDERNEATH THE POCKETS, people. So perfectly “subtle.”
Bobby Newport’s never had a real job in his life #Bobby Newport
I’ve got a weird rash in my knee pit area. And my tongue, on this side, doesn’t taste anything anymore. Sometimes, when I walk, my ankles make a weird rattlesnake sound. Things that are far away from my eyes are fuzzy. I once ate a Twix with the wrapper on it & I’ve never seen the wrapper come out. Also, I’ve swallowed every piece of gum that I’ve chewed for the past 25 years. #AndyAtTheDoctor
The U.S Government shutdown Megaupload, one of the world’s largest file-sharing sites and the only way I illegally watch certain shows via Megaupload, and seized its assets & indicted many of its employees for violation of existing piracy laws. If you thought yesterday’s online protests of SOPA and PIPA were going to deter anyone from going after online piracy, you were most definitely wrong.
I slipped up on not posting this when it was first released last week. I just couldn’t figure out how I felt - likey or no likey. But after a week of giving the electronic producer’s newest track some legitimate play time, I have to go with me likey. The track is absolutely seductive & includes vocals from Scout LaRue. A little fun fact: Scout is one of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s daughters. Yeah, that’s right, a Bremi fledgling making an innocent attempt to make it in the music world. Not gonna lie, I’m pretty impressed.
It’s being reported that Lebron James was sent home during this morning’s shootaround due to illness. Or could Bron Bron be experiencing flu-like symptoms upon the Lakers’ arrival into town??!!?? When you’re talking MVP-caliber players, history shows that they find a way to play even when they’re a little (or a lot) sick or injured. So if the game-time decision ends up being no Lebron, it will appear that someone’s caught a case of the b**#$assness. I wouldn’t put it past him.
They’re back with their hand claps, piano fun, & that classic pop sound that makes you bop your head from side to side regardless of the foul mood you’re in. This track reminds me why I fell in love with Islands in the first place. Can’t wait for their new album, A Sleep and A Forgetting, out Feb 14…just in time to save you from your fallen-through-Valentine’s-Day-plans. How appropriate.