Tuesday, July 29, 2008

i get by with a little help from my friends

this isn't music related. but i figured i might as well post this anywhere i can. so here you go.

so my aunt linda was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago. she beat it once. last year it came back. she's still fighting it. last fall my cousin christine, her daughter, was diagnosed. she's still fighting. last week they discovered that my cousin wendy has the gene. so she might get it as well. same with her daughter. and christine's two little girls. in fact, last week christine's 10 year old daughter samantha asked my uncle mike if one day she'll get breast cancer, since her mom and her grandma both have it. that nearly broke his heart.

my mom, my uncle and i are walking in the san francisco 60 mile, 3 day breast cancer walk in september. i have to raise $2000 in order to participate. aka i need to have that money raised or i can't walk. i've got about a month left. and i'm nowhere near my goal. so, i'm asking you guys. any help is better than no help. $5 even would be great.

here's the link ---> http://08.the3day.org/site/TR/Walk/SanFranciscoBayAreaEvent?px=2066210&pg=personal&fr_id=1188&s_tafId=75838 <--- to my online donation page. it only takes a few minutes and it would mean the world to me.

thank youuuuuu.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

love is noise, love is pain

so one of the many sad things about not having the time to post in so long is i didn't have a chance to write about the various concerts i've gone to recently. i saw rogue wave at the fillmore. SO GOOD. they brought out john vanderslice. i saw los campesinos! at bimbo's. those kids really know how to put on a show. i feel like it if they hosted a dance party it would be impossible *not* to have fun. most importantly i saw THE VERVE at the warfield. i waited ten years to see them. they were so good i really have no words.

i have an album of photos i took here.

and now i share with you their badass new single + the video that goes with.

---> love is noise <---

The Verve - Love Is Noise

you can buy their albums here at insound.


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

inside of me sings a lunatic

first new post (one of many i hope). so a crop of my favorite artists (and one guilty pleasure) released new albums this summer. i thought death cab for cutie's narrow stairs was incredibly boring. i really hated just about all of my morning jacket's evil urges -- which is incredibly sad because i really love jim james. i just think they missed the mark with this one. and viva la vida or death and all his friends by coldplay (the guilty pleasure) was completely underwhelming. however, to make up for all of this -- and really it is SO GOOD that it *does* make up for all the crap -- came me› su› í eyrum vi› spilum endalaust from sigur rós. this album is so fucking great. i have very few words. i'm sharing track #2 with you because it is the stuff that dreams are made of. i love it.

---> inní mér syngur vitleysingur <---

oh, and did i mention that i am SEEING SIGUR FUCKING ROS in october. because you better believe i am.

you can buy me› su› í eyrum vi› spilum endalaus here at insound.


been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time

wow. i've been m.i.a. for a loooooong time. sorry guys. i just graduated from berkeley and moved to san francisco. and don't have a very good internet connection right now. but a new post is coming. i swear!