Wednesday, November 26, 2008

All Songs Considered (and a little wish list)

I just saw NPR's list of the nominees for the best CD of 2008.
So I'm printing it here so you know what to get me for Christmas:


Nominees For The Best CDs of 2008

Adele: ‘19’
Alenajdro Escovedo: ‘Real Animal’
Amanda Palmer: ‘Who Killed Amanda Palmer?’
Beach House: ‘Devotion’
Beck: ‘Modern Guilt’
Black Kids: ‘Partie Traumatic’
Blitzen Trapper: ‘Furr’
Bob Dylan: ‘Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs’
Bon Iver: ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’
Bonnie Prince Billy: ‘Lie Down in the Light’
Calexico: ‘Carried to Dust’
Cat Power: ‘Jukebox’
Cloud Cult: ‘Feel Good Ghosts’
Cold War Kids: ‘Loyalty to Loyalty’
Coldplay: ‘Viva La Vida’
Conor Oberst: ‘Conor Oberst’
Crystal Castles: ‘Crystal Castles’
Cut Copy: ‘In Ghost Colours’
David Byrne/Brian Eno: ‘Everything That Happens Will Happen Today’
Death Cab For Cutie: ‘Narrow Stairs’
Deerhoof: ‘Offend Maggie’
Deerhunter: ‘Microcastle’
Delta Spirit: ‘Ode to Sunshine’
Dengue Fever: ‘Venus on Earth’
Department of Eagles: ‘In EAr Park’
Devotchka: ‘A Mad And Faithful Telling’
Dr. Dog: ‘Fate’
Drive-by Truckers: ‘Brighter Than Creations Dark’
Duffy: ‘Rockferry’
Elbow: ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’
Erykah Badu: ‘New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War’
Fleet Foxes: ‘Fleet Foxes’
Flight of the Conchords: ‘Flight of the Conchords’
Flobots: ‘Fight With Tools’
Foals: ‘Antidotes’
Frightened Rabbit: ‘Midnight Organ Fight’
Girl Talk: ‘Feed the Animals’
Gnarls Barkley: ‘Odd Couple’
Hercules and Love Affair: ‘Hercules and Love Affair’
I’m From Barcelona: ‘Who Killed Harry Houdini?’
Islands: ‘Arm’s Way’
Jenny Lewis: ‘Acid Tongue’
Jolie Holland: ‘The Living And The Dead’
Juana Molina: ‘Un Dia’
Juno: Soundtrack
Kings of Leon: ‘Only By The Night’
Laura Marling: ‘Alas I Cannot Swim’
Lightspeed Champion: ‘Falling Off The Lavender Bridge’
Lil Wayne: ‘Tha Carter III’
Los Campesinos: ‘Hold On Now, Youngster’
Lucinda Williams: ‘Little Honey’
Lykke Li: ‘Youth Novels’
M83: ‘Saturdays=Youth’
Magnetic Fields: ‘Distortion’
Man Man: ‘Rabbit Hats’
Mates of State: ‘Re-Arrange Us’
Metallica: ‘Death Magnetic’
MGMT: ‘Oracular Spectacular’
My Morning Jacket: ‘Evil Urges’
Nada Surf: ‘Lucky’
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: ‘Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!’
Nine Inch Nails: ‘Ghosts I-IV’
No Age: ‘Nouns’
Oasis: ‘Dig Out Your Soul’
Of Montreal: ‘Skeletal Lamping’
Okkervil River: ‘The Stand Ins’
Parts & Labor: ‘Receivers’
Plants and Animals: ‘Parc Avenue’
Portishead: ‘Third’
Punch Brothers: ‘Punch’
R.E.M. ‘Accelerate’
Ra Ra Riot: ‘Rhumb Line’
Railroad Earth: ‘Amen Corner’
Randy Newman: ‘Harps and Angels’
Ray LaMontagne: ‘Gossip in the Grain’
Ryan Adams and the Cardinals: ‘Cardinology’
Santogold: ‘Lights Out’
She and Him: ‘Volume One’
Shearwater: ‘Rook’
Sigur Ros’: ‘Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust’
Silver Jews: ‘Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea’
Spiritualized: ‘Songs in A & E’
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks: ‘Real Emotional Trash’
Sun Kil Moon: ‘April’
Thao Nguyen: ‘We Brave Bee Stings and All’
The Black Keys: ‘Attack and Release’
The Dodos: ‘Visiter’
The Fireman: ‘Electric Arguments’
The Helio Sequence: ‘Keep Your Eyes Ahead’
The Mars Volta: ‘The Bedlam in Goliath’
The Mountain Goats: ‘Heretic Pride’
The raconteurs: ‘Consolers of the Lonely’
The Raveonettes: ‘Lust Lust Lust’
The Walkmen: ‘You & Me’
TV on the Radio: ‘Dear Science’
Vampire Weekend: ‘Vampire Weekend’
Weezer: ‘Weezer (Red Album)’
Why? ‘Alopecia’
Wolf Parade: ‘At Mount Zoomer’

You should probably go online and vote for your faves now.
Let your voice be HEARD!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I want to wear hairbows.

My true calling in life was to be French.
. . . and to decorate for Christmas.
Thus, this video has changed my life.
So watch . . . and remember how this is supposed to change your life.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Global Warming puts the pink back in your cheeks

I love not wearing gloves in November.
I know global warming probably has a hand in this . . .
but it made taking photos of my beautiful family quite enjoyable.

Ryan & Whitney & Madison & Lily

Grace & Jocelyn & Daniel & Cooper (the wonder animal - even if he doesn't go on adventures with the cat like I want him to)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Seamless Threadless Wristless Fistless

Puppy Web Cam
This is my only real hobby.

I want to punch holes in my ceiling and record the music my room makes when the wind blows through. I'm thinking that it'll be similar to the noise blowing over the hole in a small brown jug.

I like to feel freedom when I write. Thus . . . I'm not sure punctuation makes a very good boyfriend. I'm not sure grammar can become a faithful mistress.

I need a place to keep my old "about me" labels.
This looks about as good a place then any.
*I'm a celebrity beauty secret. I figured out why people love love-notes. I count down the days using paper chains. My favorite words today are: macabre, touche, and fondue. I need a fez. I dance circles around you and you and you. I knew from the first moment I saw you that you were dangerous for me. I knew from the first moment I saw you that you were dangerous for her. I smelled your spareribs and sauerkraut and had to come in. I keep a decoy journal. Leaving the real thing in plain sight. I don't care about being the first (girl) stowaway in space. I pretend to Nancy Drew. You can be George or Bess. Or Ned. I have anime hair. I want to start a pillow-fight club...*

Once a boy told Kelli that he refused to be labeled with a genre (to be exact, the typical genre of the frail and well-dressed Provo normality . . . you know what I'm talking about).
The next words out of his mouth were to ask her to play old school nintendo.
Liar, Liar Pants On Fire.

Once I wanted to tattoo your kisses to my hipbones, and then I realized I would have to stare at it every day and remember that you were made up all along.

I want to live in the library. I want to live in your closet.
I want to live on a steady diet of lemon bars and ice water.

Jackie: No, i genuinely mean that and I'm not being facetious.
Claire; 'Facetious'! That's a great word.
Jackie: It totally is. And it can go on that list of "f" words. It just fits right in.
Claire: Can this be our Halloween quote?
Jackie: You mean this brief discussion of the word facetious?
Claire: Yeah, this is it right now. How do you say it? Fascist . . . ?
Jackie: I think I said Facetious.
Claire: Hey, ANOTHER f word for the list!

"Stand up! Keep your backs straight! Remember that is where the wings grow."
-Martha Graham

"She said she usually cried at least once each day not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful & life was so short."
-Brian Andreas.

I only really love Sammy. Star crossed. Restraining orders. Something big.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Oh it is. Love, that is.

my little sister,
my pride and joy,
my inspiration to look like an anime character,
my favorite Bonnie in the whole wide world . . .

well . . . she got married.

And a happy day it was and will continue to be forever and ever and ever and ever.
And it's contagious
And it's contagious
And it's contagious
And it's contagious

September 4th, 2008

Pretty Mandee

I love this girl.
I took these photos forever and a day ago.
So tonight, I finally FINALLY have gotten the time to proclaim that she's one of the prettiest people I know.
Love lub luv wuv.

It could happen. It did . . . in a few Disney movies.

More than anything, I want pets that love each other (platonically) and go on long exciting motion-picture-esq adventures with one another.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Today I actually started a paper like this:


"I love Shakespeare. I love West Side Story (enough to have been in my high school production as the whitest Puerto Rican ever). I love Leonardo Dicaprio. Thus, going to the ballet version of Romeo and Juliet, was quite the delight for me, feeding both little romantic heart and my deeply disturbed perchance for tragedy."

Etc. Etc.

I hope my professor doesn't get upset at my flippant behavior towards her assignments.