Sunday, December 27, 2009

Lungs are my favorite.

I want to play with my henna again.
Temporary body art is the name of the game.

But please, PLEASE, let's not wait till
I have to have another emergency surgery.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Yet another NPR discovery..

While driving to performance gig my lil' dance company had this last week, I became extremely sick of listening to music. Does this happen to you ever? You just need something else. So I turned to my 2nd love, National Public Radio. I just happened upon an interview with Jay Duplass, one half of the writer-director-actor-brother pairing (insert Mark Duplass into this equation), that brought you gems such as "The Puffy Chair" and "Baghead". The below movie is one of their first shorts that made a standing at the Sundance Film Festival.

We've ALL been in this situation before...
letting the most simple day to day things completely and utterly massacre your self esteem.

It's relate-able. It's genius. It's the Duplass legacy.

Check it.

This is John

The Zest and Zeal of Public Radio

Last year I was a little over-excited (no wetting of the pants or chewing the lead-based paint off the walls, I promise... but close) to find yet another music list, consisting of what somebody somewhere (more specifically, the fine listeners of All Songs Considered) claimed to the best of the best, the top of heap, la creme de la creme (B, correct me if my French is off). I'm pleased to say that my intense excitement has never quite diminished, as I actively sought more lists throughout the year, dreaming of December when all the end-of-the-year-top-insert-a-specific-number-here lists are born, to sustain my secret life as a hoarder... a music hoarder that is. I really do enjoy finding out what anybody and everybody loves, which explains my passion for mixtapes. It's like looking behind the curtain. Maybe my motives are less adorable and maybe just for my personal benefit in padding my ipod shuffle. Who's to say for sure.

But... here is it is, in all it holiday glory...

All Songs Considered Listeners Pick The Year's Best Music

01. Grizzly Bear: Veckatimest
02. Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavilion
03. Phoenix: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
04. Neko Case: Middle Cyclone
05. Andrew Bird: Noble Beast
06. The Decemberists: Hazards Of Love
07. Wilco: Wilco (The Album)
08. Bon Iver: Blood Bank
09. The Avett Brothers: I And Love And You
10. St. Vincent: Actor
11. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: It's Blitz!
12. Regina Spektor: Far
13. M. Ward: Hold Time
14. The Swell Season: Strict Joy
15. Monsters Of Folk: Monsters of Folk
16. The Dirty Projectors: Bitte Orca
17. Passion Pit: Manners
18. Various: Dark Was The Night
19. Camera Obscura: My Maudlin Career
20. Metric: Fantasies
21. Beirut: March of the Zapotec
22. The xx: XX
23. Bat For Lashes: Two Suns
24. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: Up From Below
25. Modest Mouse: No One's First, And You're Next
26. The Dead Weather: Horehound
27. U2: No Line On The Horizon
28. Norah Jones: The Fall
29. Pearl Jam: Back Spacer
30. Lily Allen: It's Not Me, It's You
31. The Low Anthem: Oh My God, Charlie Darwin
32. Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band: Outer South
33. Fever Ray: Fever Ray
34. The Antlers: Hospice
35. Bob Dylan: Together Through Life
36. Heartless Bastards: Mountain
37. Patrick Watson: Wooden Arms
38. Sonic Youth: The Eternal
39. Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse: Dark Night Of The Soul
40. Girls: Album
41. Jay-Z: The Blueprint III
42. K'Naan: Troubadour
43. Silversun PIckups: Swoon
44. Antony and the Johnsons: Crying Light
45. Moby: Wait For Me
46. Mos Def: The Ecstatic
47. Franz Ferdinand: Tonight
48. Noah And The Whale: First Days Of Spring
49. Dan Auerbach: Keep It Hid
50. Fanfarlo: Reservoir

Monday, December 7, 2009