Sunday, February 28, 2010

Surprise, We're Pregnant!

For those who haven't heard yet, it's official, Kristen and I are expecting our first in October! 

Woo-Hoo! We're very excited!

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Savoir Adore - Bodies

Bodies by Savoir Adore  
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09 Bodies.mp3 (5091 KB)

Got turned on to this tune on the drive home tonight, love the rhythm tracks and the dueling male/female vocals of Deidre Muro and Paul Hammer. There must be something in the water in Brooklyn...

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tripping Out Over Wayne Coyne’s Bathroom...

From Flavorwire: "Flaming Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne is no shrinking violet: he’s donned fake blood and a furry suit onstage, gone full-frontal in a music video, and slammed the Arcade Fire in Rolling Stone. Now images of Coyne’s self-described “drug damaged, artist[ic]” home — a veritable compound in Oklahoma City designed byFitzsimmons Architects — are making the internet rounds."

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There is some really interesting design going on here but I don't know if I'd call it home. 

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Yeah, that's an entire clove of Garlic on my roll!


> I'm in my happy place right now, grabbing some good Italian food at > Emilio's!

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10 things Noel loves\hates

Always entertaining, Noel Gallagher spouts off 10 likes and dislikes. Such a knucklehead.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Google to launch turbo-speed Internet trials

Viva Voce - The Slow Fade

The Slow Fade by Viva Voce  
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10 The Slow Fade.mp3 (10278 KB)

A few months ago I lost both the main and backup hard drives containing my iTunes Library. Roughly 1TB worth of data... gone. As you can imagine I was super excited... of course not, I was uber pissed, so angry I couldn't believe it, a hugh moment of "Are You Fuckin' Kidding Me?!?!? The main and the backup!!!" It was the best Ad for a Drobo ever and helped re-ignite a strong desire for Spotify, because, well, this has happened before over the years, and even though I had older versions of my library on other drives, I'm getting tired of managing hard drives, I just want access to a shit ton of music. 

Now having those older drives with part of my music library is great, except for when you want to hear something that you purchased recently. Fortunately E-Music has very liberal Re-download Policy which came in very handy yesterday when I had Viva Voce's "The Slow Fade" in my head.  The haunting chorus of "Gone Gone Gone" kept playing over and over in my ears as I tapped out the lulling rhythms on my steering wheel while driving to work, on my customers desk that afternoon and at the dinner table last night. Stuck on repeat was this simple lullaby of a break up and goodbye song. This morning I re-downloaded Vive Voce's Rose City and couldn't be happier to hear the this song in full and release my self of only remembering the one phrase of the chorus. 

The march of the piano and the slide guitar set the mood of a county dirge while a wobbly distorted square wave from a keyboard fades in and out to accent the vocal melody. It's a simple and beautiful song, fitting for the end of a record, a relationship or mourning the loss of your music collection... "Gone, Gone, Gone."

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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Google Superbowl Ad got Kristen all teary eyed.

It's amazing to think how much apart of our lives Google has become.


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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

The Knife - Colouring of Pigeons - Tomorrow In A Year

Colouring Of Pigeons by The Knife In Collaboration With Mt. Sims And Planningtorock  
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Colouring of Pigeons.mp3 (15647 KB)

New challenging and ambitious work from The Knife In Collaboration with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock, written specifically for the opera Tomorrow In A Year which is based off of Darwin's Origin of Species and other Darwin related materials such as Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene.  It's as if they crept into my library and wrote an album about it.  I couldn't be more excited.

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