Sunday, November 10, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
I'm in misery where you can seem as old as your omens
And the mother we share will never keep your proud head from falling
The way is long but you can make it easy on me
And the mother we share will never keep our cold hearts from calling
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Some time last week, I was very lucky because I just happened to be sitting in front of my computer when the Wolfmother at Troubadour show was announced, so I was able to purchase my tickets immediately. Well, it sold out in about an hour, and a second show the following Monday was added, which also sold out. Then, the band booked several more shows in California, and those all sold out as well! Not surprised, really. This past Monday at the first awesome show at Troubadour, the band said they hadn't played the States in three years! Oh, how time flies, and oh, how we still love their music. Wolfmother played to a packed house, where you were able to really feel the energy and excitement. They opened with "Dimension". It was one of those happy shows, where the fans were pleased, and the band sounded better than ever, and the music was loud. Just pure rock and roll. A great way to show everyone that Wolfmother is back.
Wolfmother - Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA
Photos by: "Youngest Indie"
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Finally watched Searching for Sugar Man. Like many of you, the first time I had heard of this documentary was while watching the Oscars. And they won. And it looked like a great story. I love rock and roll and documentaries. So I was interested in the story, but as I watched, I fell in love with his music, too. I cried a lot the next day thinking of his situation, my situation, the world's situation. If you haven't watched it yet, you totally should.
My sister randomly found this movie called Mary and Max on NetFlix since I love claymation so much. I had never heard of it, so wasn't expecting much. After being severely disappointed with The Great Gatsby movie, I've become a commitment-phobe: afraid of wasting hours of my life to watch a horribly made movie. So, she starts the movie, and I'm still sitting in front of the computer, but I immediately go to watch it. This is my idea of a PERFECT MOVIE! The amazing talent and art of claymation, with the portrayal of a simple, mundane, life, trying to find the charm through letters and mail, and it had a lot of realness. It wasn't sugar sweet at all. It is now one of my all time favorite movies. I cried at the end. After the movie, I couldn't deal, I crawled into bed, cried, and went to sleep.
As for music, I'm FINALLY liking Haim. Couple years ago, all these female bands appeared on the scene, and I just couldn't get into them, or I kept getting everyone confused. I can't force discovery, it has to happen naturally with music. I heard "Forever" and I really liked it. So, HAIM totally rules. When I see girl bands, I totally expect them to be better than me at guitar. I just love watching people who are way more talented than myself because it's inspiring. If I can tell that you are playing two chords throughout your whole set, I get bored. Haim is the real deal.
"Other Voices" by The Orwells is exactly what I needed. Perfect. You know I love stuff like this.
Also, I know this song is a few years old, but I just recently got into her. I do enjoy this kind of music, it's so lovely and sets the mood, perfect for making the world look like a movie. I like Meiko, too. I first started listening to her back in the Indie 103 days! Yup, Check 1, 2, remember?
And I learned how to play Nirvana's "In Bloom" on guitar. I really want to learn "Breed". Also, just been trying to go to the beach more often. Think my legs are finally getting some color.
Any new music suggestions? Feel free to comment or send me an email.
Monday, June 03, 2013
PEACE - The Echo, Los Angeles, CA - May 31, 2013
The first PEACE song I heard was "California Daze" on NME Radio. (Hey, whatever happened to NME Radio streaming online?) Well, so it was back when the stream was functioning. Like I always do, I jotted down "California Daze - Peace" on a piece of paper to remind myself of this awesome song. It wasn't available on iTunes yet, and the only place I found it was on YouTube, which I basically played on repeat. Then, finally, their EP became available on iTunes, which included California Daze, Bloodshake, Ocean's Eye, and more. Their album is out in the UK, but I'm not sure if it was released yet here in the States. There are some amazing songs on that album. If you're too impatient like me, you can just by the import version. So, PEACE was one of those bands that I was happily discovering more about each day, starting with listening to them first on NME, to watching their music videos and interviews popping up everywhere. Can we talk about "Bloodshake"? Awesome song. So you can imagine my delight when I got to see them at The Echo! I was so excited and had high expectations. So, it's a good thing when I say that I just enjoyed their set so much and was so pleased, they exceeded my expectations and I was definitely not disappointed. Total band crush.
Team Spirit is ex-Passion Pit Ayad's band on Vice Records. I always wondered what happened to Ayad with his Passon Pit - Fashion Kit. Points if you remember that. I like most bands on Vice Records. I bought their EP and I love it. They are currently touring as support for Peace. Oh, and they brought a special surprise guest to play with them on their last song, it was Joey from the Pixies.
*Not sure why, but they didn't play the encore Scumbag and Float Forever. I was sad about that. Maybe because the set times were so dang late. Maybe it's better they didn't, because I'm 99% sure I would've cried during Float Forever because I've been having a rough week.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
I know it's been a while, but I really haven't been doing anything. Except eating, I guess, judging by the pictures I'm going to post below. But, don't worry, I've been working out! Here's my May recap:
Beach day with my lovely friend. We ate pizza and laid out in the sun.
On our way back, we stopped by Sprinkles and tried their ice cream. Ridiculously yummy.
New necklace from Obey. Love the packaging.
I was organizing the closet and found this old denim jacket I put patches on years ago.
Went to a Dodger vs Cardinals game for Memorial Day Weekend.
Soft serve ice cream, yay! (We also had Dodger Dogs, garlic fries, and popcorn.)
Happy hour at Biergarten in L.A. A Korean-German fusion concept with lots of German beer. Good service, good food.
Ate so much shrimp at Bubba Gump in Santa Monica for Mother's Day weekend.