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Day 294: The Rest Of Your Life by Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs

2 May

Hey guys!

Sorry I haven’t posted in a couple of days… it’s been a crazy weekend! I’ve been partying, “The Room”-ing it, chilling with Seattle peeps, and seeing concerts, so I haven’t had much time to update!

Unfortunately, I’ll have to keep this short tonight, mainly because I have to pass out soon, but I wanted to share a really neat song off of Holly Golightly & The Brokeoff’s new CD No Help Coming.

While I was in Portland yesterday, I got to preview this CD for a little while, and I was totally digging it. It’s folky, bluesy, and all sorts of awesome!

I hope you enjoy “The Rest Of Your Life”, and check out their CD out now! (also, I’ll be posting longer tomorrow!)

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Day 287: Montezuma/He Doesn’t Know Why Live by Fleet Foxes

16 Apr

The other night, Fleet Foxes performed their first live show in two years. It was a small, secret charity concert in Seattle for an intimate crowd, but someone got some amazing footage and (of course) stuck it on YouTube.

The song I want to feature today is a new song called “Montezuma,” which is off their new album Helplessness Blues (coming out May 3rd), and it is gorgeous. Pecknold’s voice carries across this small audience, and his relaxed posture almost adds to the whole experience. While I’m sad I missed this concert (being in Eugene, after all, sort of hurts my ability to go see concerts in Seattle these days), this video has gotten me super stoked to see them in Portland on May 1st!

I included the live video (which also features the song “He Doesn’t Know Why” off of their debut, self-titled album), but below the video is a copy of the actual, studio-made song… which is still absolutely wonderful!

Enjoy “Montezuma” and “He Doesn’t Know Why” live by Fleet Foxes!

Montezuma, studio edition:

He Doesn’t Know Why, studio edition:

Day 277: Burning Mirrors by Lumerians

18 Mar

I got to chill with my bud today, and he went to buy this CD by an indie band called Lumerians. As we sat in the car (with the rain pelting the windows), we chilled out to the psychadelic astro-rock that stole my heart away.

For today’s post, I want to feature the first song on their CD Transmalinnia “Burning Mirrors.” It’s cosmic, rocking, and just plain awesome!! I hope you enjoy:

By the way, this is the best album to work out to. Not even joking.

Day 187: Pulling Our Weight by The Radio Dept.

18 Dec

Hey guys (again).

I wanted to feature one of my all time favorite songs, but first a mini story behind it.

Back when I was still in high school, I used to volunteer at this improv theater in downtown Seattle (Jet City Improv… check it out! SO MUCH FUN). Anyway, it was some of the best years of my life with all of the actors and other volunteers, especially in the winter time.

Every single night for about a month, the person working the technical booth would throw on a burned CD for music in between each act. For the winter months, it was one CD that had a bunch of assorted songs of every genre. But there was always one song that made me fall in love whenever it came on the speakers, and I had no idea what it was called or who it was by.

Every weekend for almost 2 months I would sit there, hear that song, and just feel so in tune with the world around me. It became the theme song to the best months of my life, and it always stuck in my head.

Eventually, I couldn’t take it and the tech person made me a copy of the CD. Once I had a copy, I finally figured out that the song was called “Pulling Our Weight” by the Radio Dept. It’s gorgeous and simple, almost sounding like it waltzed out of the lo-fi 80s.

So while this song may not mean anything to many people, it defined my happiness for those winter months. It is music at its finest, and I love it so.

I hope you enjoy “Pulling Our Weight” by The Radio Dept.! (also, watch the music video… it’s really neat!)

Day 167: Seattle during the Thanksgiving Weekend

28 Nov

Hello everyone!

So my roommate Jamie and I went to the Seattle area for Thanksgiving, and boy did we have a lot of fun! We spent Black Friday in Downtown Seattle, taking in the sites and smells of the big city. On Saturday, we went to Pike Place Market and Archie Mcphees in Ballard, afterwards taking a trip to Bellevue Square to see a spontaneous parade! Throughout the week, we wandered around Redmond, taking in the beautiful site of the snow covered land. It was a great trip!

For today’s post, I have decided to feature some of the best pictures we took, from both Jamie and me.

Enjoy!

 

The hills about Eugene, so pretty in the snow!

The gateway into Washington!

I'm a-drinkin' my coffee at Bellevue Square (photo by Jamie)

Jamie and I enjoying the snow in Redmond (photo by Jamie)

The train tracks in Redmond in the snow (photo by Jamie)

They go on for yards....

The Space Needle (photo by Jamie)

Jamie and I enjoying the Fountain!

His nose was itchy!! (photo by Jamie)

Jamie in front of the EMP!

It's winter-y at the Space Needle!

Cafe Ladro by the Paramount is still wonderful on the inside!

My city never sleeps

I love books turned into decorations!

I want to live in the building with red windowsills

My favorite place in Seattle: Pike Place Market

My roomie and I enjoying the sound!

I love Seattle too much!!

Day 166: The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year

27 Nov

Hello there and happy holidays!

Again, another short blog post (I apologize. Tomorrow, I promise pictures from the trip!)

Today we found ourselves smack in the middle of a holiday parade in downtown Bellevue, and it got me back in the spirit of the  holiday season.

So, in honor of the season to be jolly, I wanted to feature my favorite song from my favorite winter movie (the scary old 60s movie Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer).

The song is called “The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year,” and it’s all about the misfit toys that don’t have homes, and how excited they get to be visited by Santa.

Before I feature the song, I’d like to point out that yes this song is a christmas song, but I respect all holidays! Happy Hanukkah and Kwanzaa!

Day 165: Anthropologie.com

26 Nov

Hello everyone and happy Black Friday!

Hopefully, none of you guys died in the firestorm of holiday shopping! Thankfully, my room mate and I are safe and back at home, but I know there are some crazy people out there who’ll do anything for certain sales.

But today, we went to downtown Seattle (which, if you’ve never been to park place and 6th on Black Friday, you need to… it’s like a mini-new york!!) and explored the stores, all while picking up tons of fun presents!

There was one store that literally blew our minds. Seriously.

Anthropologie, located on 6th and pike street, is one of the most amazing stores I’ve ever been in. Every trinket, dress, scarf, pillow, and item I wanted to buy and live in. It was incredible.

But of course, today I’m in a hurry, but I wanted to give you a quick taste of what amazement is going on at this store. I’ve been looking at Anthropologie’s website for over three years, and until now I’ve never had a chance to even dream about buying anything!

Check it all out because it’s AMAZING.

Click here to go to anthropologie.com!! (I WANT EVERYTHING!!)