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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 47: Her Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie

6 Jul

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

Before I get to the actual content of this blog post, I’ve got a couple of things to point out!

First things first, I found out that WordPress.com made “Life As We Don’t Know It” the featured blog under the tag “optimism”! I appreciate all the support I’ve been getting for these past months and stuff. It’s been really neat seeing what people think of my project, and I’m glad you guys feel the same way! Check out the page here!

Second, I said in my blogpost yesterday that I’d mention more information about URBAN CRAFT UPRISING, so here it is

  • This saturday and sunday (July 10th & 11th) at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
  • Free admission!
  • Come look at neat projects from cool indie artists from around the nation (including Schmancy, Cake Spy, Figs & Ginger, Monkey Sock Monkey, Ugly Baby, go robot!, and many many more!)
  • Raffle, prizes, craft demos, and much more!

Come check it out! Also, I’ll be volunteering on the Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm! Come say hi to me!

You can check out the Urban Craft Uprising website by clicking on the picture right underneath this.

Finally, I present you with my daily dose of optimism. Now, if you like TV and you watch it a lot, I’m guessing you’ve probably seen all those “Kindle” commercials… the ones where the girls are doing things all while laying on sheets.

They’re stop motion animated, and they feature clothing and other laundry day props to tell the story of a girl with the “Kindle”.

This is not the first example of great, laundry-stop-motion… in fact, many speculate that the “Kindle” ads are directly inspired by a beautiful music video by Oren Lavie for a song called “Her Morning Elegance”

The video is accompanied by a gorgeous song, and it always puts a smile on my face. So enjoy “Her Morning Elegance” by Oren Lavie