Friday, February 20, 2009

Cold Adventures

A gust of wind, strikes cold, leaving my eyeballs frozen in their sockets as I walk back to my dorm after class. It's Friday morning, all the tour groups of high school students and their parents are set upon the campus. I don't know about you all, but this week was really long, Monday seems like four weeks ago.

And several hours went by since I started this post, and I had quite a good adventure. Me and my roommate went walking uptown to get my DARS which are a scheduling tool you need here at OU to schedule classes each quarter. We did that, and it was much easier than I expected. Then we went to the record store that is down the street, a very cool place. I found a $2 Clint Eastwood movie called Firefox, which well it has Clint Eastwood, and it should be pretty badass. I guess its supposed to be about the air force and the future, and he's a pilot? I'll post once I've watched it as to how the movie turns out to be. Also got the Kaki King album Dreaming of Revenge, I have not heard it yet so I am kind of excited for new music, I'll maybe review that too later. So after the record store we went in search of a bookstore I had seen before which was closed at the time. After a decent walk we found it full of old, new and used books of all types. I liked it, seemed kind of cozy. From there we walked back to the dorm and on the way got to the topic of donuts. I was under the impression that there was no place on campus or in Athens to get bakery donuts. Apparently I was wrong, there is a great place across the high way called Mchappy's just a short walk away.

So we went there.

In other exciting news there are a lot of videos I would like to show you all, or at least enough to keep me going for a little while. The hard part is deciding which to showcase. Okay so I found this girl who plays ukulele and sings and plays covers of songs and she is pretty good. Her name is Julia Nunes, and I hope she doesn't care that I'm posting her video. Here's her cover of Spoon's Underdog:

Julia Nunes

Enjoy the weekend!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day part 2

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Hope everyone is doing something fun. If not..well that's not good, and well you should check this video out, it may cheer your spirits up. Possibly,I can't say for sure if it will since I really am not a magician, well maybe I am..that is not the point.

Justice vs Simian
We Are Your Friends

now, I should probably say don't do that to your friends, that's not cool.

Enjoy the day.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's day part 1

Yes, I realize that today is not Valentine's day. Anyway what I have planned...well I am not actually certain that its completely germane to the holiday, but who cares? okay so its going to go a little something like this: Today I'm going to post the original version of a song, then tomorrow put up the remix, both of which have videos. You can compare, contrast, not watch at all, enjoy, or whatever. Also I might put up a Young Love video at some point too, that seems appropriate.

And furthermore this weekend should be fun with two, count 'em two papers to write. Woo, let's see if I can actually not procrastinate too badly.

Never Be Alone

maybe what I am trying to say here, by showing you all this video is well We are Your Friends, and really no need to be alone, so find some friends this weekend, and hang out.

Also, if anyone is curious or knew about one or the other, Simian and Simian Mobile Disco are not the same band. Actually that's not quite right, you see, I always wondered if they had some connection, and they do, Simian came first, then they broke up and created Simian Mobile Disco. So that is how that is. There, bam, learned you something new.

stay tuned.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Was crazy Awesome outside Today

Hmm..I am realizing that I am getting a bit behind in the whole posting area, only 2 so far this month. Well, in my defense I have been really busy, plus I am forgetful, so I tend to get awesome ideas to write, then they are lost in my brain for awhile. Anywho, I promised a Lisa Loeb video, didn't I? On that promise I shall deliver, and on that note, if I do promise something, I try to stick with that promise as close as possible.

Also, not sure if I mentioned this last time, but I have some cool stuff planned for Valentine's Day in terms of posts. Topical? Maybe..maybe..So look forward to the end of the week.

Lisa Loeb

In other news it was about 70 degrees outside all day until five 'o'clock when it started torrentially down pouring. This rain probably marks a return to the freezing temperatures. Winter..why must you play these games?

Monday, February 9, 2009


Ever made a really strange mistake? Or just been confused by things that maybe to other people were not in any way confusing at all? I tend to have this type of problem at times. For instance, I seemed to have the impression that Jenny Lewis and Lisa Loeb were the same person. Or at the very least I would think that one was the other. I mean they are both female musicians who play the guitar and sing and they are both very cute, but other than that, I am not sure they are commonly confused... haha.

To bring a slight bit of relevance to the story I was listening to Rilo Kiley's album more adventurous last week and I remembered Lisa Loeb, but not her name. I tried to find her online with the idea that her name also began with "Jenny", I thought if I mixed them up that would be the most logical reason, no sadly that was not the case. So I did not find her then. But I did go to the record store later that week. There, in the used section were two of Lisa Loeb's albums and it clicked. That was my misadventure and revelation in music last week.

Now I think I am going to feature a Rilo Kiley video for Jenny Lewis, then maybe later this week a Lisa Loeb video. Sound good?

Rilo Kiley
Portions for Foxes

Also I've been finding quite a few good videos lately so I will try and keep posting them.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Another wintery song

I looked out the window and it still seems to be winter, especially this morning when it was really blindingly bright from the sun but there was a bone-chilling wind. There is ice on the ground which is dangerous and surprising when you don't look for it. But really, I mean at least its not Montreal, which I think might be a fun place to visit, but its most likely colder than cold during the weekend.

Take this song by Malajube for instance: there's a line that talks about it being so cold that polar bears ride the buses. And if that's not crazy cold I do not know what is. Without further ado.

Montreal -40C


and I'll try to come up with something interesting to talk about for next time..