Tuesday, December 23, 2008

december (abridged and early)

alaska in winter "holiday" ep
burning star core "challenger"
hush arbors, self titled
the decemberists "always a bridesmaid"
the flaming lips "christmas on mars"
wintersleep "welcome to the night sky"

Sunday, December 7, 2008


karl blau "nature's got away"
kieran hebden and steve reid "nyc" 
jessica lea mayfield "with blasphemy so heartfelt"
johann johannsson "fordlandia"
*passion pit "chunk of change" ep
pit er pat "high time"
school of seven bells "alpinisms"
the lucksmiths "first frost"
wilderness "(k)no(w)here"

don't understand why people like this:
the gaslight anthem "the '59 sound"

great compilation:
belle & sebastian "the bbc sessions"

Monday, November 10, 2008

by the way, after a few nomadic weeks (thank you, those of you who took me in) I have moved into an apartment in andersonville. now I need a new excuse for being dishevelled and not getting my work done...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

accomplished yesterday

1. wrote a kinda crappy paper
2. read only the first 100 pages of the book I have to lead the discussion on today
3. witnessed a piece of history

Monday, November 3, 2008


arthur russell "love is overtaking me"
chad vangaalen "soft airplane"
department of eagles "in ear park"
*hauschka "ferndorf"
max richter "24 postcards in full colour"
mount eerie with julie doiron and fred squire "lost wisdom" ep
the rosebuds "life like"
the sea and cake "car alarm"

Thursday, October 16, 2008

wisdom tooth removal is unpleasant at best. (I'm looking for pity, here)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


*calexico "carried to dust"
David Byrne & Brian Eno "everything that happens will happen today"
*giant sand "provisions"
megafaun "bury the square"
robyn hitchcock and the egyptians "luminous groove"
the clientele "that night, a forest grew" ep
the shaky hands "lunglight"
tom carter and christian kiefer "from the great american songbook"
*tv on the radio "dear science"
yo la tengo "they shoot, we score"

PS: confession: I kinda like that womanizer song by britney spears (don't tell anyone)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

by the way, I'm not living in NE anymore. I'm kicking it these days near the "dangerous body of water"

Saturday, September 6, 2008


azeda booth "in flesh tones"
oneida "preteen weaponry"
the avett brothers "the second gleam" ep
the walkmen "you and me"
stereolab "chemical chords"
the lodger "life is sweet"
french kicks "the swimming"

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


au "verbs"
*beck "modern guilt"
broken social scene presents: brendan canning "something for all of us"
bodies of water "a certain feeling"
dino Felipe "no fun demo"
dr. dog "fate"
eliot lipp "the outside"
*miles benjamin anthony robinson, self titled
mirah "the old days feeling"
ratatat "lp3"
vapnet "doda fallet"

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

william tell overture

check this out - I recorded myself playing all 5 cello parts for the opening to william tell overture (technology is so cool). caveat: it's really hard to coordinate these 5 parts without visual cues (a conductor or being able to see the other players). I might try to re-record it this weekend; there are some rough spots in this recording.

PS: this is an updated version, for those of you who listened to 001. after several hours of re-recording, it's not really much better, though.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


*air france "no way down" ep
*fleet foxes, self-titled
shearwater "rook"
*sigur ros "med sud..."
tilly and the wall "o"
the notwist "the devil, you + me"
wolf parade "at mount zoomer"

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

credit to my dad for this photo of my last skate at the playdium, which closed on june 13th after being open for 52 years (SAD!). ericka and I are the only non-blurry people in this picture because we were barely moving. and, of course we were barely moving because otherwise we would have fallen down (I remember rollerskating as being much easier back in the day...also, I remembered the rink as being a lot bigger)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


*bonnie "prince" billy "lie down in the light"
nat baldwin "most valuable player"
pattern is movement "all together"

quinn walker "laughter's an asshole/lion land"
robert forster "the evangelist"
silje nes "ames room"

the tallest man on earth "shallow grave"

disappointing: four tet, "ringer" ep