Art | Music

Nervous Nervous Nervous Nervous

I had my second and probably final grad school interview today. I wished I had been as calm and collected on Friday as I was today but I can’t take that back. I did ok Friday, but I was so nervous, I think my fingernails were sweating. I think maybe the only time I’ve been […]

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Can’t ever get enough Old 97’s

In a western town, beneath the northern lights, where the pine trees pine for the fall of night, you believe in cards, you believe in signs and I’ll be leavin’ soon, but I’m here tonight. On a mountainside, well below the stars, keep your lovers eyes in mason jars and I should be scared but […]

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Favorite albums of 2010

Arcade firs – suburbs Bower birds – hymns for a dark horse Telekinesis – parallel seismic conspiracies Nurses – apple’s acre Fields – everything last winter The new pornographers – together Rogue wave – permalight Volcano choir – unmap Real estate – real estate Grizzly bear – veckatimest Beach house – teen dream swan lake […]

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Synth Britannia

I started watching this video series on YouTube, there are 9 of them. I just went out and bought some of my old vinyl on cd or iTunes. I had been holding out for years to find the first OMD record on vinyl again (I sold off all my vinyl when I moved out of […]

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Lists | Music

Most Listened to Albums of 2009

Most of these were released this year but some were released in 2008 or later. This is what I listened to this year. Most listened to albums of the year: Ting Tings – We Started Nothing Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Telekinesis – Telekinesis! Fruit Bats – The Ruminant Band The Nightgowns – Sign Something […]

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Best Music of the Decade

Ok, this was very difficult, I know I’m missing some. I thought initially that I’d try to limit the list to just 20, but I can’t do it. This was a great decade for music. This isn’t in any sort of order. Best albums of the decade. 2000 to 2009 New Pornographers – Mass Romantic […]

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Art | Music

PYDC Glass Ball

Some artwork of mine will be auctioned off at the very cool PYDC First Annual Glass Ball. Tickets just went on sale. I’m so excited about this event and I hope you are too. Please join us for what promises to be a very memorable evening. Here’s a note from AMP: Tickets for the Glass […]

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Summer Ono at Someday Lounge Saturday Oct 3rd

Summer Ono, world’s greatest band, is having a record release party this Saturday. My dear friend Jon Chick and my husband Tom Risse are in the band. The record is beautiful inside and out, multiple colors of vinyl to choose from and a lovely cover to boot. It’s going to be quite a party, there […]

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General | Music

Deerhoof Meets Godard's Sympathy for the Devil

I just got back from picking up Jean-Luc Godard’s Sympathy for the Devil on DVD from the Multnomah Library (best library system, ever). I’ve been meaning to watch this for a while but it’s been hard to track down. It features lots of footage from Rolling Stones rehearsals and concerts intermixed with political footage and […]

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Apples | Art | Music

Neko Case and Apple #34

I saw Neko Case last night at the Herbst Theatre as part of the city arts and lectures Talking Music series. It was so, so great. I’ve had a pretty big crush on her for several years now. Hearing her talk was a real treat. I haven’t had that many belly laughs in one sitting […]

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Girl Time and Music Weekend

I have had 4 straight days of girl time. Saturday was craft day with Zo, Paige, and Michelle. We made mosaics (photo coming soon!) and ate Zo’s delicious tea and cookies. Sunday I spent with Stacie and Lisa, Traipsing around the city. We drank beer, ate nachos, got mall massages, did some shopping, and had […]

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Seriocity by Chamelions

The Chamelions Seriocity I used to be so sure I used to be so certain Now it’s gone Always wanting more Bleating out excuses I have none Cast reflections in the water Now that the deed is done We’ll wait And watch the ripples fade away Hearts are breaking Someone’s daughter Joins with someone’s son […]

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Wilco wants you to vote

Wilco wants to give you a present if you pledge to vote. Free download of a nice Bob Dylan song they performed live in Oregon with my latest favorite band the Fleet Foxes. Thanks Wilco! I heart you.

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