Sunday, November 21, 2010

Matt Costa


Matt Costa with Everest @ Stubb's
November 18, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2010

ACL Fest
The Flaming Lips
Muse
F-U-N
Spoon

Friday:
Beach House
Spoon
Vampire Weekend
The Strokes

Saturday:
Lissie
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Two Door Cinema Club
Manchester Orchestra
Broken Bells
Local Natives
The XX
Monsters of Folk
LCD Soundsytem
Muse

Sunday:
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Portugal. The Man
The Relatives
Yeasayer
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
The Flaming Lips
The Eagles

Best all around: Muse
Dying to see: Vampire Weekend
Surprisingly great: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Surprisingly terrible: Broken Bells
Most danceable: LCD Soundsystem
Most eclectic: The Flaming Lips
Need to check out: Lissie
The come to Jesus band (literally): The Relatives
Classic: The Eagles
Grooviest: Yeasayer
Seriously talented: Muse
Could have done without: Beach House
Best foreign band: Two Door Cinema Club
The “I forgot how much I loved this band” show: The Strokes
The “sit back and chill” show: Monsters of Folk
The “thanks for playing my two favorite songs first” show: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
The “there’s way too much pot here” show: Portugal. The Man
The “knew all the words” show: Vampire Weekend, Local Natives
Wtf, where did all these hipsters come from? show: Local Natives
The “my mind was blown” show: The Flaming Lips


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

kismet

\KIZZ-met\   noun
: fate

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Philosophy #20

We're all enchanted, really.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Independence Day

"Everybody knows you only live a day, but it's brilliant anyway."

--Elliott Smith

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Aha

"The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter-- 'tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning."

-Mark Twain

Hold It In

"If there's a God He's embarrassed and it's no secret why, the only thing that He can do is hold it in, hold it in."

-Jukebox the Ghost

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Philosophy #19

Something is better than nothing.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Cupcakes

A small white box
Two sultry sweets
Decadence dances on my tongue

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Philosophy #18

When one feels no inclination towards a positive or negative emotion for a subject, it can plainly be described that one would "nothing" it.

(Via Adam Aldrete)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

On The Road p. 229

"There's always more, a little further -- it never ends."

-Jack Kerouac

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

On The Road p. 134

"'I like it because it's ugly.'"

-Jack Kerouac

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Philosophy #17

"'I hope you get where you're going, and be happy when you do.'"

-Jack Kerouac
On the Road

Friday, July 9, 2010

Hey, Mr. Postman

Hey, Mr. Postman
Thank you for sticking around
Fools won't understand

The "I Can't Stop (Won't Stop) Listening To These Albums" Summer Series

Summer dawns with strife
A new rhythm in my heart
Rest your weary head

On The Road p. 5

"But then they danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes 'Awww!'"

-Jack Kerouac

Philosophy #16

People are reduced to idiocy when water falls from the sky.

Philosophy #15

Do anything, by all means necessary, to obtain gills.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

NightRun

Running through dark blue
Hold my breath with a quick smile
Swimming through dark blue

The Inheritance of Loss p. 82

"She sometimes thought herself pretty, but as she began to make a proper investigation, she found it was a changeable thing, beauty. No sooner did she locate it than it slipped from her grasp; instead of disciplining it, she was unable to refrain from exploiting its flexibility. She stuck her tongue out at herself and rolled her eyes, then smiled beguilingly. She transformed her expression from demon to queen. When she brushed her teeth, she noticed her breasts jiggle like two jellies being rushed to the table. She lowered her mouth to taste the flesh and found it both firm and yielding. The plumpness jiggliness firmness softness, all coupled together in an unlikely manner, must surely have given her a certain amount of bartering power?"

-Kiran Desai

The Stranger p.120-121

". . . I had only a little time left and I didn't want to waste it on God . . . He wasn't even sure he was alive, because he was living like a dead man. Whereas it looked as if I was the one who'd come up emptyhanded. But I was sure about me, about everything, surer than he ever could be, sure of my life and sure of the death I had waiting for me. Yes, that was all I had. But at least I had as much of a hold on it as it had on me. I had been right, I was still right, I was always right. I had lived my life one way and I could just as well have lived it another. I had done this and I hadn't done that. I hadn't done this thing but I had done another. And so? It was as if I had waited all this time for this moment and for the first light of this dawn to be vindicated. Nothing, nothing mattered, and I knew why. So did he. Throughout the whole absurd life I'd lived, a dark wind had been rising toward me from somewhere deep in my future, across years that were still to come, and as it passes, this wind leveled whatever was offered to me at the time, in years no more real than the ones I was living. What did other people's deaths or a mother's love matter to me; what did his God or lives people choose or the fate they think they elect matter to me when we're all elected by the same fate, me and billions of privileged people like him who also called themselves my brothers? Couldn't he see, couldn't he see that? Everybody was privileged. There were only privileged people. The others would all be condemned one day. And he would be condemned, too."

-Albert Camus

Asleep with the static

You there?
Kaitlin?
Hm?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Philosophy #14

Complacency is a dangerous place to reside.

Ryan Wonser

"It's such a pain in the ass trying to find yourself."

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Philosophy #13

Time is a confounding, irreversible, frustrating, natural, unexplainable, overwhelming occurrence. Try not to fight it too hard.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Philosophy #12

At the very least, believe in the idea of baseball.

All-Amerikan

Baseball in Salinger's words
Wish I could
Make them my own

XXX

Former boyfriends
Avid flossers
Givers of rocks

Monday, June 14, 2010

Philosophy #11

Riding solely to be lost, then find your way home, on a bicycle will set your mind free.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

World Cup


Americans finally get excited about the World Cup.

The Razor's Edge p. 277

"Nothing in the world is permanent, and we're foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we're still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy. We can none of us step into the same river twice, but the river flows on and the other river we step into is cool and refreshing too."

-W. Somerset Maugham

Sometimes, on Sundays



On my bicycle
Race the summer butterflies
Till we reach the lake

Philosophy #10

Karma.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Philosophy #9

Never underestimate the power of tea.

Philosophy #8

And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.

Philosophy #7

We are the circus freaks.

Philosophy #6

God loves stupid people.

Philosophy #5

I'm bigger than my body gives me credit for.

Philosophy #4

Swim out past the breakers.

Philosophy #3

Read a fucking book.

Philosophy #2

What happens, happens.

Philosophy #1

Do what your heart says.

A Letter To Emily

"The tree looks
like a dog
Barking at Heaven"

-Jack Kerouac

Thanks for calling

You wanted to talk
I reluctantly agreed
Sorry I waited

Friday, June 11, 2010

Dining out

Taste the world in peace
Adventures will soon follow
Digest this beauty

Sunshowers

Doldrums cross my heart
I enter a new season
An endless summer

Stormy Love

Laying in bed with eyes wide shut.
Waiting for the room to be illuminated,
the ceiling to shake, and my stomach to drop.

Fuel



These blessed nuggets
bring smiling eyes--

than
k you

Can't stop, won't stop


Weezer: ft. new classics
such as

'Can't Stop Partying'

Thursday, June 10, 2010

In Memoriam


Blizzard the lizard
Her cold blooded heart ran free
Carry on small friend

For Starters

Haiku man, haiku
Perfection is in a word
It's a pocket poem