Why is it that I’m just hearing this for the first time?!
We have preconceived notions of what summer is supposed to be: bikinis, sun-kissed hair, the BEACH, popsicles, fireworks, watermelon.
And you know what, I have not yet experienced the sun-kissed hair, beachy, popsicley, fireworky, watermelony part of summer that many a commercial hath promised.
Worse yet, suburbia, aint nuttin like the Arcade Fire makes it out to be. There may be some truth to what those Canadians sing about, but sans the glamour and cute indie boys on bmx bikes.
So, I have to live the beachy Cali summer through the clothes, and the blogs, and the lookbooks:
This morning I woke up and took a look at Yoshi Sodeoka’s work and immediately felt like I was on drugs. The thought that followed after was: Yoshi must do a shitload of drugs. I’m not just saying that to be one of those assholes who thinks the whole artist-druggie stereotype is true, it’s because he so accurately conveys through colors, sounds, and feelings, what a trip is like. So accurate is his work that it gives me goosebumps…..
While we’re on the topic of drugs, you should really see the film Enter the Void by Gaspar Noe. The entire thing is cleverly filmed, the cinematography is incredible (and seemingly impossible) and everything about it overwhelms you with some nameless feeling. The storyline centers around drugs, sex, rebirth, unconventional love, and undertones of existentialism.
Mmmmmm I feel like “boogie-ing” as my prehistoric momma would say. This song makes you wanna dance.
I’ve held a place in my heart for Vetiver for a long time. After an absence that has seemed like years, Vetiver is back with a new song:
I have yet to do an art post, and as promised, here it is:
I came across Debbie Tea’s photography today and was immediately taken aback by her wit, intellect, and sense of humor. My favorite is her Hanukkah photograph, which shows the X-mas tree cropped out with the famous photoshop gray and white grid in the background.
I wanted to keep with the alliteration. Anyway, I have some new music! Finally!
Sons & Daughters is coming out with a single vuur soon. In the meantime, they’re blueballing us with this little taste:
I really dig this music video.
Then, there’s Body Language’s “Social Studies” which I looove, because the girly lyrics are countered by that real dreamy, layered synth beat. I dig I dig I dig.