Because the night…

February 20, 2009

My coworker and I had a singalong of this song today, and ever since it’s been stuck in my head.

I love Patti Smith in general, and I’ve loved this song specifically for about as long as I can remember. Such a perfect thing to have in the back of my head as I go through my day.

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February 20, 2009

lloyds-clockWhile messing around and killing time on Flickr today, I came across this set of pictures of London architecture. I’m a sucker for anything involving geometrical forms and architecture. These are the perfect fix for afternoon boredom.

Hopeless Romantic.

February 18, 2009

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My cousin got married this weekend. This, in combination with the Valentine’s Day romance onslaught and the ridiculous proliferation of cute babies that were to be seen as the weather grew more hospitable, lead me to think about love and marriage and family and all that fun stuff. Conclusion: I have years to go and hundreds of things to do before that begins to be factored in. Perks of being 24 in this day and age. But, in the meantime, I’d settle for a sentiment and gesture like this. Call me romantic. Call me demanding. So beautiful, though. And rendered tragic, by the title.

“Please Don’t Break My Heart,” installation by Sandy Smith. [via Slow Motion Crawl]

Parole, parole

February 13, 2009

I miss home.

 

This makes me think fondly of the boys in high school… and their subsequent status facebook pictures;-)

Because it’s Monday

February 9, 2009

Everyone needs their dose of cheesiness to really get into their day.

Today’s song

February 4, 2009

Even though I’ve been listening to Miles Davis all day, and am about to go see Rigoletto at the Met (yay! First time going to the opera in two years!) this ends up being today’s earworm. It’s been stuck in my head since yesterday. I was convinced it was an Animal Collective song, since I’ve been listening to Merriweather Pavilion on repeat, and was going mad looking for it.

Hurray for Architecture in Helsinki, though. One of my very favourite band names.

Without further ado:

To be perfectly honest, I’m only quite so madly in love with the first few chords of the song, but those resonate enough with me to make it all work.

Bicultural Confusion.

February 4, 2009

French 60’s pop is notorious for appropriating and translating popular chart-topping American songs. Years of listening to oldies radio stations in both countries have procured me many instances of delight and befuddlement as I recognized melodies sung in different languages, never knowing which was the original. I always wondered, for example, which came first, the yellow polka dot bikini or Dalida’s bikini rouge et jaune a petits pois. This was the pre-wikipedia age mind you, so such questions could happily be left unanswered from one summer to the next. Tangentially, I continue to be amused by the Dutch one hit wonder David Alexander Winter, who sang with an American accent and made little French hearts swoon with his bold, brassy swagger a la Tom Jones. I digress.

Here is a song by eurovision SLC pop idol France Gall I adore at the moment. I found the clip tonight while playing musical mind association games beginning with Josephine Baker’s “J’ai Deux Amours, Mon Pays et Paris” (in honor of my impending citizenship interview and chronic nostalgia).

 

I leave you to compare with the April March version showcased in Quentin Tarantino’s untoppably cool grindhouse B-movie/ almost chick flick, Death Proof:

Eek.

February 3, 2009

02ECHASEA.JPGThey’re remaking Bonnie and Clyde. Hilary Duff is starring.

The horror.

Mainly, though, I just wanted an excuse to put up this picture. Have a pair of film outlaws ever looked cooler? I love you, Faye Dunaway.