sometimes this is how i find music

Upcoming Releases

MAY 2012

May 28, 2012
  • 2:54 – 2:54 [U.S. Release] [Fat Possum]
  • Beck – “I Just Starting Hating Some People Today”/”Blue Randy” [7"] [Third Man] *Already knew 
  • Jody Wisternoff – Trails We Blaze [Anjunadeep]
  • Laurel Halo – Quarantine [Hyperdub]
  • Public Image, Ltd. - This is PiL [PiL Official]
  • Thomas Gold – Axtone Presents Thomas Gold [Axtone Records]
  • Ultravox – Brilliant [UK Release] [EMI]  *Already knew
  • Various Artists – Spirit of Talk Talk [Fierce Panda]
May 29, 2012:
  • Airbird – Trust [EP] [Mexican Summer/Software]
  • Azealia Banks – 1991 [EP] [Digital Release] [Interscope]
  • Broken Water – Tempest [Hardly Art]  *Their name makes me giggle. But they're pretty good!
  • Candence Weapon – Hope in Dirty City [Upper Class]
  • Chuuwee – Wild Style [Amalgam Digital]
  • The Dig – Midnight Flowers [Buffalo Jump Records]
  • Doseone [of Themselves] – G is for Deep [Anticon]
  • Duchess Says – Anthologie Des 3 Perchoirs [Vinyl Reissue] [Machette Records]
  • Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Here [Community Music/Vagrant]  *Already knew
  • Gemma Ray – Island Fire [Bronze Rat]
  • Grass Widow – Internal Logic [HLR]
  • Howse – Law Hollow [EP] [Tri Angle]
  • I-Exit – Humanity [Self-Release]
  • King Tuff – King Tuff [Sub Pop]
  • Lemonade – Diver [True Panther Sounds]
  • Marissa Nadler – The Sister [Box of Cedar Records]
  • The Medullary Paralysis – You Need Leaders [Self-Release]
  • Preeteen Zenith – Rubble Guts & BB Eye [Good Records Recordings]
  • Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven [Syco/Columbia]
  • Regina Spektor – What We Saw From the Cheap Seats [Sire/Warner Bros.]   *Already knew
  • Scissor Sisters - Magic Hour [Casablanca Records]
  • Sigur Rós - Valtari [XL]
  • Sun Kil Moon – Among The Leaves [Caldo Verde Records]  *Sorta already knew. New album is goooood.
  • Tassels – Pressure Mount [Pour Le Corps]
  • The Toxic Avenger – ANGST [Little Owl Recordings]
  • Various Artists – The Thing That Ate Larry Livermore [Adeline]
  • The Walkmen - Heaven [Fat Possum/Bella Union]


gatsby is not a circus

I absolutely cannot express how terrified I am for this movie.
Somehow it escaped my knowledge that it was Baz Luhrmann's project until this morning.
I had been unbelievably excited previously - Gatsby is undoubtedly my favorite classic, and one of my favorite books in general. I heard about the movie, wondered how the chosen cast would do, and loved the stills that came out a few months ago.
But no matter how much I loved Moulin Rouge!, Romeo+Juliet is a travesty that cannot be forgotten. If he ruins Gatsby, I will have a long, sobby cry-fest.

I honestly feel like it could go either way. For the most part, the costumes look incredible. 
The music in the trailer is mostly terrible... But the scenery is magnificent, especially the eyes and glasses -  in the single shot of them that's shown in the trailer, they're exactly the way I've always imagined them.
 The props... Just look at that yellow car, it's perfect.

Basically, if Luhrmann follows the book, it'll be wonderful.
But after what he did with Romeo and Juliet, I'm worried.


Rosemarie Urquico is a genius

There are a couple things/words I don't agree with in this, but it's gorgeous.

‎"Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favourite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colourful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes."



Well, I cannot tell a lie - the new Blogger layout kind of scared me off. That and finishing the semester (yeaaah that's right). Anyway, I am back! And so is the old layout... We'll see how I handle the eventual transition.

Anyway, back to finishing my first year of college.
Wow. It feels weird to say that. Only three years left. Maybe.

In those four years I will do many things. 
Some might be:
-Learn more about myself
-Gain much more knowledge about my chosen field
-Fall in love
-Prepare for a mission
-Marriage (weird, and I'd rather not yet, but it could happen)
-Do super awesome research
-Meet about a zillion [more] great people
-Cry a lot
-Laugh until I cry, often
-Work several jobs
-Cross off a few Bucket List items (True Aggie and Aggie Ice Cream for sure!)

It's so odd to think that my life could take some drastic turns in these next few years. In two and a half, I could be out, serving the Lord wherever He wants me to serve. I could also be happily married. Or thinking about going to grad school.

Guess we'll see what the Lord has in store for me. :)

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