Wednesday, June 24, 2009

the sea is just a wetter version of the skies.

I found my summer theme song. 
Regina Spektor's new album is just superb.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer Lovin'

this is going to be such a random and completely trite post.  But I'm going ahead with it anyways because it's summer and that what summer is to me. random, and trite.

my favorite picture. this week.

how i've been spending my days off, clearly. 

this is by Nikki Kahn. my favorite photographer of the moment. she shoots for the Post. I want her job.

i don't know why i included this, but i like it.

im sinking my nose into a cup of chinese-takeout-jasmine-tea, despite the fact that i feel like im melting, just hoping this headache goes away.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Celebrating Summer & Dads.

happy father's day, Dad! that's him on the right, with his brother on my dad's birthday (June 19) with some bubble maker on their heads.
this always reminds me of the scene in the graduate where he comes out with the scuba gear and dives in his pool.

not much to say except excited that it's summer solstice, and im off on a vacay this week. 
i wish i could be spending this whole summer at the beach!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

the light is driving me insane.

"but for now we are young, let us lay in the sun, and count every beautiful we can see"

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Way We Were.

my latest photographic experiments have led me to look at old pictures of myself. and i mean old. looking at these i don't feel a connection to the person i was in the picture.  even last year i could still feel a relation to how i was back then, but i guess thats what growing up does to you.  i have different concerns, opinions, looks, mannerisms. i am pretty much a different person all together. 
i feel detached from a lot of my past, and feel like i have yet to understand my present and where i'm going. 
it freaks the hell out of me. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

alexa chung.

i've slowly become obsessed with this girl. First, I found out she was dating Alex Turner, of Arctic Monkeys fame. Then I started seeing her everywhere in magazines. I began to follow her on twitter. She moved to Brooklyn. And now she has a pretty cool show on MTV. Which I just saw for the first time. 
I am now officially in love.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Learning how to be lonely without losing my mind.

Paul Baribeau - Xmas Light. Elliot's Garage, Santa Monica, CA. from ZackwolK on Vimeo.

today could have been better, but this song helps.
i'll try to post less videos this week i swear.
I know I keep posting videos, but I can't seem to help myself!

I saw this over on Fanny Bostrom's blog and was amazed by the drumer.  I had never seen any videos of The Ventures, and this made me remember when I first heard this song, and my dad told me he used to play it over and over again in his dorm.  I was so confused because I knew he didn't have CDs, not realizing he was talking about records.

This other video I came across when I was looking for Neutral Milk Hotel videos.  This girl is amazing, I absolutely adore her voice. 

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Mermaid Skeletons.

I would give anything to see these guys again! They played the music for a silent film screening at this little vintage store the summer when I was in pre-college at VCU.  Me and my friend fell in love with them but couldn't find their music anywhere, now they finally have an EP!  
Now I need to take a trip back to Richmond next time they're playing.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

watching so many movies have left me in a weird mood.  so I have decided to retire to my room to listen to some dylan and chill out.  which also means another post on this thing.  I just wanted to post some pictures I've been collecting for a while, and while I post miscellaneous pictures over on tumblr that place reminds me too much of blogs I had when I was still in high school.


Most of these are by Cornell Capa.  The later ones are ones by various LIFE photographers.

time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time...

which is good because I spent the entire day (so far) watching movies.  It's becoming an all too frequent trend.  But I like spending my day off curled up on the couch with frozen grapes and raisenettes.  

My Girl. a timeless classic, perfect for a summer day when you want a cute movie with some awesome '70s tunes.  Smokey Robinson and Creedence Clearwater Revival? Yes please.  I also want a mood ring again now that I saw this movie. 

The Graduate. One of my top 10 movies. I felt just like Dustin Hoffman when I graduated last year. Except I didn't have a Mrs. Robinson (or Mr. Robinson?)...

Me, You and Everyone We Know.  I had heard a lot about this movie, made in 2005, recently so I decided to check it out for myself.  Unfortunately it didn't live up to the hype.  It had its moments, but all in all I found the "live each day as if it was your last" message to be a little too contrived.  I found myself about to turn it off multiple times because it was almost too nauseating.  

after I do some "productive" tasks, I plan on watching Revolutionary Road, Lolita, and/or Election.

mmm, I love having days off. 
Almost forgot about this song. was it used in a commercial? I can't remember, but I wouldn't be surprised.  If not, just you wait, I'm sure Target will pick it up for something.

Song by Melanie Safka, Brand New Key.
I found this video on youtube, done by some girl for a class assignment in the '70s.  It reminds me of old pictures of my sister and brother playing in their neighborhood during those years.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I continue to love you, Todd Selby.

at a fun little flat in London.
(via The Selby)

Monday, June 8, 2009

I wish I was in New York this weekend, in Governor's Island. At the Jazz Age Lawn party. 
I want to be this girl.

top 5.

another day, another movie.
this time, High Fidelity.
John Cusack. Record store owner. obsessive critic of music, and people's musical tastes. with two employees (one, Jack Black), same nature. 
a movie about good music, with good music.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

funny face.

love this movie.
it doesn't hurt that richard avedon was the 'image consultant' on set. whatever that means. 
also, i'm convinced the character dick avery IS richard avedon.
oh and audrey hepburn. with fred astaire. singing. and dancing. i mean really, does it get any better?

Saturday, June 6, 2009

"this is how it works, 
you young until you're not,
you love until you're dumb,
you try until can't,
you laugh until cry,
you cry until you laugh,
and everyone must breathe until their dying breath.
no, this is how it works
you peer inside yourself,
take the things you like
and try and love the things you took
and then you take that love you made
and stick it into some-someone's else's heart,
pumping someone else's blood
and walking arm-in-arm
you hope it don't get hurt,
and even if it does, 
you'll do it all again."

regina, you make every day okay.

my life these days, more or less...


Friday, June 5, 2009

uhhh this is weird. but when I think about it there really isn't any reason for the controversy. obviously the monsters aren't real, the kid is just scared of strangers, such as the mailman.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I have managed to get an interview with Magnum Photo Agency for sometime next week.
I also just survived my first day back at the restaurant. 
things are looking good.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

He said the slow fade of love
And its mist might choke you
It's my gradual descent
Into a life I never meant
It's the slow fade of love

"Me/A Man/Then Jim"

Monday, June 1, 2009