Saturday, May 30, 2009

102. Liar.

Here's a little musical interlude on for this sunny Saturday morning.

St. Vincent's second album, Actor, was released about a month ago, and it's every bit as good as her first. Her siren-like voice perfectly offsets the album's rugged, electronic-infused backdrop.

The video for "Actor Out of Work", the album's first single, was directed by Ian Kibbey and Corey Creasey, who collectively refer to themselves as "Terri Timely". They've done quite a few videos for indie artists, my favorite of which is Joanna Newsom's "The Sprout and the Bean". I'm especially fond of their film style - it has this very clean and uncomplicated quality that I find appealing.

If you get a chance, wander over to Terri Timely's website to check out some of their short films, like "Cecil" and "Children are a Gift". They're pretty hysterical.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

101. Record High

A new record for me!
Sailing over triple jumps on my fantastic Idaho!

I wish I could ride everyday.

Friday, May 22, 2009

100. So Is This My 80's Phase?

Yeah. Might be.

Catchy, no? Plus, she kinda of reminds me of someone. Hmm...

Oh, right. Molly.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

99. That about sums it up I think.

I was catching up on my favorite French fashionista this morning, when I came across this post: Comme sur une balançoire.

I think perhaps every girl in the world could agree. I couldn't have explained it better.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

98. Thursday

School has done a funny thing to my brains. I spent so long feeling bored out of my mind that nothing ever sounded good. Suddenly, I have all these new things to focus on. I can actually feel all sorts of areas that have been dormant forever are suddenly becoming active. It's neat.

At first, I felt overwhelmed, but now, the more I do, the more I crave information. My homework alone isn't enough. My brain has become a hungry Pac Man munching up anything it can find lying around. Currently I'm reading two delightful books on the side.

The first is Siddhartha; a book I've intended to read for some time, and stumbled across for only $6 in hardback at Barnes and Noble:

The second is Persepolis, which is also an animated film that I've been wanting to see for probably a year or more. I didn't realize it was a book first. It came up randomly in conversation with the girl in the cube across from me, and she loaned me her copy to read.

I'm about halfway through each, and would highly recommend either. They're actually interesting to read together, as they have very similar themes. Persepolis is much more politically driven, while Siddhartha is so internalized it feels almost meditative...but I think they compliment each other nicely.

If only there were more hours in the day...
There is so much to try and cram into a mere 24.