Friday, March 25, 2011

sick days

I have consumed a gross amount of Netflix/Hulu/YouTube this week (as well as soup, ginger tea and dayquil) all as part of a massive effort to not be sick anymore! My first real fever-y sick day came at a very inopportune moment, as it meant that I had to skip the Noah & the Whale concert that I had been looking forward to for months :'( From the looks of things, it seems like it was a great show. What a shame. However, I'm feeling a lot better now, and thought I'd share a little audio-visual mix.

It all started off with the debut of the new video for the tUnE-yArDs song "Bizness", which heavily features a group of children:

Leading me to end up watching all these other similarly awesome videos that for a variety of reasons also cast kids in them:

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

don't try to hide it fight it

(image via 20x200)

My little musical heart has been overwhelmed in the last few days. Two great album releases today (The Dodos and Noah & the Whale), full streaming of the new Strokes album, and a really beautiful song from The National.

No Color (Amazon MP3 Exclusive)
No Color is only $2.99 today on Amazon! A serious serious steal. It has ass-kicking drums, vocals from Neko Case, and is overall a really solid album. If I could put stars next to the songs that I'm seriously in love with, you'd pretty much have to listen to the whole thing.

Last Night On Earth
Last Night On Earth is more cheerful than The First Days of Spring was (thank goodness), but it still offers the same type of lyrical narrative that can be universally understood. I'm really looking forward to their show next week.  So far I'm really attached to "L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.", "Just Me Before We Met" and "The Line."

The newest song from The National is for a new Paul Giamatti movie, Win Win.

(via PMA)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

work it night by night

I'm in the middle of a concert dry spell right now - the last show I saw was at the beginning of February! I have no tickets coming up until the 22nd (Noah and the Whale), followed by the holy grail of weekends at (unfortunately) Madison Square Garden: The Strokes and then the farewell show of LCD Soundsystem.  (Yes, I am one of those non-scalpers that managed to get tickets, though I'm not even sitting in the same section as the person I'm going with...)

I'm taking this moment to flash backwards to the last show, over a month ago: Chromeo at Terminal 5.
Those guys really know how to throw a party. Some (/a lot) of the people around us were obnoxiously bro-y, but they were weeded out slowly throughout the set, and we had a great time!  The first opener was a Japanese band (not entirely my thing), and the second opener was MNDR. She has a really great light show to go with her set, making things more dynamic to fill a space like T5 which otherwise could have seemed overwhelming for one girl on stage and her set of equipment.


The Suzan

MNDR - every shot was blurry because of the constantly-changing lights.

In the meantime, I've filled my time with old/new shows (Party Down, Bored to Death, Portlandia), streams of albums coming out next week (Dodos!), and even starting some sewing projects for spring/summer.