Archive for May, 2010

Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time

May 31, 2010

I really enjoyed this 2001 documentary, I recommend checking it out. Here are some images of Andy Goldsworthy’s lovely pieces but I don’t think you can really get a full grasp for them unless you watch the film. (Thanks Mike for introducing me to this.)

I took the above image from the site Wooster Collective, check it out.

Here’s a piece from the documentary:

Here’s a film of some of his pieces:


May 24, 2010

A steady part of my life ended last night in a 4.5 hour TV marathon. I sat in my living room with Mike eating Swordfish, green beans, and fingerling potatoes, with a Wachusett Country Ale and enjoyed my last night of being lost watching LOST. I got hooked on LOST after watching the whole first season on DVD straight through after two of my friends, Nora and Jeff, loaned it to me. The next five years I worshiped the show and looked forward to watching it every week.

There’s articles out there calling the season finale of the show a cop-out. Here’s a quote from the NY Daily news summing up the meaning of lost:

It turns out that the “Lost” alternate-reality world where the plane crash never happened was just a limbo where the gang’s dead souls from the world where it did happen could meet up and travel to the afterlife together.

I also love this final Quote from the NY Daily News:

At least the powers behind “Lost” aspired to be something special: an island of originality in a sea of cookie-cutter reality TV shows represented by yesterday’s other big finale, “Celebrity Apprentice.”
For all its imperfections, it was better to have loved “Lost” than to have never loved at all.

I’m not going to give my opinion about the ending, I’m still as lost as ever. But, today I’m a little sad that there is no hope that my curiosity in seeing what happens next to Hurley, Sayid, Jack, Sawyer, Kate, Claire, Juliet, Jin, Sun, Locke, Ben, and every other character on the show that I’ve grown to love will be answered next week on one of the most creative TV shows I have ever wanted to watch.

Pavement’s Spit on a Stranger

May 21, 2010

off of their album Terror Twilight.

I’ve always loved the cover of their albums and this one is no exception.

I don’t feel so bad about my teeth anymore…

May 18, 2010

(Taken by Heidi Hehnly)


May 17, 2010

by Fiona Apple off of her album Tidal.
It’s a really hot video.

Joanna Newsom’s thoughts on Lady Gaga

May 10, 2010

“I may have contradicted myself. My problem isn’t actually with Lady Gaga. But there’s not much in her music to distinguish it from other glossy, formulaic pop. She just happens to wear slightly weirder outfits than Britney Spears. But they’re not that weird– they’re mostly just skimpy. She’s fully marketing her body/sexuality; she’s just doing it while wearing, like, a ‘fierce’ telephone hair-hat. Her sexuality has no scuzziness, no frank raunchiness, in the way that, say, Peaches, or even Grace Jones, have– she’s Arty Spice! And, meanwhile, she seems to take herself so oddly seriously, the way she talks about her music in the third person, like she’s Brecht or something. She just makes me miss Cyndi Lauper. […] I shouldn’t have called Madonna a dumb-ass. Her music and she have just gotten so boring to me, this last decade. I think maybe she doesn’t hold her money very gracefully, the way some people can’t hold their drink. But one thing she is surely not is dumb.”

I pulled this quote off of the pitchfork article: Newsom Takes on Gaga, Madonna, The DJ’s from standing on the verge pointed this one out, you should listen to them on Wednesdays from 7 till 9pm at KRUI 89.7fm Iowa City.

Here’s Joanna, with an awfully pretty tune entitled Sprout and the Bean:

Downtown Train

May 8, 2010

Here’s Mr. Tom Waits with his track Downtown Train.

( I really like his little hat.)

My Mike is Moving in Tomorrow!

May 4, 2010

(Mike and Tweedy, taken by me.)

they explode like two bugs on glass…

May 1, 2010

Here’s Holes From Mercury Rev off of their album Deserter’s Songs. I’ve been listening to this all week, it came out in 1998.

Here’s an interview with the lead singer Jonathan Donahue:

and finally here’s Goddess on a hiway. I love these guys quirky lyrics and sound, I think this song is a perfect example of that sound.

(my little PJ, taken by Heidi Hehnly).