Monday, September 27, 2010

An old friend and I have started emailing again. This makes me happy because I've missed her a lot and shes tearing it up in my old stomping grounds. My friend asked me to tell her why I loved New York City. I did the best I could, and I guess she liked how it sounded and put it on her blog.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Protect Yourself, Cause You'll Wreck Yourself.

Robyn - Include Me Out

Robyn - Love Kills

Robyn - Indestructible (Acoustic Version)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Swedish House Mafia feat. Pharrell - One (Your Name)

This is by far the best and most raw video I've seen all year. Well, maybe tied with Hot Chips I Feel Better... I don't know how I haven't seen this video yet! Lindsay sent it to me tonight and as soon as I saw the keyboard I fell in love. I've been on like a Swedish House Mafia high lately too. It's definitely one of those videos that makes me go insane thinking about how I'm not at a place like that. Get's me on that dance high like Steve Aoki and Bloody Beatroots did with Warped. Ill yo.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dark Beautiful Fall Music

I've been trying to find comfort in air conditioning since we get no brisk weather here. I know I keep talking about how we don't have Autumn, but you don't understand how much that bothers me. I can't even wear my long black skirt with my combat boots and flannel UGH, and I can't wear jackets and all black outside or else I melt. But I'm finding ways to create my own season, by watching movies that take place in fall, like Teen Witch, and rewatching fall fashion week, and most of all, listening to music that makes me want to play in a graveyard.

DoRION feat. Brad Thomas Ackley - Somewhere (feat. Jenny O)

Definitely my favorite song right now. It was the song featured in the WildFox Couture video below, and I found the full mp3, and I'm beyond in love. It's so haunting, it's so creepy, it's so mysterious. It leaves me with the same feeling I had when I first found Owen Pallets remix to Your Ex-Lover is dead. Ugh, I love finding music that makes me create stories in my mind.

The Good Natured - Prisoner

Can't get more in touch with the leaves more than listening to the CRANBERRIES! This isnt the Cranberries but listen to the chorus...totally reincarnated. Love it.

CocoRosie - Werewolf

Ahh, CocoRosie, can't put a pretty voice down. The Omega remix is sick too, which I will add right now..
CocoRosie - Werewolf (OMEGA remix)

Bon Iver - Skinny Love

Mad old, but mad beautiful. Every time I hear it I want to spin, stop eating, or cry. I usually just spin around...

I Miss Fall

All of these images were taken in the fall of last year. I miss the fall. I miss parties on people decks when it's cold out, I love the smell of cigarettes in the crisp air mixed with the scent of dead leaves. I miss drinking cider. I miss pumpkins. I miss walking through graveyards in the dead of autumn.
The dancing pictures were taken by Brittany Andrews in the freezing cold dead of November at an old, really bad ass art gallery. When we decided to explore it, we found a dead bear in the closet.


Alright so I've been depriving myself of writing, reading, listening for so long specifically because this school is kicking my ass. I skipped out on going to Miami last weekend because I had a paper due that Monday, and God even knows if I passed. So I'm vicariously living through dance music and old pictures of me partying and just raving alone in my head. I found some tight tunes that I let go to in my room, and I suggest you do the same. Actually, dance for me cause I'm not going to be able to for a long long while.

Swedish House Mafia - Miami 2 Ibiza

My brother and I are going to Ibiza. We don't know when yet, but when we do, we probably won't come back. Get ready, Jameson, our time is coming.

Tim Turbo - Hush (Iggy, Iggy)

This song is sooo much fun to dance to. The video on APC threw me off a bit and I couldn't get into the song, which just reiterates my idea that the first time you listen to a song you should watch NO video with it. But then I played it again and as soon as that beat comes through...I couldn't help but get outta my head.

Plan B - The Recluse

I was just casually browsing through hypem not thinking I'd actually find anything, until this bad boy dropped. Oh my goodness.

Radiohead - Pyramid Song (ZEBsDEAD remix)

I was playing my hypem stream at a party a couple weeks ago, and I found this song on my first page. TOTALLY forgot about this song and as soon as it came back on I re-fell in love.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

It's Witchcraft

Wildfox Couture Fall 2010: It's Witchcraft from WILDFOX PR on Vimeo.

An old friend and I used to stalk wildfox couture's pictures and videos for photoshoot inspiration. I love every theme they come up with. I LOVE THIS ONE FOR FALL. Not only is it taking place in AUTUMN, but it's very Halloween-esque...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I Miss New York

My Idol.
I spy Sky...

via (Yvan Rodic)

(via Le'Eclisse)


Music Music Music

Holy Ghost - Static On the Wire (RAC Remix)

Underworld - Always Loved A Film (AmpLive Remix)

I love AmpLive remixes. His remixes of Radiohead and Why? songs are unreal. The guy who does these remixes is actually the other part of Zion I, who I used to be obsessed with in highschool. I should throw up some old Zion I songs....

Gravitonas - Religious

The one person who understood my complete and full on religion...I don't think deserves to know much about me anymore.
I love love love this song. And...I'm not sure if that makes me a heathen or what...
It's hard for people who aren't practicing to find the religious meaning in songs that sound completely nonreligious. I could write poem after poem about giving high fives to the devil while looking at Jesus, feeling consumed by dark, suicidal and pessimistic thoughts, and that sounds 100% anti-Catholic, right? Wrong. That's because I try to be so strong in my faith, and I struggle with the idea of turning the dark down. My inspiration comes from the struggle for the light and free, the happy and optimistic. And sometimes the complete comfort I feel in sadness scares me, because it's so easy for me to produce good writing, good lyrics, good style.

Still working on finding the day.

Bit of Fashion Week

Katie Gallaghers very 'fembot' look. Love it.

nose rings!

The bit I've been able to catch of fashion week is blowing my mind. Not only because the clothes this season are awesome, but because I called out the 90's coming back. I LOVE the noserings that have been shown on the runway, I can not wait to get my ring back in. I also have been noticing the trend of the sheer black shirts and button downs, note to self, get one.


Where had I heard this wind before
Change like this to a deeper roar?
What would it take my standing there for,
Holding open a restive door,
Looking down hill to a frothy shore?
Summer was past and day was past.
Somber clouds in the west were massed.
Out in the porch's sagging floor,
Leaves got up in a coil and hissed,
Blindly struck at my knee and missed.
Something sinister in the tone
Told me my secret must be known:
Word I was in the house alone
Somehow must have gotten abroad,
Word I was in my life alone,
Word I had no one left but God.

-Robert Frost

Elevator Music

I'm sitting at the bean at Ave right now. My roommate and I decided to come over here and get out of our room so she could do some work, and I could finally blog. One thing creepy about the BEAN and the rest of the atmosphere in this terrifying town is the music that continuously plays. They play all oldies and elevator music 24/7, and it gets pretty scary when you're walking back from the Pub all alone and the only thing accompanying you are the sounds of deceased pianists. Anyway, I realized why I strangely like elevator music. When we were little, my mother would take us to Nordstroms in the Westchester mall a couple times a year to get all of our clothes for that season. It's also where we did all of our Easter shopping. The classy elevator music would be playing throughout the mall, and when Kate, Mad, Jame and I would hide in the dressing rooms, this would be the music that was playing. We were classy little tyrants, as much as my parents thought we were devilish kids, I still haven't met kids who were as classy as we were. For some reason this music triggers this posture in me, and an urge to brush my hair. It's almost as if I was trained to be that classy little Connecticut angle my parents always dreamed I'd turn out to be. Thoughts of going shopping at Nordstroms are somewhat nostalgic for me, I think because they usually happened in the fall. I can remember the scents of the perfumes as we walked in, the fur hats on the mannequins for sale, and the 'nordies' we used to get for free for behaving while we tried on shoes. I can remember the men in suits helping us find what we needed, and going to that restaurant that used to be inside the store. I specifically remember ordering a grilled cheese. I remember walking in with it being light out, then walking out in the night, and the long car rides back with my mom playing Broadway show tunes in the vehicle. Haha, and we would always put on a fashion show for my dad when we got back, displaying our new dresses, school shoes to match our private school uniforms. I miss being classy. I miss being young and happy and mold-able.

I bet my parents miss it too.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Rise Up

This may be a little strange. And I'm sorry if this may turn you off. But I think (I know I ALWAYS say this) but I think I'm going to get back on the spiritual train. The Catholic one. I need more God in my life, like Kanye, and i need Him now. I used to go on retreats and workcamps all of the time with my friends. The spiritual high and happiness I received from those were greater than any I have now. This is a song that was the theme of one of the retreats I went on in highschool. I love it. It takes me back to when I was legitimately happy.

Whatever. Deal with it.

Ben Govero - Rise Up.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


My November Guest

My Sorrow, when she's here with me,
Thinks these dark days of autumn rain
Are beautiful as days can be;
She loves the bare, the withered tree;
She walks the sodden pasture lane.

Her pleasure will not let me stay.
She talks and I am fain to list:
She's glad the birds are gone away.
She's glad her simple worsted gray
Is silver now with clinging mist.

The desolate, deserted trees,
The faded earth, the heavy sky,
The beauties she so truly sees,
She thinks I have no eye for these,
And vexes me for reason why.

Not yesterday I learned to know
The love of bare November days
Before the coming of the snow,
But it were vain to tell her so,
And they are better for her praise.

-Robert Frost

We had a debate in poetry today about the significance of "My Sorrow." My professor is adamant on his decision that it's referring to an actual human female. I disagree. It's clearly his depression and the channeling of his dark side that's kicking in with the autumn. Most depression starts in the fall anyway. He's finally finding the beauty in the dark and barren, morbid yet solitude mindset that comes from the season. I connect so much with this poem, especially because lately I've been bumming so hard about not being able to have fall. I miss it. I miss pumpkin picking with my family, drinking cider, and being cold. I miss the dark and scary dusk that eerily changes into night. I miss the trees that used to scare the crap out of me when I was younger. I miss the leaves, I miss walking into a house that was so warm, I miss the inspiration I get with the sunken days.
I have one wish. Will somebody please give me autumn for Thankgiving? I don't get to go home this year. I need to be near the fallen leaves and crisp air. I need to be in the grey.

Monday, September 6, 2010

This song deserves it's own post

I've missed you. I am so thankful we are close again. I love you to death, and I know you love me. And our shared love for house is sheer perfection in a relationship. We're going to be okay. Maybe. Dog days have to end soon, no? We'll be together tearing up the streets of NYC together soon enough.

Thank you for this song. I've been craving one like this for much too long. Oh my goodness, I miss dancing at expensive clubs we always made our way into with you.

Bastian Laval feat Layla - Restlessness

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Someone told me I reminded them of Erin Wasson once, best compliment ever....

I WANT THIS HAT! I found one at a vintage store somewhere on the east side, but it was 80 bones and I couldnt pay that. Now I regret my decision...


I'm in my dancey techno mood again! I've been out of it for a minute because I got really into the whole "Chief" and "hipster alt" vibe. (That was for you, Lindsay). But I'm back dancing in my room alone because I have no friends who will dance with me. And I suppose this is also inspired by the fact that Electric Zoo is today and I'm missing it. :'( Ugh I get so upset thinking about missing that. Although, I did just see the lineup for Ultra, and I almost cried because of how good it is. So I'm preparing early, and trying to get the best danceable music I can find. I also miss that feeling I can get with a massive drop, because I have been so consumed in my homework and work at school. What a loserrrr.
Here's the rad new tunage! Enjoy, kids.

Logan Lynn - Velocity

I love Logan Lynn with all my heart. After Feed me to the Wolves, I just couldn't ever get enough of him. And he follows me on twitter. Rad.

Benny Benassi - Love is Gunna Save Us (Stephan Jacobs Remix)

Get excited for this one.

Bendj feat. Sushi - Me and Myself (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)

Thanks for this one, B.

Usher - DJ's Got Us Falling In Love Again (HYPERCRUSH remix)

Shank ya Linz.

Friday, September 3, 2010

If I were to ever succumb to marriage it would be to Fedde le Grand.

Your beats are incredibly mindblowing.

So is your face.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Miss Guided

We all have those songs that make us feel like a bad ass. Don't deny it, you know you do. When you're walking down the streets of NYC or wherever you walk, there is always a song you put on to get you in that mood that you own the city. If you don't do this, then that makes you lame, and me even more awesome. Maybe it is just with me. Since I was never allowed to display my "rock & roll" side, (as lame and as Taylor Momsen as that may sound), it's true. I couldn't blast this music without being yelled at, nobody in the car would listen to it with me, but it's one of the types of music that inspires me to channel my darker side.
Yeah I know everyone thinks that the grey-er area of my life can just go away with prayer or church or whatever, but it's there. Deal with it or don't, I don't care anymore. It doesn't mean I'm not religious, (this is to the two who turned there back on me in a time of need) it doesn't mean I need help, it doesn't mean I need you. I need me, and I have God. And I also have my music, which I can now freely listen to and finally have people to talk to about it. People who ACTUALLY care about what I have to say. I have nothing to prove to you at all. And I'm so happy I can finally be me. Whether it be dark, light, grey, whatever.

That did get sort of off topic. Let's get back to the music aspect of this, shall we? Here we go, this is what I play when I'm wearing my BadGal lined eyes and crimson lips, leopard platforms and Iron Maiden shirt, walking down the street. Find your grey area, kids, it's there, and it'll make you feel good.

The Dead Weather - Treat Me Like Your Mother

I don't think Jack White and Alison Mosshart could've had any better of a video for this song. Hot musicians with machine guns? Yep.

The Horrors - Who Can Say

Oh my leather wearing British fantasy, sing to me some more. I can't wait to get back to London.

Republica - Ready To Go

I'm kickin' it old school with this one. What a classic one that was. 90's grunge hello.

Does It Offend You, Yeah? - We Are Rockstars

HEALTH - Die Slow

This has a sick video, I recommend watching.


DUST :: Part I from MANIAMANIA on Vimeo.

DUST :: Part II from MANIAMANIA on Vimeo.

I never blog about fashion. And I don't intend to keep this up, but this company is so kick ass. Not only is their jewlery rockin in every sense, but the promo vids they have for it are amazing. Bambi Northwood-Blyth acts as a lost and lonely rock and roller, and is so beautiful. I love music and videos that remind me to continue being hard core and messy. That's the only way I can describe it. If you know me, you'll get what I mean by that. Anyway, check out their website, and check out the other vids and jewelry. Honestly some of the best rings I've seen in a long while. Maniamania.