Wednesday, July 30, 2014

too many blogs, too much content?

i ran across this really old blog today called fork/knife, and it made me feel kind of weird. it looks like they got a new url for the blog, and then just...stopped blogging?  it felt like running across an abandoned building in which everything is still where it should be. nothing has been moved or altered, but it's obviously been uninhabited for some time. you can form a story of who those people were based on what they left behind, but you don't know what happened to them or where they are now.

it really sucks that they didn't continue blogging because i've been digging through their archives and there's some really good stuff on here. these people clearly liked some really good music, and i've even discovered some bands i hadn't heard of previously while reading their five-year-old posts.

it made me think about my own blog, and how i only blog very intermittently these days. i feel like we are so inundated with information at all times and that there are so many blogs and so many opinions and so much content that it feels pointless to keep putting my own out there. what's the point? we can only read so much, and what makes my content more worthwhile to read than anyone else's?

i guess even if i only have a few people reading this, that's pretty cool. i bet these fork/knife people would really enjoy the fact that a random girl in michigan is reading and enjoying their long-abandoned project five years later. kind of cool.

here's a song i found on their blog that i'm really liking. enjoy x

Friday, July 18, 2014

my indie playlist: july 2014

happy friday!

here's a dreamy little playlist i came up with a while back. i've been listening to it all summer--perfect for driving down the highway with the windows down on a sunny summer day. if you've got a road trip planned for the weekend, be sure to save this playlist offline on your spotify.

pretty, right? went out to the hamptons recently and had a grand old time. so beautiful!

anyway, here's the playlist...

as far as the weekend goes, i'll be heading home to clean out my closet at my parents' house. gotta hoard all my shit somewhere while i'm in china! i'll also take some time to lay out and get a nice tan going while i'm still able to see the sky/sunlight (as opposed to a smoggy layer of air blocking my sun in shanghai). i'm excited to have a chill weekend on the books, and am trying to enjoy what time i have left here. 

32 days til i move to chinaaa, and it's clearly all i've got on my mind these days. can't think about much else or my head will probably explode.

Friday, May 9, 2014

a weekend in chicago

a couple of weekends ago, my friend and i hopped in the car and drove down to chicago without a plan. it was fantastic, exactly the sort of impulsive, spontaneous decision that makes me feel alive. we used airbnb for the first time. it's an excellent service; it's super cheap and, if you read the reviews, you will likely stay with someone more than willing to show you around or grab a drink. 

we stayed in logan square which was awesome! scofflaw, a phenomenal gin bar, was located right down the street. we went to big star in wicker park for tacos, then made our way over to the empty bottle, a venue in ukranian village, for a waxahatchee show and some pool (played poorly, of course). the next day, we woke up and walked around the city a bit. well, my friend walked quite a bit more than i. i was confined to my bed for a bit...

all in all, absolutely lovely weekend with a lovely friend. we even made some lovely new friends! can't beat that. here are some snaps i took during our exploration:

only got an ugly iphone photo of waxahatchee, so i won't put that here. if you haven't heard her before, her album cerulean salt came out last year and has some lovely tunes on it. i've posted a couple of my favorites below. i wasn't a big fan of her live show, to be honest, but i'm still glad i went! the empty bottle is a cool venue, and i'm interested in checking out ukranian village again in the near future.

enjoy! xx

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

tuesday jams: scuba & george fitzgerald, boiler room london

happy tuesday!

well, it's a bit of a stretch to think tuesdays can be particularly happy, but we'll just go with it, shall we?

ran across this boiler room set featuring scuba and george fitzgerald going back and forth on the decks. they're both super cute (most important, duh), excellent producers and bomb-ass DJs to boot. there are some absolute bangers in this mix--you're bound to get a kick out of it.

you can find the tracklist here. i know i was scrambling to find it after hearing this set.

one of my favorite tracks tracks on this mix was produced by these dudes called prince club. CHECK THEM OUT. they have some really great tunes, one of my favorite of which is below:

and here's the one that was on the set that i'm obsessed with:

in other news, i saw waxahatchee live this weekend in chicago! i'll get my pictures uploaded and give you a fuller view of my chicago experience this week--it was a lot of fun and i went to some really cool places that i'd like to recommend to you.

oh, and just for fun, who has gotten their pitchfork 2014 tickets? let's do this thang.

hope you're having a great week!
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