Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Not if, but when.

I came across this iTunes meme that's basically a middle school quiz with the standard cheese questions like "Describe your personality?" You put iTunes on shuffle and your answer is whatever song title appears when you press Next. Totally inane time-waster but it's music-related, so of course I'm all about it.

I get to a question "What song will you dance to at your wedding?" I hit Next, and got TV On the Radio's "Ambulance." Honestly, one of my all time favorite romantic songs. My first thought was, "Oh Hell yeah, I would totally play it at my wedding." And my second thought was, "Hmm, that could even be first-dance worthy." Then suddenly that stupid quiz became an unexpected revelation. What initially felt like a happy coincidence became a shocking affirmation. Holy shit. I'm going to get married one day. It hadn't even occurred to me before, never seemed like a possibility until now. Yet I'm utterly completely single. Is that weird?

TV on the Radio performing "Ambulance" at the Doug Fir in Portland.

I will be your accident
if you will be my ambulance.
And I will be your screech and crash
if you will be my crutch and cast.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Scientific Process

I haven't watched this Postal Service video since I started working in a cleanroom. It's kind of ridiculous how accurately it portrays my life in the lab right now. Full of heartache and robotic arms.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Album of the year?

I am officially recommending MGMT's album "Oracular Spectacular," released last January on Columbia Records. These guys were all over the place this year and I only recently caught on to them.

Here's the video for "Kids"

I think the album lives up to the hype. I'll admit that they're not exactly blazing any trails. They sound like a lot of other happy, dancy, indie bands. But they're consistently fun and totally satisfying.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Everything fell magically into place.

My friends Ingrid and Marcie collaborated on this piece and asked me to model for them. It was such a great experience. I'm so honored to be part of something so beautiful. It inspires me in so many ways.

"The Queen of Birds"
copyright Marcella Kligman
collaboration with Ingrid Honore

Friday, December 5, 2008

What haunts me this week

I can watch this over and over.

In order of appearance: Paul America, Edie Sedgwick, Richard Rheem, Ingrid Superstar, Lou Reed with a Coke, Jane Holzer, Billy Name, Mary Woronov, Freddy Herko, Ann Buchanan, Susan Bottomly, Nico, Dennis Hopper.

It's a trailer for "13 Most Beautiful... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests," which is out on DVD.

The music is by Dean & Britta, who I love love love.