Monday, November 29, 2010

Morning Benders

SAY WHAT.  I heard this Morning Benders song in a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup commercial last night.

Here's a super awesome big band studio version of the song, "Excuses."

"Excuses" is featured on their amazing 2010 album "Big Echo" on Rough Trade. One of my picks for 2010!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What Liz Lemon realizes she wants in a guy

From Season 4, Episode 17:
I want someone who will be monogamous and nice to his mother. And I want someone who likes musicals but knows to just shut his mouth when I'm watching 'Lost.'  And I want someone who thinks being really into cars is lame and strip clubs are gross.  I want someone who will actually empty the dishwasher, instead of just taking out forks as needed, like I do.  I want someone with clean hands and feet and beefy forearms like a damn Disney prince.  And I want him to genuinely like me, even when I'm old.

Monday, November 22, 2010


I'm into these guys this week.

Definitely smooth jams.

Both these songs appear on their 2010 album "Relayted" on Jagjaguar Records.  SO GOOD!!

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010

    Thursday, November 11, 2010


    Deadmau5 is a 29 year old electro-house artist from Toronto. He dresses up as a mouse when he performs.

    From Boing Boing, some hipster dad built a Deadmau5 Halloween costume for his 3 year old son, who requested it after they saw him perform at Treasure Island Festival. So cute!

    Wednesday, November 10, 2010

    This is weird.

    ...but I like it!

    Check out the grey sweatpants action in this Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Hot Chip collaboration

    Monday, November 8, 2010

    Gala Darling says he's just not that into you.

    I've been following Gala Darling's fashion/lifestyle blog for a few years now. It's overly girly, overly positive, at times narcissistic (but what blog isn't?) yet fun to read and beautifully constructed. Sometimes I kind of hate on her for getting away with writing about designer clothes and cupcakes for a living, but hey! The girl's making it work! Gotta admire that!

    Once in a while Gala will whip out an advice column based on some reader-submitted social dilemma, usually from a 17 year old girl, and I'm always impressed with her good advice. Just recently, a young girl asks, "Does friends with benefits ruin everything?" It's a 'I'm in love with my best guy friend but he's only willing to have sex with me.' Gala basically tells her like it is. She even quotes the book "He's Just Not That Into You," which again some people hate, but I love.  The column is long but worth a read.

    I realized recently that I don't do casual relationships.  I'm just not into being around guys who don't really want to spend time with me. Of course, it took months of frustration to finally realize this.  It wasn't ME, it was HIM. Sometimes it helps to hear someone else explain it.
    You want to be in a relationship with someone who doesn’t want to be in one. There is no saving this situation. You are in different places. You cannot spin it or change it. Please don’t think, Oh, but if only I was more _____, or Oh, if only I did _______, because this is a sure route to disappointment & confusion. You need to let him go. He’s not into it, & that’s okay. It HURTS like mad, but it won’t kill you. Life goes on.
    I also enjoyed her advice on how to say goodbye gracefully:
    Help organise his going-away party. Blow up balloons, rent a bubble machine, drink scotch from the other side of the room & watch him say goodbye to his friends. Wear lots of eyeliner & send him off with a kiss on the cheek. It will be marvellous & poetic, you can write about it later.
    Which is another thing I've learned over the years.  When love goes unrequited, all you can do is be the best version of yourself and pretend you've moved on.  Eventually, you will.

    More advice columns

    Friday, November 5, 2010

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010

    Rainy days and mondays

    Gizmodo shared this interesting data on Facebook relationship status statistics.  Looks like most people are likely to break up during Spring break or Christmas Break.

    The little peak on April Fool's Day cracks me up!

    Thanks D!