Saturday, January 23, 2010

2am updates

I couldn't go to sleep without re-posting this video

I didn't grow up in the midwest
I also wasn't an angsty teenager in the 90's
So I can't imagine what this night meant to some people - but to me it was still fucking amazing.
Especially this song, which is my favourite!!!

Monday, January 18, 2010



Here's pretty much the best song ever - Fear of Missing Out
off of Best In Tensions, hopefully out sometime soon..

This song was the most fun ever to record - I played with tennis balls instead of drumsticks and we had soooo many friends come sing with us.
Mega thanks again to Tim Kinsella, Jeanine O'Toole, Eric Block, Seth Bohn, Jeremy Bolen, Chris Hansen, Matt Holland, and Caitlin Kerr :)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Top 9's of '09

Sorry this is definitely late - apparently the end of 2009 was busy.
Last year my New Years Resolution was to make a blog because "I'm thinking 2009 will be awesome so I want to be able to remember it."
I couldn't have been more right!!
2009 was fucking incredible and thanks to this blog I have great documentation of it.

To begin, in no order at all

Top 9 of '09 Albums:

Dinosaur JR - Farm
Passion Pit - Manners
Atlas Sound - Logos
Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Japandroids - Post Nothing
Mannequin Men - Lose your illusion, too
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz
The Dutchess and The Duke - Sunset/Sunrise

**Sidenote: The Dirty Projectors were HIGH on everyone's top lists this year and I have no idea why....if someone can explain to me why people like this shit I will knit you a scarf.

Top 9 of '09 Movies:

Inglourious Basterds
Sherlock Holmes
Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day*
I love you, Man
Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince
District 9
Coco before Chanel
The Fantastic Mr. Fox
**this is really just a list of 9 movies I saw this year....I don't watch enough movies.

Top 19 of '09 Concerts: (in chronological order)

Les Savy Fav @ Epiphany
These Arms Are Snakes @ Subterranean
No Age @ SXSW
Anni Rossi @ SXSW
Ratatat @ Metro
Paletazo @ a vineyard in Lucca
Kid Ikarus @ somewhere in Paris
This Town Needs Guns @ 100 Club in London
Propagandhi @ The Bottom Lounge*
Killer Whales @ a basement show
Flaming Lips @ Pitchfork
The Killers @ Lollapalooza
Wavves @ The Empty Bottle**
Japandroids @ Schuba's
NOFX @ The Congress Theater
Atlas Sound @ The Bottom Lounge
Pool of Frogs @ The Darkroom
The Dutchess and The Duke @ The Empty Bottle
Mannequin Men @ The Empty Bottle

*dream come true - my first time seeing them live
**also dream come true - finally saw Zach Hill drumming

I can say without a doubt that 2009 was the best year of my life - my new years resolution for 2010 is to top it!! Also, to get Bobby to do a blog post at least once :)