Friday, January 27, 2006

TOP 5 late

I figured I should compile this before February rolls around. Some things are undoubtedly left out. I didn't document my year as ocd as I normally would have due to my displacement, but I think I've covered most of the bases.

TOP 5 Movies of 2k5:
1. Walk The Line
2. Howl's Moving Castle
3. Broken Flowers
4. Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
5. The Nomi Song

TOP 5 Albums of 2k5:
1. BRMC - Howl
2. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - s/t
3. Antony And The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
4. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
5. Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better

TOP 5 Shows of 2k5:
1. Arcade Fire & Final Fantasy @ House Of Blues in New Orleans, LA - 1.24.2005
2. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah & The National @ Uncle Pleasants in Louisville, KY - 9.22.2005
3. Sufjan Stevens @ The Southgate House in Newport, KY - 9.14.2005
4. Castanets & Lazarus @ Circle Bar in New Orleans, LA - 3.10.2005
5. Melody Function & Scourge Of The Sea @ The Dame in Lexington, KY - 10.14.2005

That Arcade Fire show honestly feels like it was a lifetime ago. It was definitely the #1 of the year though. But, then again, it didn't have Belle & Sebastian or BRMC to rival.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

kitty + lovesac

What more could a girl ever need?? I mean, there's nothing cuter than seeing a floofy kitty curled up on what is essentially a gigantic beanbag that cost you a small fortune. I mean, right?

Thursday, January 12, 2006

B&S induced bliss

I have been listening to Belle and Sebastian ALL DAY. I love them so much. And suddenly, after watching the video for "Funny Little Frog", I want the bf to wear nothing but a form-fitting white v-neck and black pleated slacks for the rest of his life. Stuart Murdoch has such power over me!
Upon my first listen I totally didn't like The Life Pursuit whatsoever but after a couple more I started to dig it. There's just something really 80's Tears For Fears goobery about the music that makes you initially hesitant to give it a chance. But it's totally worth the time and effort. The instrumentation is just a lot different, there are harder sounds on this album than any of the others I think. Once I realised that was what was throwing me off I realised that it DID sound like B&S, just a little differently than I was expecting.
"Funny Little Frog" is a perfect first single for the album too. A classic B&S single.
Marci, the bf, and I are going to witness the magic that is Belle and Sebastian in concert together in Louisville on March 9th. It's going to be so, so wonderful. I can barely see straight. Marci, Carla, Sarah "The Scarf" Jarboe, and I saw them in St. Louis a couple years, after Dear Catastrophe Waitress came out, and I was drunk on B&S for like an entire week following. Maybe more. They have the power to make a girl happy. I'm going to dance the night away.

Belle and Sebastian - "Funny Little Frog" video

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The Melody Function

Oh, New Orleans, you're so familiar yet still foreign to me.

My lovely and amazing boyfriend's band, The Melody Function, is playing tonight at The Dame. I am very sad to miss them. They're in the middle of replacing their drummer and lead guitarist so it's sort of a transitional show. They're going to be 2 people short than usual so the set is going to be acoustey complete with shakers and tambourines. Oh, and Robert Schneider! But they'll probably never play another show like it so there goes my chance to witness the acoustey Melody Function. Imagine all those Kinks-esque songs all hippied up! Oh well. But Tony is coming to visit me soon so maybe I can talk him into a reenactment.
They have a couple songs on their myspace page for the masses to enjoy. They're good. Not about me though.

In other news:

You Are Not Scary

Everyone loves you. Isn't that sweet?

Always good to know whether you're scary or not.

np - Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit