juliepeel: So cute. I love you guys. bedroomsessions: With special guests, Rachel Browne and Andrew Futral from the band Field Mouse, performing “Good At Me” And a Gregory & The Hawk cover “Oat We Saw”. Filmed in Brooklyn, NY, Rachel’s bedroom, December 2009.
I don’t care if people talk through shows. They paid for their ticket; they can...– Sufjan Stevens (The Independent) (via fuckyeahsufjanstevens)
NPR: Love & Space, a true story (in 7 minutes). →
This is a love story. And, oddly enough, it starts with an interstellar space mission and a golden record… This account of how Carl Sagan and Annie Druyan fell in love is out and out wonderful, and I’m a pretty hard sell.
Man Loses Finger Listening to NPR's Radiolab →
NPR causes drastic change. This American Life made me quit a summer cubicle job and move to NYC once. This guy lost his finger, that’s badass.
Record Label Disables Embeds - Views Drop 90% →
livejamie: Pretty insightful words from OK Go’s Damian Kulash Jr.
Chris Hassan has a problem with women who stalk...
Me [via text] : I had a dream an angry woman was trying to kill you so u came to our house and u accidentally painted ur face with nail polish. Chris: Sounds about right.
Arrange whatever pieces come your way.– Virginia Woolf.
Holly Miranda: Up From the Underground, Into the... →
Holly Miranda continues to win. Not many stories inspire and resonate with me anymore, but hers does. Not much music makes me a fan in one listen, hers did and I heard one set of hers at a soundcheck and was hooked. Also check out my upstairs neighbor Kyle D. Reinford’s photo session with Miss Miranda.
FALAFEL WAFFLES!!! →
Stevens, Nick, and I have been trying to figure out how to make falafel waffles, and my food chemist cousin came to the rescue.
Don't ever get drunk at Applebees.
It’s like a bad country song. Damn you suburbia.
“Somedays” by Regina Spektor Last...
So I figured if I made friends with him he wouldn’t be as annoying...– Christie “I Can Have Fun in a Field” Mullen’s philosophy on enemies and diplomacy. My friends are gonna save the world.
I can’t stop eating the 50% off valentines day chocolate. HELP. Also my sister accurately deduced that my dream man would be a mix between Juanes and Sufjan Stevens, creating the elusive, fantastical, and extremely brooding Sufjuanes: +
“Trouble” - Ray Lamontagne Happy...
1) About to set out to play a Geek Chic Party for the College of Visual and Performing Arts at my alma mater. It requires geek attire, and I dressed up for it, looked in the mirror and realized this outfit is what I normally wear. 2) If you put hornrimmed glasses on Josh Holloway and cut his hair and put him in 50s garb, you would have the definitive Misfit from A Good Man is Hard to Find. My...
halphillips asked: What is something amazing?
“32 Flavors” by Ani DiFranco Ms....
Does Announcing Your Goals Help You Succeed? ... →
robmizell: Well this explains a lot about our generation. My most successful friend in terms of learning new things, self-improvement, and actually achieving interesting stuff (yeah Mullstie, that’s you!) once said “yeah, people don’t need to know that”. She never EVER announces her goals bombastically. She sort of mutters them inaudibly to the janitor and the dog and...
chels: “I profoundly believe that the power of food has a primal place in our homes that binds us to the best bits of life.” Jamie Oliver has won the TED Prize and his wish is to transform the way we eat and teach our children about food. This is awesome.
So do you like being an ER nurse?” “Yeah, I like seeing new things.– Me asking Meredith about being an ER nurse at a children’s hospital in Boston, post-gig in Cambridge. She then gestured as if a foreign object was protruding from her neck.
Once when I was 12, Lila [our grandmother] told me that if I get married and my...– My sister recounting an order from my grandmother, who survived WWII on the run in the Philippines as a girl, the Marcos dictatorship, and cancer; is a crack shot with a gun; rides rollercoasters for fun because she’s not afraid of anything; and uses better, newer technology (iPods, laptops)...
Body & Soul - John Coltrane (via stjai)
Measuring creativity →
bobulate: When musicians improvise, their brains turn inhibitions down and creativity up.
For it is not inertia alone that is responsible for human relationships...– Rainer Maria Rilke. It’s 4:30 AM and I’m writing more cover letters and watching IFC (Jon Hamm! ahoy!) and in this random movie they’re quoting Rilke and it reminds me of a time that Jess Hodge lent me Letters to a Young Poet when I was pretty down and out, and I read the whole...
This is how a guy just responded to my resume and cover letter which are half drenched in jobs at places with human rights and environmental affiliations: “I’m a republican … sorry” Touché!
The devil you know may be holding you back
AMEN. bijan: Last week I had a drink with an experienced exec that has worked in big companies all of his life and never worked for a startup. That’s fine, not everyone is made for a startup life. But at one point, in the conversation he told me that he’s been tempted by startups a number of times but reminded himself of that old saying “the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t”. ...