Love and Some Verses

I was hired to clean my friend's mom's house the other day.  As I was cleaning her house and getting annoyed by all the trinkets (pain in the ass to dust around), I realized that there must be a story behind all these tchotchkes (I hoped, anyway).  So when the woman came home I asked her about it.  She was so delighted to tell me the story of how she possessed all these knickknacks.

It got me thinking about how sentimental I am.  Nearly everything I own has a good story behind it.  I have no problem throwing shit away if it doesn't mean anything to me, but most of the things I own, I will have for the rest of my life.

Then my mind proceeded to music and why I love it so much.  I guess it's in part due to my sentimentality.  I'm in love with the idea of love.  I'd even call myself quixotic.  And I like music for its ability to convey all the emotions of love.  The joy.  The confusion.  The irrationality.  The hurt.

So here are some love songs.  Call me sentimental.

Iron and Wine- Love Vigilantes

Cat Power- Still in Love

CocoRosie- By Your Side

Lauryn Hill- Can't Take My Eyes Off of You

Lykke Li- Little Bit

Why?- Good Friday


A Memoir

Memoir= me + moi(r)

This seems especially egotistical, doesn't it?


Tightrope- Yeasayer

I spent the weekend researching schools and programs and was completely overwhelmed...so overwhelmed that I was forced to go out and buy myself a cheap bottle of wine and smoke some herb.  It helped- as it always does.  I'm also on day 7 of not smoking, which is going really well, but making me a little irritable.  After getting a nice buzz on, I started a few new pieces for Peter's gallery opening show in Tempe (they're going to be very cool- I'm excited about them).  I'm also very excited about the programs I've decided on:

U of Denver
Florida State (Florida?)
American U
Boston U
U of Minnesota

They're kind of schizophrenic choices, but the programs are all very interesting and practical.

In all honesty, this has been the stupidest year of my life.  I hate saying that, but it really has.  But, I finally feel like I'm back on course and things are going really well for me.  I'm feeling great and in control.  Go LB!


You Shook Me All Night Long

I love this video for many reasons- the hair, the clothes, the music, the MOVES- but mostly for the innocence. (I'm totally stealing some of that fancy footwork.)


Boom Shakalaka

I took my test on Saturday and did way better than expected, which means I can really choose to go anywhere!  I guess the studying really paid off.  Now for the dreaded application process.  My only requirement in a program is that it needs to be somewhere I want to live (which kind of disqualifies UofM).  Perhaps this isn't the smartest way to choose a program, but I don't care; I need to like where I live.

Contenders: NYC- Columbia, New School
                    Philadelphia- UPenn
                    Denver- UofD
                    Pittsburgh- only place where I don't know anyone (not a bad
                    thing, just sayin')-Carnegie Mellon
                    Tempe- Univ. of Arizona
                    Ann Arbor- UofM

*Gladly accepting convincing arguments for or against any of the listed cities.



Sometimes I forget that being lost can have an extraordinary ending.