26 December 2009

Bob Dylan

All my powers of expression and thoughts so sublime  
Could never do you justice in reason or rhyme

15 October 2009

Blog Action Day 2009!

I just found out that today is Blog Action Day. I wish I had a little more time to prepare a post, BUT, in the spirit of spontaneity, here we are.

 The thing I know most about is organic stuff. Buying organic food, goods, and home things, is the best way you can personally help the environment on a day-to-day basis. And, fortunately, it's not always more expensive. As a student, I've become quite the organic goods bargain shopper... Here are some of my favorites.


 Stewart and Brown- Organic Pioneers! http://www.stewartbrown.com/index.php 
The Green Loop a lovely conglomerate of different organic brands. http://www.thegreenloop.com/ Loomstate a little more pricey, but lovely nonetheless http://www.loomstate.org/  
Edun fun pieces! http://www.edunonline.com
Marmot for the outdoors. check out the upcycled backpacks! http://marmot.com/
Patagonia you can recycle your Patagonia t-shirts here. http://www.patagonia.com/
The Organic Fit eco-positive t-shirts. check out the items for the little people! http://www.theorganicfit.com/index.html 

Viva Terra shop the sale and drool over everything else. http://www.vivaterra.com  
Gaiam yoga-centric / healthy lifestyle company. c'est belle! http://www.gaiam.com/
Organize.com a variety of eco items. http://www.organize.com/collection-eco-friendly-products.html 
Vitamin Shoppe - Eco Edition lots of different items for the home and yourself. http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/green-living.shtml
The Company Store these guys have an eco version of almost all their conventional products. http://www.thecompanystore.com/ 

21 Things You Didn't Know You Could Recycle http://www.greenamericatoday.org/pubs/greenamerican/articles/21Things.cfm 
 RiverWired a great go-to site for your "eco" dilemmas. http://www.riverwired.com/
Council On The Environment Of New York City this is the place to be. http://www.cenyc.org/
Lower East Side Ecology Center another fun NYC hangout http://www.lesecologycenter.org/
The National Green Pages they're not yellow anymore! http://www.greenamericatoday.org/pubs/greenpages/  
Etsy a wonderful site for everyone, all the time. http://www.etsy.com/

I hope this helps your search! There are so many sites out there now, it's hard to make a composite list (in less than an hour, anyway!) Contribute to Blog Action Day 2009.

Over and out- à très bientôt!

24 August 2009

summer chants

À mon avi, s'il y a une saison pour la musique, c'est l'été 
when school suspends mind is clear ears more open ... 
Andrew Bird - How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm 
George Harrison- What Is Life? (courtesy of Away We Go
Noah And The Whale- 5 Years Time (courtesy of my brother, redactedblog.blogspot.com) 
Hot Chip- Ready For The Floor (courtesy of WFUV) 
Rufus Wainwright- April Fools 
Throw Me The Statue- Your Girlfriend's Car, A Mutinous Dream 
Nina Simone- To Love Somebody 
Van Halen- Feel Your Love Tonight (courtesy of WRCN) 
Yeasayer- Tightrope (from Dark Was The Night
Bowerbirds- My Oldest Memory 
Billy Idol- Dancing With Myself 
Animal Collective- Summertime Clothes 
Avett Brothers- I And Love And You 
The Cure- High 
Belle And Sebastian- Wandering Alone (Live in Belfast 2001) 
Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band- Air Mattress 
Portland Cello Project- Tallymarks (featuring Thao)  
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin feat. Via Audio- Lizard (Backstage Sessions) 
Elvis Perkins In Dearland- I Heard Your Voice In Dresden  
Lisa Hannigan's Sea Sew  
Iron And Wine's Around The Well 
 Leaving tomorrow to move into the big city. This generally means that the summer's end has arrived. I'm teeming with words. They all feel cliché. In short: starting over isn't the best time to be had. I won't complain. Opportunity awaits!

20 July 2009

Joni Mitchell

but you know it's hard to tell when you're in the spell if it's wrong or if it's real but you're bound to lose if you let the blues get you scared to feel, and i feel like i'm just being born.

04 July 2009


Since the 40th anniversary of The Muppets is here, I thought I'd post some videos.
Pepe The King Prawn was always my favorite.

Pepe, The King Prawn


Pepe's Screen Test

My Nipples (WTF?)

More Pepe Fun (you can see his tail in this one!)


When A Man Loves A Woman

Prawns From Space

30 June 2009

Pierrot le fou

Maybe I'm daydreaming. She reminds me of music. Her face. We have come to the age of double men. We do not need mirrors anymore to talk to ourselves. When Marianne says, "It's a fine day," I wonder what she's thinking. All I have is that image of her saying, "It's a fine day." Nothing else. What's the point of figuring it all out? We are made of dreams, and dreams are made of us. It's a fine day, my love, in dreams, in words, and in death. It's a fine day, my love, it's a fine day in life.

I'm looking at you, I'm listening to you, but that's not what counts.

- Well, thanks alot!

No, I mean right this moment, but it's already gone. It's... I don't know. The color of the sky. Our relationship.

- I don't get it.

I wish time would stand still. Look, I put my hand on your knee. That's a wonderful thing in itself. That's life. Space, feelings.

28 June 2009

Lisa Hannigan

i lack a frame to put you in when you're an ocean and a rock away i feel you in the pocket of my overcoat my fingers wrap around your words and take the shape of games we play i feed your words through my buttonholes, pin them to my fingerless gloves thoughts of you warm my bones i'm on the way, i'm on the phone, let's get lost, me and you, an ocean and a rock is nothing to me i am far away from where you lay, awake the day while you fall to sleep an ocean and a rock away i keep you in the pockets of my dresses and the bristles of my brushes spin you into my curls today i spoon you into my coffee cup, spin you through a delicate wash, i wear you all day i wear you all day thoughts of you warm my bones, i'm on the way, i'm nearly home, let's get lost, me and you an ocean and a rock is nothing to me

09 June 2009

Barbara Kingsolver

"The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. The most you can do is live inside that hope, running down its hallways, touching the walls on both sides."