I'm Blogging in Fake Ray Bans

I don't like Passion Pit or Glasvegas. I've known about both bands for awhile and they both are making everyone's "Big in 09" lists. Maybe I will appreciate them more later this year if someone gives me their torrents. But since I'm hardcore iTunes doesn't look like that's happening.

In other news I finally downloaded the LP Surfing by Megapuss, another Fab (from The Strokes and Little Joy) band. It's pretty good, but after a certain point it's hard to tell the songs apart. The beginning is very fun but the songs become slow and similar for the majority. So if you're going to download on track-by-track, get these:

Crop Circle Jerk '94
Duck People Duck Man
To Love Within
Adam & Steve
Theme from Hollywood
(if you want just one track, get this one!)
Lavender Blimp

Above, the video for Adam & Steve. Styled like M83, with the skeleton guys and costuming. Fab is the only one who's dressed normally. I think I laughed all the way through this. Nick Valensi's in there too soloing on the car - I don't think he's cut his hair in years! Binki from LJ also makes an appearance.

Speaking of LJ, here's the retro video for No One's Better Sake, a great cut off their album. Nick and Devandra are in the video as well.

Cultural Offering; January 23, 2009

Within 2 hours.
I'm so mad.
All the resellers are twice the price or more.



I don't like soda, but I love this pepsi spot:

So I visited refresheverything.com
and found videos of people leaving messages for President Obama.

Here's a good one...


Spin Magazine, instant camera pictures, HK wallet, Marc Jacobs scottie dog pencil sharpener, house key, monkey from the barrel, phone, 35mm film, Vampire Weekend concert ticket from last month, street stand ray ban (poet/didn't even know it), ipod, tissues, water, pens & pencils, world eraser, hair tie, cough drops, lip stuff, F21 gift card, distance glasses, metrocard.

Animal Collective Saved My Life.

Well, maybe they did. I dunno, but they are really good. An important guys to know about, since the are an influence on/share a zeitgeist with similar acts such as MGMT and Born Ruffians. However, they are extremely avant-garde to the point of being unaccessible to an average listener.

Strawberry Jam
was their 2007 release. It's a very fun and well-done album. I hate the word 'catchy' because it's overused, but the songs from SJ will have you humming them long after a few listens.

Their new album Merriweather Post Pavilion just came out yesterday. They're using their voices as instruments more than their previous records. I couldn't even say what their members play usually - some pretty random sounds grace the tracks.

Check them out, listen a few times and then get your opinion.
They're on a huge world tour right now! See the dates on their myspace page.


Lomography is my absolute total fucking weakness.

A lomo store and gallery is opening on 8th (near 6th) on January 27th. I sense my money becoming another camera..!

Color holga film + colorsplash camera
instant film when i run out.