Thursday, April 30, 2009
This drawing made me laugh out loud.
When I was 5 years old I asked my dad for the album Whenever you Need Somebody by Rick Astley. It was the first music I asked for.
Before that music was just offered to me. When I was 1 I coo-ed along with 99 luftballons. On my 2nd birthday I received a copy of Private Dancer on vinyl. (I still have it, loving birthday inscription and all.) The songs of Suzanne Vega, Bruce Springsteen & The Pretenders surrounded me through my youth.
Loved them but wanted Rick Astley after hearing him croon while my teenage cousin teased her bangs.
And I got it. July 26, 1987.
Posted by jess r. at 1:06 PM
Friday, April 24, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
No Fair! You make me want things I have no business wanting.
To spare harsh feelings, your only retribution is to send me one of each in size 8.5.
Then I think we will be even.
P.S. Taupe, Grey & Colbalt Multi, respectively.
I found The Almost Everything Book at the bins last week.
It is composed of illustrations by Joelle Jolivet. There are houses, animals, instruments and bodies.
I think the anatomy is my favorite.
Now I am fascinated with her website.
Concert Posters! Album Art! Flying Birds!
It is grand.
Posted by jess r. at 9:14 AM
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Yes Portlanders, 80 on Monday!
What? What is that I hear? Another outdoor movie?
Taking recommendations and movie crashers.
So far we have votes for:
Earth Girls Are Easy
Troop Beverly Hills.
There are some really great IMDB ratings on these. 5.8, 4.9 & 4.7 respectively.
Posted by jess r. at 11:09 AM
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Jonathan Goldstein is at Powell's tonight promoting his new book, Ladies & Gentleman, The Bible.
I kinda love him. He is a complete asshole but in a rather endearing way.
His CBC program Wiretap is my favorite. Remember?
Especially when he deals with ex-girlfriends...
And since I am attaching youtubes these days, enjoy:
Posted by jess r. at 11:44 AM
Monday, April 13, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
There comes a point when the timing of a new album is predictable. I have followed some bands for years and look forward to the every-other-year-album thing.
Thankfully, this year it is some of my favorite old standby's like Phoenix, Camera Obscura, Röyksopp, Beirut, Iron & Wine, M. Ward, Telefon Tel Aviv, Alela Diane, Grizzly Bear, St.Vincent...la la la.
I'm excited to experience these bands again.
Posted by jess r. at 8:27 AM