Friday, October 31, 2008

Another figgin sweet band: MGMT

MGMT. Some more really good psychedelic rock. Really one of the best albums I've ever listened to.  

Thursday, October 30, 2008

So freakin catchy: Coconut Records

Another great music project I happened upon one day at work while looking for some inspiration and distraction. Coconut Records has become a favorite of mine. Jason Schwartzman is the dude behind the magic. You might recognize him from The Darjeeling Limited or I Heart Huckabees if you had  seen those great flicks. 

After discovering Coconut on myspace I quickly and too eaily purchased the album on Itunes with one click accuracy. (Itunes. Hate it and love it) 

So much variety on this album. You just have to tap your foot or nod your head in a rhythmic fashion. Listen to the subtle sounds in each song. Some will cause you to grab a partner and waltz, some are stripped acoustic/folk and some linger on the edge of being too poppy but then the perfect guitar tone comes alive to even out the weight and add some timelessness.  

I don't normally go for catchy stuff but...

wait for it...

wait for it...

here it comes...

I was caught. 

Check it out.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Empire of the Sun

-My new favorite band as of today. I totally want to make a video like this, I am inspired. Seriously. 

Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream

Monday, October 20, 2008

First Polaroid SX-70 Shots

Seems to be a constant light leak creating that yellow horizontal line. cool but I don't want it on every now looking for another SX-70. 

Friday, October 17, 2008

Another Polaroid Camera. SX-70

Awesome Camera!!  Just got it, will be uploading photos soon. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

For some "cool" stuff

music, art, culture.....etc. 

Monday, October 13, 2008

"I meant to call you but I lost track of time."

It seems as if I regurgitate this statement in many different ways quite regularly since the arrival of Boston. The dynamics of our family has changed so much and me and Tess are trying to catch up. Anyways...short post. 

Thursday, October 09, 2008

My little Boston Tea Party

***Boston on the left. Picture of Olive when she was the same age on the right. ***

kind of how i feel today

sometimes i try to go on
and see the flame on the horizon 
stretch its fingers south 
but all i see is the moon closing its distance
between itself and me
ever opening its mouth

Monday, October 06, 2008

Jarrod Needs ______.

Inspired by Elisa Beeson I googled "Jarrod needs."  Heres what I need according to google. TOP 10.

1. Jarrod needs a lip ring. 
2. Jarrod needs a new cell phone. 
3. Jarrod needs all your prayers.
4. Jarrod needs a room. 
5. Jarrod needs none of those explanations. 
6. Jarrod needs to be given more detailed and challenging assignments. 
7. Jarrod needs to regularly dominate VFL games this year. 
8. Jarrod needs female vocals and screaming guitar licks. 
9. Jarrod needs a ride to his hometown to fight his high-school nemesis. 
10. Jarrod needs a home in Cape Town. 

This is awesome. Google " (your name) needs."

Friday, October 03, 2008

Vintage Polaroid Automatic 100

I know, more of Olive. Sorry. She just happens to be around all the time. 

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Shots with my Diana+ (i love the lighting on these)

dangit, what happened?

i wrote this long post that was part of my restoration series and somehow my first restoration post got reposted and so i deleted that and now the one i actually wanted to post is no where to be found. i am bummed cause i dont feel like typing it all out again

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

My new Banjo

Just got my banjo delivered yesterday. I must say that I am quite excited about this thing. Its awesome. This will fit nicely with the folk songs I've been writing lately. I've definitely have been changing up my musical writing style as of late which is turning out to be pretty awesome. Much more unique.