Monday, December 31, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Black Keys- Little Black Submarines

One (just one) of the crappy highlights of my year was winning tickets to The Black Keys/Tegan & Sara, but losing them because I had to leave for work five minutes before they called my name. A friend of mine won them in my stead. However, come showtime, I believe he was trying to sell them on Craigslist.

When I don't have a man in my life, I turn to the men in my music.

"Little Black Submarines"

Little black submarines
Operator please
Put me back on the line
Told my girl I'd be back
Operator please
This is wreckin' my mind

Oh can it be
The voices calling me
They get lost
And out of time
I should've seen it glow
But everybody knows
That a broken heart is blind
That a broken heart is blind

Pick you up, let you down
When I wanna go
To a place I can hide
You know me, I had plans
But they just disappeared
To the back of my mind

Oh can it be
The voices calling me
They get lost
And out of time
I should've seen a glow
But everybody knows
That a broken heart is blind
That a broken heart is blind

Treasure maps, fallen trees
Operator please
Call me back when it's time
Stolen friends and disease
Operator please
Patch me back to my mind

Oh can it be
The voices calling me
They get lost
And out of time
I should've seen a glow
But everybody knows
That a broken heart is blind
That a broken heart is blind
That a broken heart is blind

Citizens!- True Romance

I love when someone can pull off a good, "Woo!"

Of Monsters And Men- Mountain Sound

I admit that when I first heard this, I thought Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir was Florence collab-ing with someone else. So good for them.

Kitten- Cut It Out

Find Kitten HERE on Facebook.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012


It's rainy in San Diego. This calls for strings and horns.

The bird that woke you has fallen asleep.....

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Arctic Monkeys- Crying Lightning

More monkeys. Alex Turner, your voice rivals some of my absolute faves. Actually, the Arctic Monkeys were the very original post in this blog. I decided I wanted to have a place to keep the videos I enjoyed. This is the story I tell in music; this is the story the music tells me. So say I. Thanks to the anonymous people who come here. Enjoy.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Phantogram- Don't Move

I love Sarah Barthel's style. She's another Karen O.

Beach House- Wild

Seeing Beach House live is as strangely ominous as this video. Oh the stories that a city holds...

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Blind Pilot- 3 Rounds And A Sound

This poem speaks for me in tenderness where the harshness of my own words fail.

"3 Rounds And A Sound"

They're playing our song
They're playing our song
Can you see the lights?
Can you hear the hum,
of our song?

I hope they get it right
I hope we dance tonight
Before we, get it wrong

And the seasons
Will change us new
But you're the best I've known
and you know me
I could not be stuck on you
If it weren't true

I was swimming
My eyes were dark
'til you woke me
And told me that opening
is just the start
It was

Now I see you, 'til kingdom come
You're the one I want
to see me for all
the stupid shit I've done

Soil and six feet under,
Kept just like we were
Before you knew you'd know me
and you know me

Blooming up from the ground
3 rounds and a sound
Like whispering "you know me.
You know me."

So this was our song
This was our song.
I still see the lights
I can see them

And the crisscross
Of what is true, won't get to us
'Cause you know me-
I could not give up on you...

And the fog of
what is right
Won't cover us
'cause you know me-
I could not give up a fight...

Soil and six feet under
(Crisscross of what is true, won't get to us)
Kept just like we were
(Cause you know me. I could not give up on you)
Before you knew you'd know me
(But you feel the truth)
And you know me

Blooming up from the ground
(And the fog of what is right won't cover us)
3 rounds and a sound
(Cause you know me, I could not give up a fight)
Like whispering "you know me
(But you feel right)
You know me."

Monday, October 29, 2012


Out of Brazil. I don't know what she is saying, but it doesn't matter. It's heavenly....

Find her on Facebook HERE.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Steve Aoki, Kid Cudi, and Travis Barker- Cudi The Kid

I think Steve Aoki is a total visionary.

Radiohead- Exit Music (for a film)

Blue Foundation- Eyes On Fire

So what (or, of course) they used it in a Twilight movie.... Great song.

And the Zed's Dead remix......

K-OS- The Love Song

Ben Harper- Burn One Down

Free Freedom.

The end is chopped, but great live version.

Little Dragon- Twice

Find them HERE. See them live if you can. Yukimi Nagano is amazing, visceral.

Bright Eyes- Landlocked Blues


Monday, October 15, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Atlas Genius- Trojans

Atlas Genius is from South Australia. Their first EP is Through The Glass. Find their website HERE.

And the album version's official audio.


Miguel- Do You

He is so so smooth......

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Muse- Madness

Sometimes, I just love mainstream. I am so glad this immediately came into radio play. Off their forthcoming album The 2nd Law.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Spoon- I Summon You

A gorgeous Black Cab Session. Find a link to these wonderful, live vignettes HERE.

Iggy Azalea- Bac 2 Tha Future (My Time)

Love this little Aussie hip hopper. I've given her props on Calicopeia before for her mad, mad style. Born 1990 totally one to watch. Find her HERE on Facebook.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Icky Blossoms- Cycle

So sexy. Formed in 2011. Out of Omaha, Nebraska. Find them HERE.

Dillon Francis- Masta Blasta (The Rebirth)

Love this kid. So sarcastic. His live shows PUMP. I don't know that I've ever been as sweaty as I was at Dim Mak Studios.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Steve Aoki- The Kids Will Have Their Say

Steve Aoki is responsible for Dim Mak records and Dim Mak's show space in Hollywood which is.... awesome. He has two degrees, one in Women's Studies and the other in Sociology. Hmmmmmmm. His dad was a wrestler AND founded Benihana restaurants.

It's been a while since a video gave me chills. I respect the voice he is speaking for; with; at. It is what makes humans progress and evolve. We desire to push borders and test boundaries. I had a flash memory of the WTO Riots, but there weren't nearly enough people in the video to emulate all of downtown Seattle.

I love Guerrillas!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Krazy Baldhead

Frenchie,  Pierre-Antoine Grison aka Krazy Baldhead, has been my chill out night music lately. Neither of these are my fave songs on his 2012 album, but they are the songs that they made videos to. One is a day in the life of a pinwheel and the other is a weirdo party with a Little Buddha. Go figure. He's Krazy Baldhead.


The Barr Brothers

I can't get enough of this Canadian quartet these days.

Find their website HERE....

A favorite......

Diplo- Set It Off feat. Lazerdisk Party Sex

Not only is this one of my personal "pump it" tunes, but these girls help blow it up for sure!!!!

Find Diplo aka Thomas Wesley Pentz (and Major Lazer) HERE on Mad Decent.

Monday, July 23, 2012

No Doubt- Settle Down

I have been paying attention to this broad's career for more than twenty years. She is a Deity of song and style and does amazing acrobatics onstage. She is our OG little punk girl from the OC. Doing it again.....

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Catpower- Lived In Bars

I have seen Chan Marshall perform in several environments, from a shoebox bar where the patrons sat cross-legged on the floor waiting for her, to a piano performance she did wearing a wig to cover her face the entire time, or huge gatherings with throngs of people focused on her lilting, tumbling, passionate vocals. She is, hands down, one of the most incredible singer/songwriters of our time.

Silversun Pickups- Dots and Dashes

Brian Aubert and Nikki Monninger are just so amazing together.... Their website is HERE.

Walk Off The Earth- Summer Vibe

Find their website HERE

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Toots & The Maytals- 54-46 That's My Number Live in 1975

Calvin Harris- Let's Go feat. Ne-Yo and Bounce feat. Kelis

I happen to love Calvin Harris videos. They are like small, societal tableaus. The track and the video can be somewhat anti-climactic to me. But sometimes so is a day in the life; maybe more right on, than not. It is now or never. Right now. A shout out to Pepsi. A can of Pepsi has 41 grams of sugar in it. Who needs sizzurp?

Make The Girl Dance- Tchiki Tchiki Tchiki

Sooooo...... Bad....... Ass........!!!!

Again, repeat on girl groups I love.

Rebecca & Fiona- Bullets

Can never get enough of these girls.

I've posted them before. This song even, different version. But, um, this is me here now. If I repeat myself.... that's just becoming old friends.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Major Lazer- Get Free feat. Amber of Dirty Projectors

brain/heart explodes in a cry of yes

Major Lazer is a fictional cartoon character, who fought as a Jamaican commando and lost both arms in a secret zombie war in 1984. He fights vampires and various monsters, parties hard, and has a rocket-powered hoverboard. Booyah.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Jack Johnson - Only the ocean

This BLOWS MY MIND!!!!!! I love this song. And this footage just moves me with human potential. Thank you. For all my surfer boys.... and us girls that love the shore.....

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Girls Can Hear Us- Don't They Love That

Click HERE to listen to Don't They Love That 
I love Will Steep's voice. I have been listening to TGCHU for years. It's sexy. This is great music to pump to if you're trying to lift your mood. I also highly suggest downloading a set or mixtape to run or workout to. This jams. Don't they all love that bounce.....

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Phantogram- Mouthful of Diamonds

Phantogram is Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter from NY. Find their website HERE.

Childish Gambino- Heartbeat

This is full of bad words. You've been warned.

Childish Gambino is Donald Glover (born 1983) who used to write for 30 Rock. In May 2010 he encouraged his twitter fans to retweet the hashtag "#donald4spiderman" in a campaign to be allowed to audition for the role as Peter Parker. He even got the support of Stan Lee.

This song is gnarly right on. Find his website HERE.

West Indian Girl- Miles From Monterey

Find them HERE.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Johnny Cash- God's Gonna Cut You Down

The cast in this is EPIC.

Moby- Love Of Strings

With a GREAT nature montage.

Air- Playground Love

The Virgin Suicides

Sigur Ros- Igaer, Minn Heima

Gorgeous soundscape..... Fan video is kind of dark, but song is delicious.

Find their website HERE.

Pete Yorn- Life On A Chain

Find his website HERE

Drake- The Motto (feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga)

Edited for the kids...... but one hell of a track. And me lovey me some Lil Wayne action....

8mm- No Way Back (live at SNOCAP)

Juliette Beavan, her husband Sean Beavan, and Jon Nicholson.... beautiful, lush trip-pop.....

Listen on MySpace.

Modest Mouse- Gravity Rides Everything

This is a fan-made video. Such a gorgeous song. I love Isaac Brock. He is from Isaquah, WA where the blueberries rival New England's.....

Find Modest Mouse HERE

Max Romeo- Chase The Devil

Love this studio version from 1976.....

JJ- Things Will Never Be The Same Again

Love that Swede Pop...... So very Beach House.....
JJ is Joakim Benon and Elin Kastlander. Here is their page on Secretly Canadian.

Bumble Bee Slim- Sloppy Drunk Blues

Click Here to see Bumble Bee Slim's bio. It is short, and possibly one of the most interesting I have ever read.......

This song was also well played by the original John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson.....

Honey Boy Martin - Dreader Than Dread

Can't find much biographic information. But AWESOME!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Givers and Theophilus London - Words - Live @ The Switch

So freaking good. Givers out of Louisiana. Theophilus London from Brooklyn. I want to jam, too.

Find Givers on Facebook.
Find Theophilus London on Facebook.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Iron and Wine - Boy With A Coin

Another incredible track by Iron and Wine. I love the Spanish dancers. Beyond feminine.
Find Samuel Beam who is Iron and Wine on Facebook.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar

I can't erase you from my mind.
First Aid Kit are Swedish sisters Johanna (b. 1990) and Klara (b. 1993) Söderberg.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Nero - Promises

Thanks for a great song to run to.
Nero is a British electro trio. Also a Roman Emperor.

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Head and the Heart - Lost In My Mind (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Yes. Seattle makes good music. This little ditty, though. It's a universal message. Caters to my sadness and at the same time lifts my spirits. A great quality to have in a song.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Chiddy Bang - "By Your Side"

Awesome track. Sweet that they're releasing it as a teaser, even though it won't make the album.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Orbital | Straight Sun

I've been waiting for you.... And I know all about wonky....

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Haywyre is Martin S. Vogt. He started playing piano at the age of 6 and an interest in electronica grew after a time spent living in Austria. Visit his website HERE.
I'm liking his vibe. When I cull music, I know immediately which songs are disruptive to my flow. Haywyre stayed on repeat this morning with frequent returns to a few specific tracks. No complaints. What a breakfast treat.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Justice - ON'N'ON

I AM IN LOVE. This is my fave track on Audio, Video, Disco and this video just made my brain go goo-goo-ga-ga. So wicked. So good. CLICK HERE FOR THEIR FACEBOOK.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


I have been playing it. I don't even know what the girls are saying and I adore it.
Echoes of Stereolab and Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots lost somewhere in a smoky, disco ball cabaret. Good to lose your head. Love those Frenchies. Visit his website here.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Friends - I'm His Girl

This ones for you, beb.

Elsiane - Mend (To Fix, To Repair)

Elsiane is duo Elsieanne Caplette and Stephane Sotto out of Canada. Freaking lover-ly. The lady is originally from Peru. Her vocal talents are ethereal.