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24 March 2010 @ 09:40 pm

“The existance of a medium, after all, is its absolute justification, if as so many seem to think, it needs one at all, comparison of potentialities is useless and irrelevant. Wether a watercolor is inferior to an oil, or wether a drawing, an etching, or a photograph is not as important as either, is inconsequent. To have to despise something in order to respect something else is a sign of impotence. Let us accept joyously and with gratitde everything through which the spirit of man seeks to an even fuller and more intense self-realization.”

-Paul Strand, Photography, 1917
LoCAtiOn nOw!: 880H
MoOd nOw!: pensivepensive
MuZik nOw!: M83
21 October 2009 @ 11:53 pm
a peom inspired by Rebecca Solnit's "A Field Guide to Getting Lost""

Water and Sky

are the scattering of blue light,

both beautiful and taunting. 


A blue

that is to us an untouchable distance, 

an indistinguishable emotion,

the dawning of a new day.


This blue

fills our dreams and fuels our wishes.

It creates in us an endless thirst,

a pulling sensation in the back of our mind.


A light

that stirs mortal longings,

that both awakens

and disturbs the soul.


I would like

to reach this cerulean radiance, 

to sooth this azure melancholy,

to enter that cobalt world.


Color me ignorant,

for I know not the ways this luminous distance 

shapes one’s mind

and distresses one’s heart.


Those who whiteness the crashing of sea waves along sandy coasts,

who look to the heavens and experience the peace of a clear sky,

all long to inhabit this vanishing plateau,

to possess this mysterious beauty.


This light,

a tricky specter of proximity,

an indigo god,

fabricates miracles before our eyes.


Water and Sky and faraway land,

all blue realms for souls


to abide

and be lost in.

LoCAtiOn nOw!: new apt~
MoOd nOw!: nervouscoppas!
MuZik nOw!: lions - lights
22 January 2009 @ 06:08 pm
got inspired while readin tao @ panera before a J.O.Y. show.

i  tend  to     float
through  life  like
a     b  a  l  l  o  o  n.

until  someone  takes
hold  of  my  string
and  drags  brings  me  along,
only  to  let  go,
again  i     float     .

with  no  direction
'till  the  wind
      pushesme  somewhere

i  put  up  no  fight.
balloons,  after  all,  are
they've  got  no
"kick"     .

i  haven't  run  out  of  hydrogen  air
to  keep  me
going     floating     .

that's  one
of  a  balloon's  biggest  fears.
they  also  fear
it's  in  their  general  nature
     to  flee,
for  fear  of  being
trampled  on     .

a     b  a  l  l  o  o  n
isn't  very  good  with
either;  their  fragility
makes  them

they  also  hold  in
they  have  no  sleeves  to
wear  their  hearts  on     .

when  one   br  e  ak  sss,
you  hear  all  their  emotions
cry  out,  released
in  one  quick     POP.

it's  very
and  tends  to  freak  out
those  who  happen  to
witness it     .

if  the  balloon  can
it  can  continue
to     float     on

once  and  a  while
it  will  getstuck,
it's  string  caught  in  a  tree
or  wrapped  around  a  lamp  post
or  street  Light.

when people notice            this
they'll  say
     "oh  loook  up  there,  a  poor  bawoom,  is'  stuck"
and  for  a  moment  they
pity  that     b a l l o o n,
trapped  in  the  clutches
by  it's  own

they  look  up,
then  †urn     awaay        .
there  will  always  be


LoCAtiOn nOw!: apt.
MoOd nOw!: giddygiddy
MuZik nOw!: i remember - stabbing westward
17 January 2009 @ 07:48 pm
So, I'm pretty sure that Jenny Owen Youngs is, by far, the most cOOOOOlest person I have ever met in my entire life!

Jenny Owen Youngs is a feisty, hyper-sensitive, disease-free singer/songwriter/former girl scout who wants to be your friend. claiming influences from Beck to Jesus Christ Superstar to Britney Spears, her music is an echo of Erin Mckeown hopping into Jeff Buckley's Pontiac, cruising backwoods Alabama red dirt roads and singing along to The Sundays and Nick Drake. Her songs straddle the heart-wrenching and the tongue-in-cheek and say giddyup...

Usually, I'm not able to concentrate on people's personal blogs (other then tao lin) but with Jenny's blog it's just not possible for me to get bored with it. Her humor/personality jus kills me! (in the good, wholesome sort of way lol).

Plus it also helps that she
1. does crazy covers at her shows such as beyonce, boys2men, postal service, kelly clarkson, regina spektor, kelis, 50cent, oasis, pocahontas, missy elliot.....
2. sold me her "i got knocked up by jenny owen youngs" t-shirt then gave me a free bat sticker and took a pic wit us at her show
3. she uses "wicked" in her vocabulary
4. she has a podcast entitled "Once more with feeling" with episodes called "coffee takes her clothes off" and "a lohan holiday with shervin"
(which just points to her awesomeness even more for she reads the buffy comics as well!)
5. has hilarious merchandise
6. has pictures of sharks, weird restaurant art, and silly car wash signs on her flickr account
7. she did the best cover of nelly's "hot in herre" with an even better video
8. is a member of Robot Explosion and friends with The Age of Rockets
9. has the funniest in-between song commentary at shows

annnnd she took the time to thank all her fans with this heartfelt note:

    ...Before I get into anything else, I would like to thank you (yes, you) for your involvement in my life in 2007. You came to a show. You made  one of my songs your MySpace profile song. You gave me a hug. You bought my record. You joined the forum on my website. You             included something of mine on a mix CD for your boyfriend, your girlfriend, or the asshole who deserted you. You brought me music,     chocolate, a book, or (most likely) a shark. You listened to the podcast I make with Bess and Andrew. You asked for a picture with me and didn't even blink when I told you the pose had to be "finale of your high school musical." You read this blog.

You've helped me feel incredibly blessed. Thank you.

I cannnot wait for her new album to come out, wheneva that is!

<a href="http://www.myspace.com/jennyowenyoungs" target="_blank"><img src="http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f221/musicbanners/JennyBanner.gif"/></a></center>

LoCAtiOn nOw!: pirate ship
MoOd nOw!: pleasedpleased
MuZik nOw!: elephant and castles - age of rockets
13 January 2009 @ 09:14 pm
My fortune cookie fortune today read:

"Accept something that you cannot change, and you will feel better."

I'd been awhile, since I'd gotten a fortune that was even close to being insightful. After reading this one though, I had a feeling that maybe this was one I should consider, kinda like a new years resolution type thing. Now, to think of something I cannot change might be a little bit hard, seeing how I'm usually kinda stubborn about giving up on things, and I also find it hard getting over things too. Like, if something happens that bothers me, I'll distract myself till I forget about it, but it's only temporary -- I'm unable to completely ever rid my mind of anything, especially unsavorable memories, lol. But yah, so now this cookie wants me to like "accept" something I can't change? I'm pretty sure that that would be one of the hardest challenges I'd ever try. Eh well, I guess I'll make a few attempts. As always, the risk of fortune cookies is the 50/50 chance of getting the "good" fortune or the "bad" fortune. Hopefully this is the good one!
LoCAtiOn nOw!: kitchennnnn
MoOd nOw!: determineddetermined
MuZik nOw!: Orestes - A Perfect Circle
05 January 2009 @ 06:00 pm
So, I think I'm a little late jumping on the "crushcrushfaint" fan train, but this song mash up was one of the best I'd heard since the Legion of Doom's "I Know What You Buried Last Summer". I am now a fan of Unforgettablesound's work.

Paramore+Linkin Park, thas pretty ill.

LoCAtiOn nOw!: home <for holidays>
MoOd nOw!: boredbored
MuZik nOw!: Island - starting Line
24 August 2008 @ 11:00 pm
Wow. The closing montage of the Olympic ceremony tonight was so...powerful, that it brought me to tears. I'll miss it soo ;)
LoCAtiOn nOw!: shrews
MoOd nOw!: hopefulhopeful
MuZik nOw!: dead poetic
18 August 2008 @ 09:45 pm
WAHHHHHHH 107 consecutive wins for Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh 2nite! Beach volleyball is my fav Olympic sport, (with gymnastics second) and those two are my favorite American team.

LoCAtiOn nOw!: kitchennnnnn
MoOd nOw!: bouncybouncy
MuZik nOw!: Death is in Love With Me - Kerli
02 August 2008 @ 11:17 pm
i really hate what alcohol does to people. 
LoCAtiOn nOw!: hudson r
MoOd nOw!: uncomfortableuncomfortable
MuZik nOw!: ?
01 August 2008 @ 03:30 am
it hurts to have the heart of a dancer, but not the body of one.

Ellen Sinopoli dance troupe
LoCAtiOn nOw!: egg - albany
MoOd nOw!: crushedcrushed
MuZik nOw!: ?