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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Dead Man's Bones

Dead Man's Bones seems perfect for Halloween because they're kind of spooky all the time. Led by Ryan Gosling (you know, of Lars and The Real Girl and The Notebook) and often featuring choirs, many of them childrens choirs dressed up as little skeletons or zombies, Dead Man's Bones is definitely growing on me with every listen.

This is my favorite song so far. It's very appropriate for Halloween.

My Bodys a Zombie For You - Dead Mans Bones

Ha Ha Tonka

( Via: Friends With Both Arms)

These guys came to Columbia a million times while I was at Mizzou and I never knew who they were. But now I realized I missed out!!! Doesn't this remind you of the O Brother Where Art Thou Soundtrack?

St. Nick On the Fourth in a Fervor (Album Version) - Ha Ha Tonka

You Lit Up the Night (Album Version) - Ha Ha Tonka

Friday, October 30, 2009

Literary Snob

"Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it." P.J. O’Rourke

Via Flickr

Glen Hansard - Say It To Me Now

Here is one example of why I want to see The Swell Season live when they roll into the STL.

(Via Tyler Knott Gregson)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mary and Max

Monday, October 26, 2009

New York Times - When No One's Looking

From the New York Times: As an increasing number of runaway children are trying to survive on the streets, a group of teenagers in Medford, Ore., use a number of legal and illegal strategies to get by.

Related Article Here

"The runaways spend much of their time avoiding the authorities because they assume the officials are trying to send them home. But most often the police are not looking for them as missing-person cases at all, just responding to complaints about loitering or menacing. In fact, federal data indicate that usually no one is looking for the runaways, either because parents have not reported them missing or the police have mishandled the reports."

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Travis Pastrana

I've loved Travis Pastrana since I was in my early teen years. Since his show Nitro Circus has been on MTV the world has gotten weekly doses of his all american face for a while now. They've also gotten weekly doses of him almost dying all the time.

Here's Travis jumping out of a plane WITHOUT a parachute!!!

65 foot jump in a shifter cart!

Riding down a massive, muddy hill in a tire!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Invisible Children - Why We Want Obama

IC's most recent video on why we need to push Obama to make the arrest of Joseph Kony a priority. (Also, how dreamy is Laren Poole! (guy on the right) )

Seth Meyers on Jimmy Fallon

Seth Meyers (from SNL) and his brother Josh were on Jimmy Fallon recently to do some brother to brother trivia. They're both adorable and I want to be friends with them.

Part 1

Part 2

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It Could Be Worse

I might make one for my own room.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

La Blogotheque - White Rabbits

White Rabbits - Percussion Gun - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

White Rabbits - Rudie Fails - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

These lads are coming to St. Louis in the near future. Color me excited!

Custom Vans

I would like a pair of each of these shoes please. There are many more customized kicks here.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Yo Gabba Gabba

Yo Gabba Gabba is a kids program (although I hear it's also appreciated by college age stoners) on Nick Jr. Every week there is a musical guest, all of which so far have been indie or hipster and sometimes other guests like Jack Black, Elijah Wood, Jack Mcbrayer or Andy Samberg.

Some other noteables include...
Mates of State
Of Montreal and Kangaroo Alliance
Amy Sedaris
The Ting Tings
The Aquabats
Rhys Darby (from Flight of the Conchords)
Tanya and Petra Hayden

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Marc Johns

Fact: Marc Johns makes lots of fun watercolor art.
"Marc Johns creates whimsical drawings filled with dry wit and humour. Whether it’s a man with branches growing out of his head that need pruning, or a pipe that’s trying to quit smoking, his characters are simply, sparsely drawn, yet speak volumes with just a few strokes of the pen. He's been drawing since he was tiny. He's not tiny anymore, but he's not exactly big either. Marc is not sure why he's talking about himself in the third person..."

Flamboyant Bella

If you like happy little ditty's and English accents then you'll like Flamboyant Bella. End of story.
(My favorite song is called Abbi but I couldn't find it on Imeem to put up here. It's on their myspace though)

Touch - Flamboyant Bella

My Skies, - Flamboyant Bella

Monday, October 12, 2009

Kate Jablonski - Twilight

Another dance from the uber-talented Kate Jablonski and this award-winning piece has the wonderful music of Devotchka featured. Here are a few more dances if you're interested (which you should be).

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Friends With Both Arms

Friends With Both Arms is a music blog that has a large amount of fantastic artists. Every entry seems intentionally chosen, interesting, well explained and still eye and ear catching. Here are two of my favorite artists that I've learned about from Friends With Both Arms so far.

Thanks Invisible Children Blog for posting about this!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Halpert-Beesly Wedding

HERE you can view an official wedding gallery of Jim and Pam's wedding. There's a guestbook full of comments from wedding attenders and even a video blog that may or may feature Jim with no pants.

Pictures of Walls

There's one more picture of a wall here and a lot more here.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Opening Ceremony's WTWTA line

Opening Ceremony has made a line of Where the Wild Things Are inspired clothing. The $600+ dollar Max suit is already sold out. You can see all of the collection here.
(Also, don't you like the little photo grid I made? I'm kind of proud of myself.)

Paper Route

This video is really sweet and I could only hope that everyone has something so thoughtful done for them in their lives.
It isn't the band's official video but "Parlay Films Presents a Scion Xpress Fest 2006 Music Video Contest Contender. This is an amazing little music video produced and directed by Parlay Films-in a short film format for the band Paper Route. The song "Only Words" fueled this imaginative story written by director John Welsh."
And doesn't the boy in the video look a bit like Rupert Grint?

More Paper Route

12 Dance On Our Graves - Paper Route

Carousel - Paper Route

Monday, October 5, 2009

Ed Westwick for Arena Homme +

Ed Westwick is on Gossip Girl.He is also adorable in these pictures.Arena Homme + is a biannually published men's magazine with no official website to be found. I like these photos more than the cover.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

11 Types of Strangers

This is hilarious.

"About This Video: They forgot the 12th type: the Police-Officer-Posing-As-Stranger-Danger-Instructor."

Kevin Hammond - Broken Down

Itunes released a few free playlists recently and on the Back to School playlist there was a song called Maybe by Kevin Hammond. I loved it and tried to find a way to put it up here. Alas, it couldn't be located but instead here is a video of Kevin singing his song, Broken Down, acoustically. As you can hear his voice is a-ma-zing (uh-may-zing). Go to his Myspace page to hear more.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy Weekend!

This weekend I will be eating wonderful diner food for late Saturday breakfast, going to the Taste of St. Louis, having book club and laughing a lot.
Image via LeLove