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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Kimbra - Settle Down

I want to have hair like Kimbra's. Unfortunately, I can't find much more information on this lovely Kiwi artist. On another note, the little girl in this video is amazing. You can see the crazy that is going on inside her head just by looking at her.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Mumford and Sons - Gentlemen Of The Road Tour Documentary


Friday, June 25, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Something To Write Home About

While I'm off in Kurdistan, Iraq for the summer I'll be doing most of my posting from HERE!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Preemptive Love Coalition - Remedy Mission

I'm interning with PLC this summer. In fact, I leave on Friday! They work to fund and provide heart surgeries for Iraqi children who have been gravely affected by Saddam Hussein's chemical warfare. PLC has an amazing opportunity to provide 30 surgeries for kids in one month!!!!! That's about the same amount they were able to provide in all of 2009! But they need to raise a sizable chunk of money quick! Please consider donating any amount of money you can to this cause. It will truly make an impact. 

Monday, May 17, 2010

Dawes - When My Time Comes

I have loved this song since I first heard it. Now there is a wonderful little story of a video to accompany this fantastic tune.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

J.K. Rowling's Harvard Commencement Speech

J.K. Rowling speaks on the value of failure and imagination.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sandcastle Land

I wish I could live inside this sandcastle. I want to go to there. 
From here

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Wakey! Wakey! and Alexander Fairchild

Friends With Both Arms has given me many musical gifts (the best of which has been Mumford and Sons last October). Most recently these two videos were posted and once again I was thankful for FWBA's presence in my life. 
Things I like about Car Crash by Wakey! Wakey!...awkward teen drama, his voice, violin. 
Things I like about Not Gonna Argue by Alexander Fairchild...lyrics, creepy love/murder story, flannel.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Harvard Sailing Team - Boys Will Be Girls

I. Love. This. Video. 


This movie has an interesting concept. I think it would kind of ruin things to have one of those timers...but at the same time how convenient!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Lissie's voice is a little folksy, a little country, a little scruffy and a lot awesome.
Listen to more of her music here.

And for good measure...

Owl Time

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Morning Benders - Excuses

I want to become a musician just so I can be involved in fantastic communities like this one. 

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

How Genetics Work

From here

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Local Natives - BBC Radio 1 Sessions

I know Local Natives is one of the popular hipster bands of the minute and I'm a little late discovering them but now I have and I really like what they're putting out there.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

No One Knows About Persian Cats Trailer

This movie is about the undergound indie rock scene in Iran and it looks amazing.

Breaking Upwards Trailer

Dawes - Love Is All I Am

                        I don't really understand the video but I like the song! My favorite Dawes song so far though is When My Time Comes. Listen here.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Born Ruffians - I Need A Life

Just saw them at SXSW. They're good.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Equestrian Vaulting

I saw a version of this last night at the Rodeo. It looks very tricky but difficult to take seriously.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tropicana brings the sun to Inuvik, Canada

       “Juice brand Tropicana wanted to highlight the fact that sunlight plays an important role in the morning ritual of millions of Canadians, to coincide with the launch of its newest juice, Tropicana Essentials, with added calcium and vitamin D.

      In order to do this, Tropicana spent a month in Inuvik, one of the country’s northernmost towns, during the coldest and darkest days of the winter. The 3,500 residents of the Arctic town in the Northwest Territories live without a sunrise for several weeks every winter. Tropicana literally brought a brighter morning to Inuvik with a giant artificial sun that emitted 100,000 lumens of light. A team of Canadian filmmakers captured the raising of the ’sun’ in Inuvik for a series of documentary-style commercials.

      The lights were affixed to a 36-foot wide helium balloon which then rose and illuminated the town. The Tropicana Brand’s ’sunrise’ coincided with Inuvik’s annual Sunrise Festival, which celebrates the return of sunlight after weeks of relative darkness." 

More Here

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

She & Him - In The Sun

In The Sun is the first video from She & Him's next album, Volume Two. I don't love Zooey's voice but this video is just too cute.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Jimmy Kimmel - Handsome Men's Club

Members of the Handsome Men's Club include: Patrick Dempsey, Rob Lowe, Taye Diggs, Tony Romo, Matthew McConaughey, John Krasinski, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Sting, Josh Hartnett, Lenny Kravitz, and Gilles Marini. This is a win, win, win situation.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

TED Talks - The LXD

You may remember The LXD from their performance on SYTYCD or have seen the trailers for their upcoming web series. They're also performing at The Oscars tonight thus making this the only Oscars I have ever rearranged my schedule to watch. They are phenomenal to say the least. 
Here's a little bonus: Madd Chadd doing an Oscar promo . Yes, he does do modeling as well.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Hold Your Horses - 70 Million

I have a crush on this band. They seem so fun to hang out with!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Human Seatbelt Commercial

This commercial is beautiful.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Discovery Channel - "Life"

Discovery Channel and BBC are impressive. Planet Earth made nature seem more intense and interesting. Blue Planet was equally awe inspiring. Now they have Life which will focus much more closely on the creatures on all of our continents. And if you're wondering how they film all this stuff here's a little behind the scenes action.

This little guy doesn't seem like much but he's actually kind of awesome.

This bug swallows air and then uses it to expand his head and blow up his eyes!!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

"Empathic Civilization": Is It Time To Replace The American Dream?

"Surveys show that the millennial generation in the United States is much more likely than older generations to feel empathy for others. They are far more concerned with the planetary environment and climate change and more likely to favor sustainable economic growth. They are also more likely to believe that government has a responsibility to take care of people who can't care for themselves, and are more supportive of a bigger role of government in providing basic services. They are more supportive of globalization and immigration than older generations. They are also more racially diverse and the most tolerant of any generation in history in support of gender equality and the willingness to champion the rights of the disabled, gays, other minorities, as well as our fellow creatures. In short, they favor a world of inclusivity over exclusivity, and are more comfortable in distributed networks than in old fashioned centralized hierarchies that establish boundaries and restrictions separating people from one another." 

"After all, if the American Dream were really working, each person would be able to fend for him or herself in a self-regulating market and be without need of an economic stimulus package or universal healthcare. The reality, however, is that nearly one out of five Americans are either unemployed, underemployed, or have given up looking for work all together, and millions of families are facing foreclosures in a land where homeownership has been regarded as the epitome of the American Dream. Climate change is particularly upsetting; it implies that the invisible hand of the marketplace is both an enabler of global warming and incapable of addressing it without government intervention."

Via: IC

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Rox - My Baby Left Me

Truth is, I saw this picture of Rox on PMA and hoped I would like her music because I thought this picture was so beautiful and I wanted a reason to post it. Luckily, I DO like her music! My Baby Left Me is the UK songstress's debut single. The version in the video is a bit more pop and the demo version found here has a bit more soul. Take your pick!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Vampire Weekend - Giving Up The Gun

Joe Jonas, Jake Gyllenhall and Lil Jon all make cameos in Vampire Weekend's latest video. And it's great.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

GOOD Magazine: How America Eats

GOOD Magazine has lots of clever infographics. Here are some breaking down our food habits.

Via: IC

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Paris 1963 - Children's Puppet Show

I've seen the top picture a couple places around the internet but never knew what it was from. These are both from a Parisian puppet show in 1963. The bottom picture is of the children reacting to the moment St. George slays the dragon.

Nuit Blanche

This short film is just beautiful. 
If you're curious here's the making of.
They also made Yeasayer's Ambling Alp video.
Via: Deb

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

R. Buckminster Fuller quote

“Our beds are empty two-thirds of the time. Our living rooms are empty seven-eighths of the time. Our office buildings are empty one-half of the time. It’s time we gave this some thought.” 
—R. Buckminster Fuller

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Eve Ensler at TED India

"Imagine girl is a chip in the huge microcosm of our collective consciousness, which is essential to the balance, wisdom and future of humanity.
Imagine that girl is the part of each of us that feels compassion, empathy, passion, intensity, association, relationship, emotion, play, resistance, vulnerability, intuitive intelligence, vision.
Imagine that compassion informs wisdom. That vulnerability is our greatest strength. That emotions have inherent logic and lead to radical saving action.
Now remember that those in power essentially taught us and conditioned us to believe the opposite:
Compassion clouds your thinking.
Vulnerability is weakness.
Emotions are not to be truted.
Don't take things personally.
To be a boy means not to be a girl.
To be a man means not to be a girl.
To be strong means not to be a girl.
To be a woman means not to be a girl.
To be a leader means not to be a girl.
It must be very powerful to be a girl if everyone Is taught not to be one." - Eve Ensler

Monday, February 1, 2010

Unhappy Hipsters

Unhappy Hipsters is a blog that takes photos from Dwell, a design magazine, and pairs them with cleverly sad little comments.

"He is sad because his house looks like an elementary school. And all the children have died."
"You can come out when you can properly explain the differences between Modernist architecture and postmodern ornamentation."

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Neil Gaiman Quote - Love in the old-fashioned way

“Let us begin this letter, this prelude to an encounter, formally, as a declaration, in the old-fashioned way: I love you. You do not know me (although you have seen me, smiled at me). I know you (although not so well as I would like. I want to be there when your eyes flutter open in the morning, and you see me, and you smile. Surely this would be paradise enough?). So I do declare myself to you now, with pen set to paper. I declare it again: I love you.” — Neil Gaiman

Via: I Heart Love

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Toms Intern Video

Would I mind moving to Santa Monica for the summer and working for these amaaaaazing people? Hell no, let's go!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Justin Timberlake and Matt Morris - Hallelujah

The Hope for Haiti telethon raised $59 million for the destroyed country. This beautiful performance (from the telethon) by Justin Timberlake and Matt Morris has probably just become my favorite version of the much covered Leonard Cohen song, Hallelujah.

Saintseneca - Shipwrecked

"This band is called Saintseneca, from Columbus Ohio and their sound is along the same vein as many other foot stomping, people-having, instrument heavy folk music that has been emerging out of basements and living rooms everywhere lately." - Friends With Both Arms

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ok Go - This Too Shall Pass

Another fantastic one take video from Ok Go! The band nerd in me is very excited right now.
(I couldn't find a larger video that would let me embed. Sorry!)

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Swapdoodles Project

Learn more about this project on this site 
or this site!!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

M.I.A. - Space Odessey

“The song and video were made Monday night for $100, after the New York Times, as she says: ‘f---ed up so hard,”’ M.I.A.’s publicist told the Fader. “She obviously finds it reckless and ignorant of the paper to not even scratch their own walls on what is reality in Sri Lanka.”

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bad Romance Equation

May Boatwright - The Secret Life of Bees

“Our mother said she was like Mary, with her heart on the outside of her chest.” -August Boatwright about her sister, May Boatwright, in the film The Secret Life of Bees

The character of May Boatwright is known for feeling everyone elses sorrows so deeply that most sadness wrecks her. When things are good she is happy-go-lucky; she is not a depressed or meloncholy character at all. May has an outstanding capacity for empathy.  This characteristic isn't shown in the film as a weakness. It's implied that she is almost stronger than everyone else because she is able to feel so deeply and care so fiercely for others. I hope I am more like her than not.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros

The real reason we are all here.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Wendell Berry Quote

  "I now suspect that if we work with machines the world will seem to us to be a machine, but if we work with living creatures the world will appear to us as a living creature.
-Wendell Berry

Friday, January 8, 2010

Lincoln Is Wise

"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."
~ Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Amber Rubarth - You Will Love This Song

...and I really do.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

Ian Axel - This is the New Year

Originally I had this video posted as a New Year's song. But really it was quiet sad...unlike this fantastic, happy, joyous video (which I only discovered because a friend posted it on facebook)!!! Don't you just want to be friends with these people and have dinner parties together. Ian Axel's album will be out on Itunes on January 5th.