Thursday, May 28, 2009

Textbook Love

"textbook love" by Fleet Foxes

I was in the classroom after school,
Working on the chalkboard once again.
You were in your uniform,
Standing by the door,
When I saw you,
Saw you there.

You were wondering if I'd walk you home
Even though I lived on the opposite side,
I said sure I don't need to home soon anyway,

Oh textbook love,
Textbook love,
Hold my little hand baby.

I started to wear my dad's cologne,
Started combin my hair to the side,
Anything I could do,
Just to keep your attention on me.

But I was just a phantom passin by,
When you were on the track home with you friends.
I was nobody at all,
I just needed an answer baby.

Textbook love,
Textbook love,
Hold my little hand baby.

Textbook Love.
You were the little girl,
I was dreamin' of.
Hold my little hand baby.

Never will I know what you saw in me,
Surely knew exactly what I saw in you.
Thinking back now,
I'm sure that was the only attraction.

Textbook love,
with a textbook style.
Textbook girl,
With a textbook smile.
Textbook love,
When I was on my way to redemption.

Textbook love,
Textbook love,
Hold my little hand baby.

Textbook Love.
You were the little girl,
I was dreamin' of.
Hold my little hand baby.

Lord it's a shame I know,
Thinking of how it could go.
Hold my little hand baby.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


So my family and I went out to dinner to Buenos Aires Argentinian Grill today. While waiting for our food to be served, i was shocked to hear "Perfect Exceeder" playing through the restaurant. I had never heard this song be played anywhere else-i first heard of it a while back through fashion videos. And supposedly Justice made a remix of it..? I've never heard it. Anyways, this up-beat song made my meal a lot more exciting.

P.s. Those are some crazy eyelashes.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Truly in awe of this Seattle based folk band, I really feel the honor of being able to see them perform live at this year's Coachella Music & Arts Festival. Their lyrics are inspiring and are deep in meaning and their raspy yet harmonizing voices reflect the skills of true musicians. Their success in even singing acapella just shows that you don't need guidance of instruments to be considered a musician. Fleet Foxes (subpop records) hold an importance place in my heart and of course in my mp3 playlist as well.


photos:lauren dukoff

Saturday, May 16, 2009



Last night i had a dream with Farah Fawcett in it. I blame it on last night's showing of "Farah's Story". That show was really good, unfortunately i didn't finish it because i fell asleep. And Farah is great writer. Anyways back to my dream. She was in my circle of friends. I was alseep and woke to noise of laughter in my living room. I went to go see who it was and i saw all my friends, sitting on the couch, on the floor, and some with their heads on the stomachs of others. Farah was the only one who spoke. She said "Wow, i can't believe you're finally getting up. It's nearly 5 o'clock (p.m)." I didn't say anything. I just felt cool because Farah was my friend. I then went to my kitchen to grab some sparkling water and went to join them in the living room. Thats where my dream ends. Weird.



Thursday, May 14, 2009


Michelle bought tickets, so in two weeks, we'll be attending this.:]

Monday, May 11, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009



A bird came down the walk:
He did not know I saw;
He bit an angle-worm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw.

And then he drank a dew
From a convenient grass,
And then hopped sidewise to the wall
To let a beetle pass.

He glanced with rapid eyes
That hurried all abroad, --
They looked like frightened beads, I thought;
He stirred his velvet head

Like one in danger; cautious,
I offered him a crumb,
And he unrolled his feathers
And rowed him softer home

Than oars divide the ocean,
Too silver for a seam,
Or butterflies, off banks of noon,
Leap, plashless, as they swim.

I read this poem in my English Literature class this year and i just loved it.


Thursday, May 7, 2009


I recently had the opportunity to listen to some tracks off Coconut Record's latest album Davy (released 2009) Songs such as "Microphone", "Drummer" and "The Summer" surely enough gives Jason Schwartzman some justice for his musical skills. Like his 2007 album, Nighttiming , Davy introduces a new set of foot tapping ballads and songs that make you want to hum wherever you are, being in an elevator with a set of people you don't know, grocery shopping, or simply just hum to yourself. It is no doubt that with these two albums Schwartzman proves his talent not as just an actor but as a brilliant musician as well. For those who have never heard of Coconut Records or just haven't had the time to listen to his new album, i highly recommend you to get off your lazy ass and listen to COCONUT now!


Why couldn't i have been born in an era when music scenes like this was occurring. Marc Bolan is effortlessly cool with that boa.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I first came across Laura Marling on the track "Young Love" by English band, The Mystery Jets. Shortly after, she appeared in Noah & The Whales' "5 Years Time" as back-up vocals. My sister began listening to her solo tracks these last few days and I had completely forgotten how truly remarkable her voice is. At just 19 years old, Laura Marling is slowly beginning to make a name for herself with tracks such as "Ghosts" and my personal favorite "New Romantic" ,not to mention the incredible cover of Neil Young's "The Needle & The Damage Done". Her delicate but somewhat growling voice and heart-filling lyrics are what draw fans of folk music to her art of music.


I've had this song playing in my head for the last days.


I remember liking this song when i was a younger girl. To this day, everytime i hear it, i can recall those memories.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009



There something about the different color schemes and shapes that fascinate me about feathers.


This summer I swam in the ocean,

And I swam in a swimming pool,
Salt my wounds, chlorine my eyes,
I'm a self-destructive fool, a self-destructive fool.

Monday, May 4, 2009


Whisper in my ear, tell me the things i want to hear, cause to know that you are near is what makes me happy. And just to know that you love me takes away my only fear.

"Penniless and tired, with your hair grown long
I was looking at you there and your face looked wrong
Memory is a fickle siren song
I didn't understand"


If you haven’t heard Alela Diane by now, shame on you. If you haven’t heard Headless Heroes, well, OK. The latter is a new-ish project featuring a cast of musicians—including Diane—performing songs from Daniel Johnston, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Nick Cave as well as some more obscure ’60s tunes by British songstress Vashti Bunyan, British singer-songwriter Philamore Lincoln and California folk duo The Gentle Soul.

The record—The Silence of Love—came out in the UK in November of last year, and will be be released in the U.S. and Canada May 19 on World’s Fair. The Headless Heroes versions don’t simply ape the originals. It’s less folky than Diane’s solo work, but her vocals are still the centerpiece, given even more weight with the lusher production. A few of the songs on The Silence of Love are pretty nondescript, but I’m liking the versions of The Jesus & Mary Chain’s “Just Like Honey” and especially Lincoln’s “The North Wind Blew South.” The videos are cool, too.