Ambassadors – Unconsolable <– love the lyrics and semi-lazy delivery. totally catchy drum beat. i can totally forgive that unconsolable is NOT a word.

Jim Ward ft. Tegan Quin – Broken Songs <– ex-ADTI / Sparta frontman Ward and 1/2 of my fave chick band? fantastically sparse.

Kyla La Grange – Courage my new british obsession. mark my words, she’s gonna blow up.

Chiddy Bang – Mind Your Manners – fantastic use of Icona Pop’s hit. 

Florence and the Machine – Drumming (acoustic) my fave flo song, stripped down.

Dolly Parton & Kris Kristofferson – Me and Bobby McGee – an absolute classic. this song won over the neighbors at k’s high school grad party. success.

oh wait, and he did.

Bon Iver takes on the classic made famous by Bonnie Raitt in ’91: I cant make you love me

another song id love to hear him cover: And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going


the ultimate goal.

lots going on. ish.
tab started wards and is on Q4, half-trained for a half marathon and beat my goal time of 2 hrs by 7 minutes thanks to CJ and Lauren, attempting to study for more tests, earnings season is about to start, obsessed with anything and everything by Harlan Coben, trying to get back into my weekly mp3 blasts but failing miserably, working on perfecting my poached egg (more vinegar? less??), trying to do more yoga (and work on those ridiculously fun arm balances), juggle lots of visiting friends and family, try to actually train for another half next month, keep up with work, make more banana pancakes on lazy sundays w tab, check out all the new restaurants that keep popping up in the mission, and still work in some time for both the laundry and the pup.  and maybe carve a pumpkin this weekend?

some goodies:
Dead Man’s Bones – Pa Pa Power <– if you liked “my body’s a zombie for you” – which i did, youll dig this.
Interpol – Barracade <– still not sure how i feel about the rest of Paul Banks & Co’s new LP, but this is good
Morgan Page & Lissie – Longest Road <– been overplaying this all summer and it gets better every time
Gayngs – By Your Side <– Justin Vernon + 22 friends covering Sade? perfection
Passion Pit – Tonight, Tonight <– dont worry, i havent forgotten these guys. Fantastic pumpkins cover.

Also started a tumblr @ rightmindleftcoast.tumblr.com but undecided about whether or not anyone but t will read it. plus, you cant post more than one mp3 a day. we’ll see.


florence is playing coachella. popping up on soundtracks and trailers for massively popular flicks.  getting airtime on the radio. showing up on random USA channel tv shows. getting nominated for multiple mtv music video awards. and getting interviewed by autostraddle.

hell yes. finally getting the recognition she deserves after blowing up in the UK last yr and getting shortlisted for the mercury.


read the interview here: http://www.autostraddle.com/florence-the-machine-the-autostraddle-interview-59132/

check out Youve got the love – the xx remix

summer jams

so so good.

the naked and famous: young blood.

the knocks: make it better.

more to come.

8. 6. 2010.

in 3D.

i cannot wait. maybe channing will even do another cameo (!!)… hey, a girl can dream.

it’s not over…

just read books 1 through 7. talk about literary crack (or, in my case, it’s its) – you know it’s bad, but it’s so good you just cant stop.  i’ve got them in pdfs, so let me know if you want ’em.

now i just need to get my hands (mouse) on an electronic version of book #8, Wanted.
because really, ive got to know: what were jenna and jason fighting about? and will aria ever give up her weird attraction to older men? and why must emily STILL be so pathetic about Ali? and is she ever going to stop feeling guilty for having sex (and liking it)? and is spencer ever going to get in her parent’s good graces again? and when will hanna redeem herself? i dont trust kate either, but she might be going a liiiittle overboard. has anyone else finished 1-7 and care to speculate??

oh and i guess i totally need to watch episode 2. good thing i already know more than enough about the Jenna thing! but whyd ABC family make Toby 2010 so creepy looking? isnt he supposed to be all angular and gorgeous?

hey cutie.

alloy entertainment is like nora roberts for the tween crowd. and me.
plus, there’s totally a lez storyline (and it’s not just for sweeps!).
this better be on hulu.