awesome mural just went up on Market Street, and i hope it’s not just advertising for some new natural foods store. fantastic morning views on what would be an otherwise seedy ride to work past the strip clubs and donut shops:
I know ive been neglecting the blog, but ive been absolutely slammed at work. We’re right in the thick of earnings season, and with the education conference in two weeks, im anticipating far too many early mornings and long nights ahead. the goal: charge through the next 15 days until im exactly where i want to be.
Tonstartssbandt – Black Country <– woozy, dark, and it sounds like it was recorded in someone’s basement – from the next room.
Janelle Monae – Violet Stars Happy Hunting!!! <– from the fantastic Metropolis The Chase Suite, her really cool concept EP. love her voice, and love the r&b / rock thing she does so well. reminds me a bit of the Noisettes, actually. (oh, and this is totally for Kia Motors’ new Kia Soul campaign, but check out this track: Come Alive (The War of the Roses))
Kesha – Tik Tok <– sent this out a while back when it was still titled, “P Diddy”. This version is much slicker, and still catchy as heck. it’s like rihanna x uffie x a little bit of gaga. loooove it.
Boy Crisis – Dressed to Digress <– this song always makes me smile. a little electronic, a little dark, and absolutely adorably nonesensical yet romantic lyrics. and a very catchy hook. my favorite part — you can do me like Bruce Springsteen / ask the swim team / pass the string beans /let me love you like you’re the shit girl, youre the shit girl. —
Smith Westerns – Imagine pt 3 <– pure pop sweetness. there’s nothing especially new here, but it’s well executed and more than enjoyable. little bit of belle & sebastian sound to it too, which doesnt hurt.