Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Is Your Bed Made? Is Your Sweater On?

Vampire Weekend's self titled debut cd came out today! i'm so excited. i'm not going to lie to you, i've had it for a while thanks to a semi-sketchy website, but it was one of those that i actually had to go out and BUY even though i already had it because it's just THAT absolutely amazing.

i guess they're four (absolutely adorable) columbia grads with an impeccable ear for catchy beats, and really who could ask for more in a group of boys? by looking at these polaroids, they have extremely good taste as well, very hip.

as for their sound.... they remind me a bit of the shins, but less fantastical, which i personally think is a good thing. i love the shins, but they sound like a more refined and more youthful fresh and hip version. they've got smart, swoon worthy lyrics, half random, half witty, and half romantic (yes, that adds up to three halves, but that's just how good they are).

ooh lala, added bonus of the day:

alex turner (of arctic monkeys) and lightspeed champion (formerly of test icicles) cover the strokes' reptilia!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Roller Skate Skinny.

ok. kirsten dunst's miu miu ads are ferosh. that's all.

those totally slaughter LiLo's.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Who's Your Boyfriend?

well. right now mine's Adam Green.

he's wonderfully erratic, semi depressed and quite witty (aren't all the singer songwriters i write about?). I got his Gemstones cd like a weekish ago or something and i adore him... i've meant to listen to him for such a long time because he's apparently like best friends with the Strokes (i heard a fab moretti reference in a song...) but i've only now just found his cd, and i am ever so greatful.

if you want to see what else i'm listening to... i've cleverly started using my last.fm again.... here's my weekly top

blahblahblah. anywhoo, i didn't really find too many after chrismtas sale items which was kind of a bummer. i spent more money on books, which is not so much a bummer. currently i am about 30 pages into each of the following books:

Wondeful Tonight is a bit slower than I thought it would be, I wish it was a memior instead of a full on biography, because quite frankly i don't really care about Pattie Boyd's childhood. i want to get to the rock and roll years.
Atonement is really really good (obviously, i guess that's why they made it a movie...), so far my favourite of the three. I love the characters already, I haven't seen the movie yet, and I don't plan on it until after I read the book becaues books are always better anyway.
Victoria Beckham's book is pretty much just a refresher course on her personal style incase you've not been keeping up with People or Us or what have you lately. But i really like vicbeck, obviously. She always looks classy... so i guess reading her book can't hurt. plus she made a 'little black gucci dress' allusion, which i quite appreciated.

and finally.. isn't it totallly crazy that it's swimsuit season already?! i got my victoria's secret swim catalog in the mail the other day and i was amazed. nothing new has happened in a year with swimsuits apparently... but i do really like these from urban outfitters, i'm pretty sure theyre exactly the same as the ones i liked last year... leftovers?

also.. i saw walk hard. the only thing i have to say about it is don't waste $7. superlame. so i made up for it by seeing Juno three times. WIZARD. i've become a juno quoting fiend. no one understands haha. and i promise i really will try and write more, i just forget, and get bored and lazy and uninspired in these winter days haha.

PPS...PSS? i don't know i never learned. GO READ PLAIN JAYNE's NEWEST POST because it rocks the house.