Thursday, February 26, 2009

general malaise

i'm not feeling well today. but these two gents from HEL looks made me smile.

this one is inspired by everything he gets for free, like his flatmate's wardrobe.

this one is inspired by sports and political history of the 70s and 80s.

i am really digging the songs from juliana hatfield's new album. here is an acoustic version of 'shining on'.

okay, back to my cookies and tea.

Friday, February 20, 2009

dance dance dance

BOOMBOX from Ely Kim on Vimeo

Breaking it up – alternative live video. Filmed by: Christian Haag from Lykke Li on Vimeo

an animal collective remix via the prefix mag.
'my girls', remix by hatchmatik

i can't help it. it's friday and i want to dance. dance. dance.

Monday, February 16, 2009

one small thing

this morning i can't stop listening to this song by nick cave and the bad seeds. so good.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

found entry 3

"i heard the other day on NPR that it was the start of whaling season off in this distant alaskan town. i thought, what a life -- marking time by such things... the whales are here, the fruit is ready, the sun is gone for good, the turtles are making nests. and then i realized that tonight is a full moon. and i'm a taurus and what does this all really mean except something that you read in a weekly paper. for fun. and amusement.
i just want to tell you what it is i want and what it is that i'm feeling in every little moment i look at you and your skin and your eyes and your neck. and when you list body parts like that it sounds so freaking ridiculous, but those are parts of you. parts of you i look at and lose track of time. because time just happens and in those moments i can't be bothered with the mundane aspects of life, like breathing or rain or socks."

Monday, February 9, 2009

three things

1. a little talkie-talk
i feel like my posts have been pretty vacuous lately. they have been something like extended twitter updates or facebook status messages -- little snippets of what's going on in my head at any given moment in time (and even at some undisclosed moment in time in the past, via my "found entry" posts). perhaps it is the case that extended narrative of what's going on with me seems even more self-indulgent than posting little thoughts or curiosities. but i should just give that up because having a blog is pretty freaking self-indulgent. and who is out there reading my blog? (interpret that as your chance to leave me a comment on this post.) you are surely a small voyeuristic bunch. but please don't get me wrong, i like it that you are reading these words. it validates this self-indulgent off-and-on habit of mine.

2. music
on a completely different note, next week i'm going to see antony and the johnsons. i'm excited about it. i hope that they will play a version of beyonce's 'crazy in love'. i can't get enough of their rendition of this song today.
here is a clip of them doing it:

he ends the song by saying, "who says that i'm not a teenage girl?"

3. knitting

and yeah, i'm still knitting, there's just no real photographic evidence of it.
i received a lovely knitted gift for christmas. here is a strange picture of me wearing the shawl/scarf that e made for me out of local handspun yarn:

she also gifted me some of her own handspun. i made a cowl (or neck gaiter) out of it. i just have to sew in the ends on that one and i can start wearing it. maybe a picture of that will be posted here some time in the future. or maybe not.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

found entry 2

"did i ever tell you that i once got a job in moldova? well, i did. but i didn't take it. i didn't move to moldova. i guess you probably know that, right? sometimes i wonder what my life would have been like if i had moved there for a few years. did you know that the capital of moldova is kishinev (or chisinau, depending upon how you spell it)? that's where i was supposed to live. and there would have been electricity outages and rabid dogs and all sorts of exciting things happening in russian that i wouldn't have understood for a while. things would have been really different if i had moved there... do you think it would be possible to go back and do it all differently?"

Wednesday, February 4, 2009