Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Blackbird opens online store. I go broke.

My favorite clothing boutique in all of North America is Blackbird based in Ballard (Seattle) WA. It's the top item on my list of things to do whenever I head to Seattle, and I read their blog religously. These guys have continually proven to be one of the best boutiques in the US. Everytime I go up there, the staff remembers who I am, which is rediculous given i'm not up there that often. Anyways, Blackbird just launched their online storefront today, and I am incredibly stoked. You should be to. Also, make sure to add their blog to your reader. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

O'Riley Factor... The upper echelon of SF citizenry

The O'Riley factor decided to send Jesse Walters down to San Francisco to see what life would be like under an Obama administration. Apparently SF is the archetype for liberal America. AWESOME! This video might be the funniest thing I have ever seen in my entire life. Walters somehow hunted down the upper echelon of SF citizenry for the video clip. I'm not going to deny that these folks don't exist in SF. Sure, there's tons of drug users, homeless, and insane folks. But seriously? How did they find such a great cast? I think this video captures what my Texas friends and family see whenever they visit me in SF. Hilarious!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Sole and The Skyrider Band tonight!

Sole & The Skyrider Band are performing tonight at Cafe du Nord! This is easily the most compelling hip-hop release of 2008. Come on out! Here's a video interview + sampler of S&TSB.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Skeletons: Money released

The Skeleton$ aka The Skeletons and the Kings of all Cities aka The Skeletons and the Girl Faced Boys just released their new record Money this week. I'm giving it a first listen as I just picked it up. Based on previous records of theirs, I recommend picking it up. I hung out with Matt (lead singer) at 12 Galaxies in SF last year when they were in town, and he's a cool dude.
Oh yeah, they're performing in SF on my birthday, Nov 13.

As for past records by Skeletons, I'd describe them as:

1. "Git" = instant classic

2. "Lucas" = complex and interesting

3. "Life and the Afterbirth" = great pop music

Here's a link to a performance of "Boom! (Money)" off their new record.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Best iPhone scenario ever

I'm writing this as I stand in The Independent waiting for The Dears
to play. Some great song starts playing on the PA. I rush to the
iPhone app store and download Kazaam. I sample the song and find it's
Besnard Lakes "Disaster." all before the song ends. F'ing awesome.

Sent from my iPhone

Microsonging: Parenthetical Girls "A Song for Ellie Greenwich"

I want to start a new idea called Microsonging. It's sort of like Microblogging, but for music I'm currently hooked on. Right now it's "A Song for Ellie Greenwich" by Parenthetical Girls. Here's a YouTube link!