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New York, New York, United States
"Life isn't divided into genres. It's a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel."

Monday, February 23, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

DJ baby

This budding DJ will out-school all you veteran jockeys!! Plus, he's probably got around the same maturity level..

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My soundtrack

1. Turn on your iPod
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing

Opening credits: Chemicals - The Notwist

Waking up: The Ocean Always Wins - She's Spanish, I'm American

First day of school: Everything is Alright - Four Tet

Falling in love: Breathe - Telepopmusik

First song: Jigsaw Falling Into Place - Radiohead

Breaking up: The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows - Brand New

Prom: Trains to Brazil - Guillemots

Life: Secret Meeting - The National

Mental breakdown: Ready For the Floor - Hot Chip

Driving: Mansard Roof - Vampire Weekend

Flashback: Flux - Bloc Party

Getting back together: White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes

Wedding: Spiralling - Keane

Birth of a child: I Need Something - Newton Faulkner

Final battle: Burning - Whitest Boy Alive

Death scene: Mistaken For Strangers - The National

Funeral song: I Still Remember - Bloc Party

End credits: Skinny Love - Bon Iver

I know these things are silly but more than a few of these are spookily apt...! (my personal favs: Falling in love and Mental breakdown....Wedding and End Credits are hilarious)

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Shantaram is the partially autobiographical story of a man who escapes from prison in Australia and finds himself in India. At first he is bewildered and taken aback by the sheer scope of the country and the numbers of people. However, he quickly falls in love with India and the various characters he meets while he travels to a tiny Marathi village, when he works as a doctor in a Mumbai slum, while he moonlights as a goonda for an infamous Muslim gangster. This is truly an epic tale of one man's transformation and his infinite love for a beautiful nation.

This is my second time through this novel and I found it just as inspiring and heartbreaking as my first time through it. Lin Ford is a good man just trying to find a way to atone for his past life and to scour his heart clean in a nation that so willingly embraces him. The way the author describes India is breathtaking, as cliche as this sounds, I honestly felt like I've traveled there and was immersed in its rich and vibrant culture.

My one complaint with the book is that Roberts tends to get a little too flowery with his passages and descriptions. I never thought I'd say that, but there's a limit to the number of obscure and grandiose statements he can make. I mean come on, the book is already over 1,000 pages long

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

NYC pictorial pt. III : Winter pt. II

Hmm, the title of this series is quickly becoming too complex...although I did just debate abbreviating the whole thing (NYCPPIII:WPII aaahah)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Junior Boys

New song obsession. (click on) The weird thing is, it's not really that spectacular of a song. It takes too long to build up and the beat sounds like something even I could create on Ableton. Buuuut, the chorus. It's the chorus that gets me. He sings in falsetto the entire song except for one tiny section of the chorus where he says"final taste before you're taken away" and I can just feel the intensity, the passion, the verve in just that one little line. And it's those three seconds that completely sold me on the whole song.

Oh alcohol, where art thou?

Suz and Ro: where's the booze!?!??!