masking tape art by one of my favorite north jersey artists, kayt hester. she has a new show, "caribou" opening on 8/2/2011 at LITM in jersey city featuring works inspired by the pixies. i am definitaly excited for this. she will also have brand new buttons on sale with all proceeds going to support the liberty humane society. come check it out!
-WILD FLAG's debut album is set to be released in october shit son! they're the new band of carrie brownstein/janet wiess of sleater-kinney and mary timony of helium (and is a solo artist as well) and which happen to be two of my all time favorite bands
-not drinking soda is really fucking hard. can i just say that!? i'm trying though, i really am.
-5 questions with Ben Gibbard
-an interview and live performance from thurston moore (see below for more sonic youth action)
-i took three of my four cats to the vet today (the one will not come out of hiding nor will he let me pick him up) and let me tell you, wrestling them into their carriers is loooooads of fun first thing in the morning. i felt really bad when they yowled and cried for the whole car ride but fortunately everyone is in more or less good health. though one of them has really bad teeth and needs to get them fixed soon and one of them needs a diet cuz she's a porker. haha.
-omg why am i such a sucker for blue raspberry?
SONIC YOUTH- bull in the heather/youth against fascism [i've listened to SY sporadically over the years but never got super into them. lately though, i've been listening to them a lot and have been working on filling in the holes in my collection of their impressively large catalog of music. i picked "bull in the heather" because it was the fist SY song i ever heard and i just really dig "youth against fascism" i wish i had listened to them more in depth when i was younger but i had a hard time with music that wasn't easily accessable-prob why i like "bull in the heather" because its an easy song to get introduced to them with. as i've gotten older though i've really embraced their complex stuff and like to get lost in the textures and layers. i'm just delving now into their "SYR" series of records that they've been putting out in addition to their studio albums since about 1997 which feature mostly instrumetal and experimental tracks. i had a chance to see SY in 2004 (patti smith played too!) and below is a shot i got at that gig]