Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mumford & Sons

Today has been brought to you by this:
Mumford & Sons - "Home/Untitled" (Live on KBCO) by TwentyFourBit.com

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Greg Laswell

I need to admit something in order to properly introduce this, here goes, and feel free to judge away.... I like to tell myself normal people watch tv with their feet up, relaxed on a couch with a notepad and pen in their hand so they can frantically jot down any glimpse of lyric they want to hear the whole song to - new or old. That way, I would be completely normal, as there are a million notes to self scattered throughout my desk,apartment and life in general with just parts of lyrics I hear, not just via tv, but throughout the day that I want to follow up on. Clearly, normal human behavior. I dont think I've come to terms with exactly how normal I am, because if I'm with someone when my ears perk up to a song, I'll revert to my phone and write myself emails to mask this normalcy. Needles to say, my inbox is currently clogged, and I have happy butterflies thinking about it. Nothing is more exciting to me than reviewing my notes to self.

So, I was watching the audition episodes of SYTYCD (Canada version) this week, and like the completely normal person I am, I wrote down all the songs I wanted to look up/add to certain playlists. There were 12, fyi. One in particular was a cover of This Woman's Work, not because I liked it better/less than the Maxwell or Kate Bush versions, but simply because its such a beautiful song and I hadnt heard this version before ....After a brief youtube search, enter Greg Laswell. Be prepared to want to take a long drive on a warm night, with a clear sky and the windows open on a country road when you hear his voice. (another favorite passtime of mine. Imagine the paper/email lyrics that come out of such activity! the wealth!!!) Also very reminscent of something you'd hear on Grey's Anatomy, probably because his songs have been. See how normal people are also good detectives?

Let your ears breath this in:

Thursday, June 30, 2011


shut the front door. the JayZ/Kanye album is rumored to drop this weekend?! via Rolling Stone

If you need me, i'll be at home crossing my fingers, wearing this tshirt

and blaring this

Friday, June 24, 2011

Of Monsters and Men

The inspiration for my day: Of Monsters and Men. The first tune I heard from this Icelandic band, Little Talks, is very reminiscent of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero's Home. I think its safe to say that since the father/daughter rendition of Home, its nestled into the softest parts of our hearts....so, what better way to intro this band than with that comparison:

The more I listen to their acoustic folky tunes, the deeper I fall. Their lyrics are charming, and thematically stay true to their genre, as most of their songs seem to tell a story. What's not to love love love?

Check out more on their myspace, as we all patiently await their debut album (which they're currently in the studio recording): http://www.myspace.com/ofmonstersandmenmusic

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I've been waiting for this video because I love how much a shit disturber she is in this song, which is a step away from her usual heartbreak lyrics. She's still got an epic dance beat to offer, and yes, she is (still) dancing on her own, but this time in a big fat empty warehouse with lights...which is now all I can think about doing all day. Dreams can come true, right?

Full screen this shiz.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

David Gray

sound of the day is this David Gray beauty. Its one of my favourite heart-string-playing songs of all time and wanted to post because i'm in that sort of mood.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

My Edible Advice

I recently joined forces with the talented and beautiful Miss Jennifer Trecartin of My Edible Advice (who happens to be one of my bestest and closest) to put together a menu & playlist to last you through the long weekend. I know I'm a little late to post as I was away for the weekend, but I swear it'll carry you through your next couple of picnics and bbqs. For those of you in the Vancouver area or otherwise who are looking to get a jump on your summer bod or overall health improvement, she's your girl. She brings an insane amount of knowledge to the table, but makes it easy to adopt. Promise.

Common, who doesnt love some strawberry bruschetta, apple fennel slaw and orange infused chicken quinoa salad on the menu mixed with some summer tunes?

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