Wednesday, December 1, 2010

OMG, Neon Trees.

I saw them last night in concert. I got there early but it being standing room only I still ended up slightly back. It was my lucky night though for some people were apparently only there to see the opening acts and left after that. I managed move my way up about four people back from the stage, close enough to see everything, but not too close so the acoustics were still good.  They were so amazing. The whole performance was super high energy. Tyler Glenn’s voice is as amazing in person, and I swear he can sing anything and make it sound good. They did a cover of INXS’s song Never Tear Us Apart, and I will admit I have always greatly disliked that song, but their cover was amazing.  Surprisingly it was one of the highlights of the night for me. Another thing that really sticks out in mind was the song Father Down, but that could just be that I love that song, and can really relate to the lyrics. Therefore, I was thrilled when they preformed it as their encore. The only thing I regret is the line was long so I did not stop to buy a t-shirt on the way out. I would not hesitate to see them again. It is ridiculous how much fun I had. Oh and sorry I do not have any photos, it was too dark in the venue for my crappy camera phone to work.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Neon Trees

Some of you may have already heard of Neon Trees, if you have not check out the videos below. I must admit their music is not a style I usually listen to, as I prefer bands with a more experimental sound. I am a fan mostly because I love the lead singer Tyler Glenn’s voice. The tone quality to his voice is beautiful and interesting, to me it sounds kind of like someone took Anthony Keidis’s voice and blended it with that of Isaac Brock ,not to mention that his timing and phrasing is spot on. For more info on Neon Trees check out their band website here. Also, check them out on the performing on an episode of Live from Daryl’s house here.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Sexy and Blue.

I have recently become a fan of hidden platforms and I love the color of this pair.

$199 at solestruck.com
http://www.solestruck.com/senso-neve-blue/index.html

Band T-Shirts.

The other day I was having a conversation with one of my friends and we started talking about band t-shirts. I had made the statement that I would have bought a t-shirt at a concert I had attended but they were all very masculine. I was referring to the design on the front of the shirt but my friend pointed out that many women complain about the fit of band t-shirts.  The biggest complainant seems to be the fit is unflattering, baggy and on petite girls, the shoulder seems and sleeves hang down excessively far. I had never thought of this before seeing as how I can wear a men’s size small and look just fine. I realize I am not like most women though I have very broad shoulders for a girl, and even though the unisex/masculine cut of most band t-shirts is not very flattering on me and I can manage to accessorize and pull the look off.  Some bands do offer baby doll women’s cuts in there t-shirts, but honestly most the baby doll cut t-shirts with bands on them are solid in large change stores and have only legendary but defunct bands on them. Therefore, until more band t-shirts find themselves offered in women flattering styles I have rummaged through some sets on polyvore.com to provide some suggestions on how to pull them off unfaltering cut and all.



Monday, November 1, 2010

This brightened my day.

Cool song, adorable video.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fuzzy and cute.

I saw these Michael by Michael Kors boots in person while shopping and almost bought them on the spot, but sadly, I do not really need another pair of black boots.  I love how the faux fur cuff gives them and eclectic feel while the studs add bit of toughness to the sleek body of the boot.  
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

I love this jacket

This jacket by 3.1 Phillip Lim is amazing. It is also way out of my budget, but I can still look at the photos of it and drool. $1,750 at netaporter.com


http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/97884 3.1 phillip lim

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My unexpectedly amazing weekend.

Last Friday night I attended a special Friday night two-year anniversary edition of the Lix and Kix Poetry reading. The Lix and Kix reading is always a blast, and the show on friday was the best poetry reading I have ever attended. Lix and Kix is a once a month reading at the Bela Dubby Art Gallery and Beer CafĂ© in Lakewood Ohio. John Burroughs and Dianne Borsenik who host the reading are both fabulous poets.
You can find more information on it here. The featured poets Puma Perl, Alex Nielsen and Smith & Lady were all amazing and great examples of what modern poetry is like. Their poetry is realistic, beautiful, gritty, intelligent and soul bearing. When I mention to people I write and read poetry a lot of people have the notion that a reading consists of something akin to a bunch of old people sitting around in three piece suits drinking tea and reading poems about the weather or some other sleep worthy topic. The high energy Lix and Kix reading would definitely change their minds. The laid-back atmosphere is friendly and a t-shirt and jeans will be just fine, of course, one could always wear a three-piece suit if one wanted. I myself have been threatening to start dressing like Lady Gaga when I read. You can find more info on Puma Pearl here. See Alex Nielsen reading here and for more on Smith&Lady go here and here.

The reading also featured music from the band Mad Anthony from Cincinnati Ohio. I had never heard Mad Anthony perform before and so I must admit that when I found out there was going to be a band I made the snide comment to my friends “God I hope they don’t suck, because there is not enough beer in this place for me to drink if they do.” They did not suck and in fact, they were great. I apologize for my skepticism. Not only is their music good but they are a very cool guys and even came out to eat with us after the reading. I encourage you to check them out for yourself here.
Also, check out Mad Anthony and the remarkable poet Puma Pearl performing together. Btw, this was unrehearsed.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Burberry is never boring.

For anyone who has ever thought Burberry was stuffy,old or boring, I present you with these boots. I never thought I would actually be in love with a pair of rain boots.
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$395 at netaporter.com

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

So subtle

These Alexander McQueen flats are a low-key way to add a little edge to any outfit without being in your face macabre. $499.00 at zappos.com
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Macabre yet cool.

Ten years ago, I would have rocked these shoes for sure. If I thought, I could pull them off now without looking incredibly Goth I would.  I have a feeling if paired with the right pieces they can add an interesting aspect to any outfit.
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$1,279.00 by DSquared2 at Zappos.com

Friday, September 24, 2010

Plaid

I admit this skirt is a little odd, after all for me it has a country meets grunge feel. For some odd reason I like it a lot and can see it being a good staple wardrobe piece for the fall.
$ 298 FreePeople.
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pretty and tough

I love these black boots from Sam Edelman. They are great for wearing when you feel like pretending you are a rock star. Now I only need to come up with and excuse for owning another pair of black booties.
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$250 at shoes.com

Monday, September 6, 2010

There Are listed Buildings.



Okay so I am a little behind on posting this, okay so a lot behind, thanks to real life an all that. Anyway, I still love this song and I have kept it in play lists on my i-pod for months now, I cannot get enough. I had never heard of Los Campesinos! Before this song and I am now obsessed with their music.

Tomorrow Morning.

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Even though it is being billed as third album in trilogy (the first two being Hombre Lobo and End Times) Tomorrow Morning stands out on it’s own as an amazing work. The mix of sweet and uplifting lyrics with drum machines and electronic sounds is just plan genius. Of course when are the Eels (really just comprised of Mark Oliver Everett) not brilliant? My favorite tracks are Baby loves me, I’m a humming bird, What I have to offer and This is where it gets good.
You can check the songs out here.
http://www.myspace.com/eels
Or the band here
http://www.eelstheband.com/

Sunday, August 29, 2010

These boots = Love.

I am in love with these Sam Edelman boots. After stalking them for two months I finally took the plunge and ordered them. They are fabulous and sexy in person and fit great. They are also surprisingly versatile and the harness is removable for a sleeker subdued look. Now all I have to do is wait for fall to get here so I can wear them.
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"zoe" boots. $199.