oh what a night
MAKING: ladies’ night! drink of the night? cava with raspberries! SO FANCY! caitlin made a colorful salad layne crafted a fancy vegan pizza from scratch LISTENING: caitlin played dj that night, mainly dance jams. broke me out of another crystal antlers coma, which is probably a good thing. need to get over them. and some other things. LA is sucking to the max right now. maybe i’ll...
thank the lord for you
MAKING: leftovah tofu delight! LISTENING: neil diamond, just for you another of my ‘house is burning down’ records, fersure. I WAS RAISED ON NEIL. seriously, i have no idea why someone hasn’t scored big with a cover of “thank the lord for the night time.” one of best dancing songs of all time. makes me want to do jazz hands and jump around. a lot of stuff makes me...
dream with open eyes
MAKING: tofu/green bean/corn/sweet onion stir fry over rice LISTENING: crystal antlers, two-way mirror it kind of hasn’t left my record player in days. whoops.
once in a while it peaks
MAKING: hot dogs with CAPE COD salt ‘n’ vinegar potato chips (i brought back two bags from boston in my carry-on and i seriously can’t think about when i run out of them) hopefully an east coast friend will be willing to just mail them to me. OR I COULD ORDER THEM IN BULK ONLINE. oh yes. and yeah i ate two hot dogs (sometimes i seriously can’t believe the things i’m...
alone at the microphone
MAKING: eggy bread with asparagus, homegrown cherry tomatoes and cipollini onions LISTENING: neil young, on the beach
who the hell makes those missiles?
MAKING: ramen with egg & homegrown basil LISTENING: the sound, jeopardy (click ‘listening!’) i don’t own this actual record, because this actual record costs like $100 or more. ONE DAY.
calling back to the bowl
MAKING: sugar snap peas, portobello mushrooms & shallots over brown rice i <3 leftovers. LISTENING: ariel pink’s haunted graffiti, before today
too much for me today
MAKING: trader joe’s spinach lasagna, which is even worse than i thought it would be. LISTENING: cat stevens, mona bone jakon one of the worst album names ever, but cat stevens is SO GODDAMN GOOD.
games that i was playing
MAKING: sugar snap peas, portobello mushrooms & shallots over brown rice LISTENING: neil young, after the gold rush if someone put a gun to my head and asked me to choose my favorite harmonica/guitar playing singer/songwriter (candidates: bob dylan, neil young, bruce springsteen), i know in my heart of hearts i’d have to go with neil. bruce, bob, i love you both to bits, and i’d...
color my life with the chaos of trouble
MAKING: mac ‘n’ cheese wit mixed greens and tangerines from my front yard LISTENING: belle & sebastian, the boy with the arab strap
the middle of my skull
MAKING: angel hair pasta with sauce from a goddamn jar, mixed greenies LISTENING: bruce springsteen, born in the u.s.a.
stick around i say
MAKING: french toast with copious amounts of massachusetts maple syrup LISTENING: paul mccartney, mccartney II one of my favorite ‘clean the house on the weekends’ records, full of insanity and synth beats and self-indulgence. love it. what a great cover! i just want to smack that cute face of paul’s, in his white crewneck tee-shirt. mmmmm! SERIOUSLY TOO CUTE. also, i’m...
the weight of the world
MAKING: grilled cheese sandwich with mixed greenz LISTENING: spoon, gimme fiction i can’t listen to this and not think of living right next to an actual crack dealer on market street in northampton, MA with becca, hanging out with alex and matt almost every night, guzzling cojitos (mojitos made with coca-cola instead of sugar/bubbly water) or peach beer from paper city, swimming in...
not welcome no more
MAKING: mixed greens tossed in massachusetts maple syrup & balsamic vinegar with brown rice and honey roasted peanuts, plus the number one reason to live in california: mexican coke LISTENING: the smiths, the queen is dead i’d like to think that if there was ever a fire at my house, i’d have the presence of mind/time to grab this (and few others) before i fled, barefoot and in...
i had to find it by myself
MAKING: coconut curry- tofu, snow peas, sweet onion, honey roasted peanuts, brown rice LISTENING: the beach boys, pet sounds i swear to god, this record re-programs my brain every time i hear it, wiping away bullshit and processing bullshit and just generally making me a better all-around human being. i know i’m not exactly breaking new ground here, but BRIAN WILSON IS A GENIUS.
i never wanted any pain
MAKING: angel hair pasta with tomatoes/homegrown basil, mixed greenz & a fried egg LISTENING: i have been way into the guards’ EP. like probably too into. like my neighbors might murder me soon and get away with it in a court of law.
a space in my parking lot
MAKING: french toast with strawberries & real maple syrup from massachusetts (weekends, i prefer the weekends) *LISTENING: the rolling stones, let it bleed one of the greatest album covers (and albums!) in existence. LOVE THAT CAKE. *you may or may not have noticed, but lately i’ve been linking to videos/audio of songs from these here albums. i’ve been experimenting, but i...
you took the time
MAKING: shrimp & vegetable tempura, udon noodle soup & cucumber maki from teriyaki yummy, paired with japanese food’s greatest ally, coca-cola! boston was a lot to handle. i spent a good chunk of one of my days there holed up in erin & jon’s apartment in eastie by myself. on the phone with erin that day she gave me the hot tip about teriyaki yummy, saying it was what she...
as if i needed proof
MAKING: joe’s o’s with tiny white peaches from the tree in my front yard! LISTENING: mgmt, oracular spectacular
the way it used to do
MAKING: ramen noodles with egg & homegrown basil sometimes i impress myself with how good i am at being poor. LISTENING: led zeppelin, led zeppelin
the gin was gettin' low
MAKING: udon noodles with snow peas, summer squash, shallots & korean bbq sauce LISTENING: the weavers, travelling on with the weavers