not just my friends but their best friends too
MAKING: this is the last of my posts from carol and josh’s charming house! for breakfast, i had a delicious bowl of oatmeal with blueberries and maple syrup in a bowl i swear materialized in the cupboard THAT VERY DAY! i swear to god, it was not there before. LISTENING: the kinks, the kinks are the village green preservation society another gem i used to posess (on tape!) and now, sadly,...
can i count on you if i fall apart?
MAKING: udon soup with egg. serious amounts of yellow going on here. yup. professional food stylist i am not! whatevs, all that yellow is really such a nice complement to all the blue and green found on the cover of… LISTENING: mission of burma, vs. so pretty! one of my fav album covers. i used to own this record, and am sad that i don’t anymore. yay josh and carol for having it!...
the good side of a city
MAKING: toast with blueberries. carol and josh’s cat neptune was intrigued. LISTENING: creedence clearwater revival, bayou country which also intrigued ms. neptune quite a bit.
one two oh my god
MAKING: joe’s o’s (UGH, SERIOUSLY I HATE THEIR NAME SO MUCH) LISTENING: beastie boys, ill communication
lay right down in my favorite place
MAKING: joe’s o’s with blueberries in one of carol & josh’s purty bowls LISTENING: the stooges, the stooges one of those records it’s nearly impossible to own unless you buy a re-issue. sigh. seriously, how did this shit come out in 1969!?! so jangly and loud and raw and dark and sexy and dangerous! gives me the shivers each and every time i hear it.
do you know that my speed is you
MAKING: carol’s delicious vegetarian chili! so glad you were in the freezer, friend! LISTENING: descendents, milo goes to college of course josh has this on vinyl! love love love. house sitting rules.
tiptoe through our shiny city
MAKING: SPECIAL GUEST EDITION! i house-sat for some friends recently and had the pleasure of dipping into their lovely record collection/plates/bowls. so, for a few entries, these will not be my records/plates/bowls, but rather ones that i got to enjoy temporarily. that said, here is a super hard egg with toast and blueberries! LISTENING: the national, boxer dude’s voice slays me.
remember the girls in the middle are always the...
MAKING: toast with earth balance & raspberries LISTENING: the shins, oh, inverted world
tell me when the pain kicks in
MAKING: pandan leaf bread with raspberries LISTENING: yuck’s single “get away,” over and over. i am anxiously awaiting their record, which i ordered from the nice folks at origami vinyl. seriously, as with tune-yards, do not click ‘listening’ unless you want this song stuck in yer head.
the mountain that i climb to lose you
MAKING: fried tofu over brown rice & greens/tomatoes from the farmers’ market LISTENING: tune-yards, w h o k i l l best album cover of 2011, fersure, and this song is SO GODDAMN CATCHY. seriously, don’t click ‘listening’ unless you want it in yer head for days. it’s the bizness. i warned your ass.
all the things that we were gonna do
MAKING: tofu & vegetable dumplings, yo LISTENING: joy division, warsaw absolutely a ‘grab-in-a-fire’ record. the versions of ‘novelty’ and ‘they walked in line’ and ‘transmission’ on this album are stunning, super raw and with impassioned vocals from that dark cloud ian curtis, not his signature morbid drone. i can’t find the version of...
you said you knew me and i believed you did
MAKING: toast & fresh-squeezed orange juice from my very own tree LISTENING: bob dylan, blonde on blonde
how i sighed when they asked if i knew his name
MAKING: a peanut butter sandwich with cool ranch doritos and lychees LISTENING: david bowie, the rise and fall of ziggy stardust and the spiders from mars never judge a book by its cover; this record is in great condition. if i could sing along to only one album for the rest of my life, this just might be it. DAVID BOWIE, KING OF VIBRATO.
as if from a distance
MAKING: a ton of french toast, which looks totally gross but was totally delicious LISTENING: brian eno, before and after science HOW DOES BRIAN ENO WAKE UP IN THE MORNING AND MAKE FOOD? so good.
i got a hole in my heart the size of my heart
MAKING: bean and rice burrito with salsa & excellent tortilla chips from the farmers’ market LISTENING: x, wild gift this record makes me want to smash stuff, wear lots of eyeliner, drink and fight and sing.
to see it all come true
MAKING: a hot dog & classic nacho cheese doritos i know, totally gross, right? LISTENING: paul mccartney & wings, band on the run this record is a lot like a hot dog & classic nacho cheese doritos.
you could either be successful or be us
MAKING: cheese/pesto tortellini with tomato sauce and mixed greenz everything about tortellini is cute, from the shape to the name, so WHY DO THEY ALWAYS PHOTOGRAPH SO POORLY?!? i’m looking at you, tomato sauce. LISTENING: belle & sebastian, if you’re feeling sinister the musical equivalent of an old blanket. god love b&s. there was a point back in 2003 when i swear to god i...
been waiting to meet you
MAKING: trader joe’s honey nut o’s & honey greek yogurt a honey of a breakfast. christ. LISTENING: grateful dead, american beauty yeah i sing the harmony parts on this record when i’m feeling down. what of it?