Monday, December 27, 2010

shell games


wonderful snowy night last night. creeped a little on the house windows. great time seeing the whole extended family this weekend.

ps there's also some new bright eyes out, sounds kind of like more of the same but i'm still syked. can trade your email address for the new song.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

santa claus

it's 22* and dark out. it's only 6pm. have not finished any sorts of gift shopping. threw my full coffee cup on the floor as i walked in the door. (it exploded, i swear!) need to study too. stress much? never! wrapped up with some text books, candles blaring and "dark sedan" by karl blau looping. the image it paints is so calming. and how can you not love lines like these? :

"i musta forgot how the night was coming, acoustic guitar, politely strumming/ packed up strings it takes two thumbing, a dark sedan pulls up on the shoulder / on the highway feeling low...."
grab mp3 at pitchfork, watch video on youtube. (seriously take a listen!)

this past saturday, santa came to town and i have the photos to prove it, check em out...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"yeah you're great, you're just part of this lifetime of dreaming
that extends to the heart of this long summer feeling
all the history of wars i invent in my head
little lou, ugly jack, prophet john

what a waste, i could've been your lover. what a waste, i could've been your friend. "
little lou, ugly jack, prophet john - belle and sebatian featuring norah jones.

wonderful. feeling pretty introspective today. like the mood of this song. lyrics are beautiful.

Monday, November 22, 2010

shake me down

it smells like snow. little too warm out for that though... probably more bone chilling rain. on a more exciting note just took a listen to some new stuff from cage the elephant. i didn't recognize them at first - slightly different direction from their last album? can't put a finger on what but something just feels different, and i really like it. the new album is coming out in january and i simply cannot wait to hear more.

shake me down:
band is giving away a different song, 20 24, on their website.

Monday, November 15, 2010

things that made me happy this weekend

1. i'm blowing up dee's spot. she made a wonderful dinner friday night for pom wonderful. i don't think she wrote about this yet BUT LOOK AT THESE BROWNIES! it's an amazing chocolateness, topped with homemade pomegranate ice cream, homemade pomegranate delicious sauce (so-so-so good!), and pomegranate seeds! think she's going to post the recipe later this week.

2. it was seventy degrees out on saturday! how awesome is that?

3. i went to see the baby of the family swim in her college swim meet this weekend. our parents came and my mother handed me a tupper-ware of MOM MADE vegetable soup. i ate it all before i took a picture though.

Monday, November 1, 2010

leaf season


last sunday's adventure: holyoke, ma. it was pretty hazy but the leaves looked awesome. views from mt. tom reservation// m&m trail. route: kay bee > keystone extension > d.o.c.> m&m, back track at mt. tom, > quarry > keystone ext > keystone > finish.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

new low

it's about 70 degrees out today and the sun is shining. after 4 days of living in hazy, cold and heavy gloom, this showing of sun could not be more welcomed. i spent my lunch break today absorbing as much sunshine as i could in the park. here's to a good long run this evening.

also, middle class rut has a song "new low" that has been making the rounds on the radio lately, and i love it. the video happens to be captivating.

Middle Class Rut - "New Low" from LANCE DRAKE on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

candy time

a lovely bag of mallow pumpkins were waiting on my desk for me when i got in yesterday. did you know they're made with real honey? i didn't...
equally sugary sweet song:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


apparently i was dreaming when the current temperature was announced this morning because i was utterly shocked when i left the apartment with only a flannel shirt for warmth. there was ice still on my car. happy first frost! (thank god the day time temps are still in the sixties)

pleasant shock though? hearing new mcr on the radio! 

"shut up and let me see your jazz hands..." 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

storms rolling in

few weeks ago this little storm rolled into nyc. it was pretty violent and did some real damage to brooklyn and parts of queens. was out on the water for it though, and snapped a few pictures of the storm coming in around lower manhattan: 
not gonna lie, it was pretty awesome to watch. who doesn't love massive amounts of thunder and lightning?!

Monday, September 27, 2010

how long?

"how long are you gonna keep me? you don't want me, you just want me tonight.
how long are you gonna love me? but you don't really want me, i just look good in this light"

Ramona - How Long from Ramona on Vimeo.

obsessed over this song for most of august. caught that bug again this weekend. how can you not love pop + punk? and can find it as spinner's mp3 of the day.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


kind of sad and very mellow today. loving new ra ra riot though. it's beautiful.

"tell me that you never wanted to
promised to hide up in my eyes
i would unburden you from this
unaware, you, well i need to."

link to the band's "video preview" though, really, just find the song and buy it.

Ra Ra Riot - You And I Know
also, "keep it quiet"

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


this song (and slash video) is really resonating with me right now; obsessing just a little bit.

more: when i am small, you are the ocean , running from the cops

Friday, August 13, 2010

bonfires past

sometimes reminiscing is the best way to get ready for the weekend; some snaps from a full moon party in july 2007:

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

only smiles part II

meant to post this on friday, couldn't get the code until today though. enjoy!

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Friday, July 30, 2010

only smiles

in my new shades, all is rosey. happy weekending!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

good to be

you almost have to smile listening to this song. great way to start off the day - "good to be" by backyard tire fire.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

mid summer playlist

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

kite festival!

what's better than flying a kite? LOTS OF KITES!!!! a few pictures from the newport kite festival, this past saturday:

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


dreamy sounds and video. love it. "cascades" by flakjakt. grab the tune at band camp.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


....moving to the beach.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

...some throwbacks

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Friday, June 4, 2010


new miike snow!!!!!

Friday, May 21, 2010


this video is amazing! mix and some pictures coming soon, just finished up the semester.

Monday, May 10, 2010

deer tick

i l-o-v-e, love this band. saw deer tick play tonight. i think i fall in love every time i see them because tonight, i'm in love (again). the lead singer, john mccauly, closed up the show tonight on his own with this lovely song: 

daydreaming lyrics quick transcription:
early in the morning, too hungover to go back to sleep.
every sound is amplified, every light so dizzying.
listen for a while to the neighbors having sex.
wish that i could lay my aching head upon your breast.
can't i dream another dream, can't i close my eyes and wander back to sleep?
but i'm day dreaming about you
i know that it's wrong that i'm day dreaming about you.
i've been day dreamin for so long.

bloody mary afternoon, waste my time out in the sun.
humm myself some melody maybe i could sing you one.
maybe i could find you sitting down at the cafe
maybe i could join you at your table today.
can't i just get what i want?
can't i be the man that steals away your heart?

but i'm day dreaming about you.
i know that it's wrong that i'm day dreaming about you.
because i've been day dreaming for so long.
i've been day dreaming for so long. l

later in the evening take the bus down to see the show.
you'll be behind the bar i'll get a beer leave a tip and lay low.
i'm just a kid who gets his drinks from you stands around and doesn't have a clue.
can't i hold you close to me?
can't i ever say to you just what i mean?
but i'm day dreaming about you
i know that it's wrong that i'm day dreaming about you.
i've been day dreaming for so long i've been day dreaming for so long.

more wonderful deer tick to check out: spend the night, art isn't real (city of sin), friday xiii

Monday, May 3, 2010

derby weekend

90+ degree weather, sundresses, floppy hats, mint juleps, sunshine, roof decks, views of cambridge and wonderful friends. who doesn't love a themed party?

a laid back, sunshiney mix.

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to me, the video for latin america by holy fuck kind of embodies the weather this weekend.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

i was a teenage anarchist

"do you remember when you were young and you wanted to set the world on fire?"

the splash page of the against me! website has a wonderful "fan appreciation" video along with the studio recording. white crosses -the new album will be coming out in june, it leaked already, though. the whole song/video is a huge nostolgia piece for me.

youtube live recording:

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


went for a nice hike this weekend.

some fun sledding down the hill and some pretty pictures.
anyway here are some bits and pieces for a motivational mix. most of these songs have a similar tempo, so i like running with them:

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also, lcd soundsystem's new full album streaming on the website; big fan of: drunk girls, i can change, and you wanted a hit

Monday, April 12, 2010

random, random music

mumford and sons. i think this is the single off of "sigh no more." at first i mistook them for flogging molly, but was way wrong!

top 5 of my weekend:

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p.s. what do you think of the new jack johnson single ? ...i'm not so sure i like it.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

spring! (summer - 74 days)

soon there are going to be too many people around to take mid-day shots like these!

Monday, April 5, 2010

from a cranky monday morning

ugh. was not a happy camper this morning, a playlist to fit the mood.
includes some new stuff from lcd sound system, angry stuff from brand new and some happy stuff from the eels.


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

it's getting warmer

and it's time for the mittens to take a break