Sunday, March 6, 2011

I am in each lovely thing

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave bereft
I am not there. I have not left.

-Mary Elizabeth Frye

Monday, October 25, 2010

Eclipses for Eyes

Miike Snow played in Tempe on June 5, 2010. Here I am posting photos and a video five months later. (I have been to several shows since then as well, which I shall post later.) My previous post pretty much sums up why I have not been blogging, but I have also been very busy with what feels like 50 jobs!

The show was amazing. The ambiance was just what I love: dark and a little creepy. It was pretty much black in the room, and the audience could not see much but gorgeous teal light shining on eerie white masks. The album is great, but I would say the show is a million times better.

Here are some photos and videos of the show:

Video I shot of Miike Snow playing my favorite song off the record:

One of the best lines ever:

Met a man barside
With eclipses for eyes

Video II: Miike Snow - A HORSE IS NOT A HOME

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Return is Imminent

For a while, I was living somewhat of a vagrant lifestyle. A transitory life alteration leading to a major shift in my existence happened gradually, yet with full force. I have almost entirely molded to my new environment, and every facet of my being has never been more fulfilled. My electronic landscape for creativy shall be kept up, and I shall be back very soon. For now, look forward to the return and keep the beautiful skin on your face, please.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Ezra and the Chandeliers

Cait and I made it to see Vampire Weekend for the second time at The Marquee on April 13. It was a spectacular show, despite the fact that there were idiot teenagers pushing their way through the crowd in giant masses and a creepy, drunk asshole who had to be right next to us for way too long. The opening band was Abe Vigoda, but the lighting of their set really was not conducive for anyone attempting to take a photo. They had a great energy that made me feel like I was a teenager in 1989 listening to a new garage band forming on my street.

As for Vampy Weekend, as Carles likes to refer to them, they were brilliant. The first time they played their self-titled debut album in order, so it was nice to have a mix of favorites from each album. I was able to capture some video of 'M79' and 'Run', my favorite songs on their first and second albums respectively. At times, the videos are unintentionally trippy, but you still able to see how great they are live.

Note: Of course, Vampire Weekend is a band, and not just Ezra and some Chandeliers. You wouldn't know it by the majority of these photos though. Perhaps a slight obsession is revealing itself. Hope you enjoyed.

Here in the Deadlights

Photos from Downtown Phoenix's First Fridays
APRIL 2010

Random note: The title of this post is taken from a song title on Evangelicals' "The Evening Descends" album. I am currently obsessed with it. It is like nothing I have ever heard. It kind of makes me feel the way church used to when I was four. Not God, but the inside of a Catholic church, you know? It is hard for me to even decide which song to showcase. You have to get the whole album. Hell, I will send it to you via AIM if you ask nicely. Everyone should have it.

Let the photos begin:

Go to this site:

Jesus has a message for you:

Phoenix ain't so bad.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Wild Thing in Wonderland

Putting my new camera and my old friend to good use.
Title taken from Caitlin's Lookbook post.

Bridges and Balloons

Colin Meloy covers Joanna Newsom:

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

In the Garden of Eden

My favorite track on Joanna Newsom's newest album is "'81". It is moving, magical, and beautiful.
L i s t e n:

I also came across this cover by Alex Schaaf on Youtube. He is able to make the song his own, and it is just as beautiful. I especially love the haunting melodies and childlike whistles.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lili and Zack

Camille's children Lili and Zack at Lili's third birthday party:

I have always loved children. My uterus felt really unhappy and exceptionally vacant being around so many young mothers.