never hurt anyone, right? (I still recommend The Head and the Heart and The Lonely Forest wholeheartedly.)
Another blog reboot fail. One day I will make it past two posts!
I did manage to make a mix for a friend, so here it is:
This mix is longer than my usual because it was originally intended to be a birthday mix. It ended up being five months late, but better late than never, right?
I have been keeping better tabs of what I read and see on the internet, so maybe that will help in organizing and getting posts up. I’m also considering that I need to cut down on sleep to get more things I want to do in my life.
**Maybe I’ll even let my friend take pictures of me again, but probably not because I am the most awkward model in the world.
I was thinking about how I have several playlists sitting on my computer that I feel like sharing a couple months ago. I am now posting them. No cover art for this one, I just wanted to get back to posting.
01/ 3 Rounds And A Sound; Blind Pilot
02/ You Can’t Force A Dance Party; Dent May & His Magnificent
03/ Sofia’s Song; Sufjan Stevens
04/Hold the Morning; Hey Marseilles
05/ The Garden That You Planted; Sea Wolf
06/Cover My Eyes; La Roux
07/ Passing Afternoon; Iron & Wine
08/ This Boy; James Morrison
09/ You Got Growin’ Up To Do; Joshua Radin
10/ Mosquito; Ingrid Michaelson
11/ Open Fire; Sarah Mac Band
12/ Gone For Good; The Shins
12/ Blue Eyes; Mika
13/ Jodi; The Dodos
I went to Bumbershoot and it was a lot of fun. Three days full of good music and wandering around the Seattle Center, smelling good foods and looking through fun “shops” and feeling cool.
So, here is one picture for every show I saw. If you want me to upload more pictures of a specific artist, feel free to ask. I will try my best. You can also check out this Flickr group.
Saturday, Aug. 29.
New Faces — My friend is from the same town as these guys, and she was friends with the lead. This band is surprisingly young, but make fun, rambunctious rock to dance to. One of my favorite new finds.
I would have seen Barcelona if I had noticed. :(!
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down — One of my favorite artists, and I love her live shows. It’s just energetic, and she was funny and talented.
Band of Horses — HIGHLIGHT. They were just really good live, and there was a cute proposal. Being in the middle of a big crowd when you’re my height isn’t ideal, but it was still a great show.
M. Ward — Yes, I missed Beck for M. Ward. But it was worth it. When the wind brushed the trees nearby, it added this amazing element to M. Ward’s music. It was like falling in love over and over.
Sunday, Aug. 31.
Tyrone Wells — The friend I went with this day knew him, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I would have seen The Blakes in this spot, but I couldn’t find it in time. I have a bad sense of direction and got separated from my people.
T.I. — We just dropped by for a couple songs [and to refill our water].
Howling Rain — Another “we were there” band. I’m sad I missed The Shackeltons who played before them.
Jakob Dylan — Yes, please.
Ingrid Michaelson — One of my favorite shows! She is just too witty and cute and funny. Seriously. And her music is pretty and fun and love.
Tapes ‘n Tapes
MONDAY, SEPT. 01.
The Noise (with Smoosh) — They replaced Chester French, who I really wanted to see (but knew they cancelled). The Noise were pretty good, and it was a pleasant surprise to see Smoosh there. See below for their fun stage antics!
Kristen Ward — She replaced Joshua Morrison last minutes and I didn’t know, so I saw her on accident. It was a good acoustic set.
The Physics — One of the random shows I saw a snippit of. I am very glad I found them because Northwest Rap makes me so happy, especially their shows.
Langhorne Slim and the War Eagles — One of my favorites of this festival. They were incredible live, and the crowd was one of my favorites too.
Bedouin Soundclash — My friend knew them, and they were really good. A raegge/rock hybrid, sort of? And the lead is incredibly attractive
X Levitation Cult — I don’t recommend them. We were just resting at that stage.
Arthur and Yu
Death Cab closing out an amazing festival.
Strange Fruit was a performance group who leaned and balanced on a stick in clown garb. It was quite an impressive sight.
The Noise had some friends join their performance.
We went to Neumo’s with no tickets to our name, but we did make it in. And after waiting three hours [late much?], we finally got to go in!
19 June 2008.
Civil Twilight. They were good. My friend and I were discussing what kinds of sex we should have while listening to each of their songs. It works really well. And they’re from South Africa.
By the end of Civil Twilight I was second row behind this super super short girl [seriously, less than 4’6″], so awesomeness! And I was stage left [or is it right?] where the lead singer was! So, amazing spot! The singer didn’t look at the crowd when he was singing, so that was a little disappointing since I had perfect “look into my eyes” spot, but the music was amazing! And he has a wedding ring, which is amazingly adorable on rock stars. And their accents are just flailable in general. We lucked out.