Wednesday, September 30, 2009

are we really going home?

came home yesterday afternoon to 131 unread emails. considering i'd left about 30 emails unread when i left two weeks ago, wasn't too bad. fortunately, the friends were kind enough (and civil enough) to not spam my fb wall with questionable content while i was AFK in japan. well played, friends.

so, what's new? i came home with my luggage filled to the brim. i unloaded quite a few gifties while i was out there visiting relatives and such, so on the whole, i'd like to say i came out even. but i'm certain i gained weight from nomnoms despite the insane amount of traipsing and adventuring kya-sa-rin-san and i did. more recaps to follow...

currently, what i need to get done: finish sorting the things i brought home, clean room, and catch up on emails. oh, and deciding which color combo i want for the juliet necklace by kata kouture (my dear friend rhonda makes jewelry with lego pieces). that's all for tomorrow (day off from work!).

ps. i've got another freebie friday coming up... be excited.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

toronto international film fest 2009

[toronto international film festival 2009 - red carpet diaries]
keep yr eye out here on this post from sept. 10th to the 19th-- videos and interviews should update automatically. the content is produced right then and there, as they talk to the celebs, so it's pretty much like a live feed of the red carpet.

have you ever been to a film fest? i've gone to a screening at one, but have never done the whole shebang. perhaps something to look into...

Friday, September 11, 2009

are you calling me darling?

[the ting tings - that's not my name (music vid)]

the ting tings are kicking off a run of tour dates in america (opening for p!ink), NBD. there's a fly-away contest for the ting tings' upcoming performance at NY's madison square garden. to enter, just count the total number of times katie says "that’s not my name" in the video above. look, i won't tell on anyone if you google the answer or something. everyone who answers correctly is automatically entered to win, with one lucky winner earning two roundtrip tickets to NY, one night of hotel accommodations and a pair of tickets to the show!

Tour Dates:
15 Seattle, WA - WAMU Theater
17 San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
18 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
20 Glendale, AZ - Arena
23 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
24 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
26 Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
28 Fairfax, VA - The Patriot Center
30 Toronto, ONT - Air Canada Center
2 Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden
3 Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
5 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

i hope it's gonna make you notice...

[paramore - use somebody (kings of leon cover)]

gahh.. ♥ her still. pick up paramore's new album brand new eyes in stores sept. 29th, or get your pre-orders in over here.

tonight, i'm heading out to see crash kings @ the musicbox (fonda). they're opening for david cook (idk, i think some fans of american idol might know who he is)...

Friday, September 04, 2009

then i set fire to our bed

it's no secret that i'm finally starting to have a greater appreciation for female lead singers. that turning point came along earlier this year, when i heard great northern's new album, remind me where the light is. definitely among my top albums for this year.

so here's the roundup:

- the sounds stripped (in-studio performances)-- you can watch vids for beatbox, no one sleeps when i'm awake, and a couple of interview clips all here on their october 21st, 2009 show has been moved from the greek theatre to the wiltern. tix are on sale sept. 12st, 2009. will post a link when i find one. if you haven't already, start following @thesounds for updates and random twitpics-- you won't be disappointed.

- lights tracklist for her four-song EP, out sept. 8, 2009, here. you can see february air played by an army of lights on her youtube channel. she's just so cute. jeebus.
"Saviour" Music Video

- florence + the machine first saw this video over on hatesomethingbeautiful. this one goes out to @rawrdinosaurz.
[florence + the machine - kiss with a fist music vid]

unrelated, but still relevant to my interests: WTWTA soundtrack cover and exclusive FILTER wild things cover were released this week. filter issue #37: karen o and spike jonze discover where the wild things are, is on stands sept. 11, 2009.

TOMS + trovata

third weekly installment of freebie friday: TOMS + trovata family reunion event
i know that flier is teenytiny (but you can click on it for a bigger version), so here are the deets:
when: next thursday, Sept. 10, 6-11pm
where: TOMS Headquarters
3025 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
cover: FREE

Bring your friends and come dressed as an iconic family to have your family photo taken in our classic portrait booths.
The best family portrait will receive a $1,000 shopping spree from TOMS + Trovata.

you can RSVP at on the facebook event page. they'll have the TOMS & Trovata fall/winter 2009 collection available for purchase as well!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

with mics in hand, we'll stand against the test of time

[n.a.s.a. - gifted, feat. kanye west, santogold, & lykke li]

didn't realize this video was out in early '08. a little creepy astronaut...