Friday, September 28, 2007

Cuteness obsession v3.0

First primordial dwarfs, then a ridiculously large bunny named Heir Hare, and now a special breed of cat that is noticably larger than others. What is it about overly large and small things that makes them so cute?? Today I stumbled upon this picture:

And while upon first glance, you may think "Yah riiiiiiiiiight. Dat ain't real boo", it is in fact, real boo. That right there is a 24lb Maine Coon cat. I looked into the breed of cat and it turns out they're predispostioned to be super cuddly as well as super big. They have really large ears, super fluffems tails, and big big tufted oogle-worthy paws. Wikipedia calls them "gentle giants" and says that they're intelligent and playful. In short, I considered flying out to Maine to pick one up from a breeder (that is, until I discovered you can adopt 16lb-ers in Oakland).

Here's another picture of Fluffers McGee looking super cute in the arms of this owner who looks exactly like me circa 2003. Coincidence? I think not..

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Here in my loft I feel safest of all

From 90s jams to relaxing fantasy world. Another Caitlin-craze I never reported on is Taken By Trees, the new project coming from Victoria Bergsman (who sings for The Concretes as well as on Peter Bjorn & John's "Young Folks", both of which I wrote about here). Recently, Tough Alliance remixed her song "Too Young" to create something that sounds like Victoria Bergsman singing to a Panda Bear single. In other words, amazing, striking, beautiful. Another stand-out track is called "Open Field". Mostly ignored by the casual listener, Open Field is best when described fairly elaborately.

Do yourself a favor and download "Open Field", listed below. Next, read my description of what's going on in the song. Afterwards, try to out-description me and/or tell me I'm wrong.

It sounds like a mystical land. The main enemy (dragon, storm, evil wizard, etc) has just been defeated, and the peasants are walking out of their tiny huts to look around at their suddenly sunny, blossoming land which is covered in wild flowers and dew drops and populated by singing birds and fluttering butterflies. A sense of wonder encompasses everything. Neighbors say hello, including Mr. Toad and Mrs. Rabbit. Hello all! Strom has cleared, welcome to spring time!

Don't believe me? Take a listen to "Open Field" and see for yourself. Her other songs are also highly recommended accompaniments to afternoon naps.

(**all files via Z-share)
>> Taken Too Young remixed by Tough Alliance
>> Open Field by Taken by Trees
>> Julia by Taken by Trees
>> Too Young by Taken by Trees (original)

Taken by Trees space // site // shop

Saturday, September 22, 2007

I like it when you call me Big Papa

(above is what I want to look like for Girl Talk. Please help.)
Here's a post that's 90% overdue: 90s hits. I made this fatty playlist at the beginning of summer filled with some of my fave hip hop and R&B hits from everyone's favorite decade du jour. Well, lady just uploaded a few of these. Upon re-listening, I realize I'm kind of overrrr a lot of these songs, but it's probably because I listened to this playlist everyday for a few weeks. Anyways, I now present to you The List. If you have any recomendations I wouldn't mind hearing them, but take note that The Jock Jams Party is now officially over. Jock Jams will live in all of our hearts (and party times) for a very long time, but my list and Austin's list should be aloud to remain separate. Speaking of the party, great job everyone. Sorry 'bout all the heckling, Austin you are a dance god, and my whole left arm is covered in bruises. If I found out you punched me, you're going down.

**Note: Yes, there are quite a few songs. Most of them are really good, but user discretion is advised. Also, yes there is a lot of Salt-n-Pepa. They've been my fave band recently, and they deserve a real listen. I have all their albums, babydoll. Anyways, they're supposed to have a reality show coming out on VH1. Kind of not gonna look into it, but hey, they've still got it (and they made albums from 1987-1997. hotties.)

Naughty By Nature - OPP
Blackstreet - No Diggity
Notorious BIG - Big Papa
TLC - Creep
Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise
20 Finger (but God I wish this was Salt-n-Pepa [heroes!!!] like LimeWire said) - Short Dick Man
Skee-Lo - I Wish
Mariah Carey - Fantasy
Salt-n-Pepa - None of Your Business
Salt-n-Pepa w/ Envogue - Whatta Man
Salt-n-Pepa - Boom I Got Your Boyfriend
All 4 One - I Swear
KC & JoJo - All My Life
112 - Peaches and Cream (not actually 90s, but soooo good)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Bone Fish

Caitlin and I drove up to San Francity last night to see Animal Collective at the Fillmore. Amazing? Yes. Insane? Sort of. Salty tears filled with a megaton of serotonin? Of course! I was really blown away by their performance because over half of the stuff that they played is unreleased but when they did a the occasional recognizable song the crowd went apeshit.

Peacebone - Animal Collective

The next show I am going to see is the Chemical Brothers towards the end of this month. Here are a few of my favorite CB music videos to keep you busy.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Guess who's back

I will be the first one to admit that I have been neglecting PFOH for the past month. Let's just say that I needed a break and I got one. But now I am back in Santa Cruz and ready to pick up where I left off. First off Beirut's new album, The Flying Club Cup has found its way onto the internet. Owen Pallett and Zack Condon make quite a cute couple if you ask me.

Cliquot - Beirut
The Penalty - Beirut

Also if you were not caught in the MTV news crossfire Kanye West outsold 50 Cent on tuesday. That means that 50 Cent will not release any more solo recordings. How could 50 Cent not see his end charging at him like that train that almost hit Verno in Stand By Me? Who knows.

Champion - Kanye West

Last night I watched the 1986 super smash hit Thrashin. Just as the cover promised, it was Hot! Reckless! (and) Totally Insane! peep this:

Thursday, September 6, 2007

prepare to be w0w'd

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This is definately the best album cover ever. From the blatently still-folded tropicalia back drop to those stunning outfits complete with enviable successories (get me some chainz pleeeeeeeeseeeee [heyya dean watsup]), and then all that oil!!!!

And the name of the album. Please, tell me God was in on this one, because this kind of awesome doesn't usually come from anywhere but little bottles of miracle potions. Get me a t-shirt pronto.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Guess what? is now up! That's right. Eff lrmd.blogspot, it's all about our super suave domain name. So next time you feel like flying over to Pocket Full of Horses, you know the route to take.

In other news, I thought I'd introduce you to what TSI's been dancing to quite frequently. They're called the Bloody Beetroots, an Italian DJ group who make some awesome remixes. The song you heard in our "Bloody Beetroots vs TSI" is a remix of Timbaland's "Miscommunication" and it's pretty poppin'. (side note: is "poppin" acceptable slang?)

>> Miscommunication Timbaland rmx - Bloody Beetroots
>> Public Enemy - The Bloody Beetroots
>> Throw It On Me Timbaland rmx - Bloody Beetroots

>> The Bloody Beetroots myspace

ANother explosion!!!

we worked on that for two nights. We are improving.


Our improvisations are always best. Are you ready to rumble???

ANother explosion!!!

Monday, September 3, 2007

#1 in scenes I had no idea existed

So, as some of you loyal fans may have noticed, this summer I was involved in the creation of a new dance troupe called Too Sexi Incorporated. We are commited to glitter, 90s jams, and syncronized dance moves. Every now and then (read: every 2 days or so) we get together, work on the creation of our all-mighty beeramid, make up some dance moves, and record in really low-quality that does very little to show off the kinds of outfits we pull together (think day-glo splatter paint overalls).

Just yesterday I was introduced to what is ultimately the main inspiration for our troop. Before this, it was just fun and games. I understood what we were doing, but not where we were going. Now I do. And the answer is Philadelphia. Training has just stepped up a notch now that I know what's out there. Here are videos from a famous dance battle earlier this year in Phily. First up, Club Lyfestile's dance, which Feathers prefers.

And this, my friends, is my personal fave Team Infinity, who may not be able to do flips, may not have skinny boys with mustaches, and may not throw glitter at the crowd, but who, for some reason, know how to pump up the jams and rock the house.

In Feathers' words, "My dream is to have my head lowered and hear the loud cheers of people chanting "DANCE OFF DANCE OFF" in my ears"

Too Sexi Incorporated is currently training for their ultimate trip to Philadelphia in one year to witness their favorite dance troops and to perhaps perform some stunts of their own. Please send donations, especially in the form of glitter, dance mixes, spotlights, disco balls, strobe lights, fog juice (our machine is hungry), and beer to the Too Sexi Incorporated headquarters, located in downtown Awesomeville.

TSI's space - TSI's videos