Illustration by: Elizabeth Moch

Friday, August 27, 2010

Inception Messed With My Head

I went to see Inception opening night at the Cinerama Dome. An hour and a half into it they shut down the film due to an A/C problem -right before they go into the 2nd level, bummer! So we finally went last weekend and saw the whole thing again and a half. I may have had a summery alcoholic lemonade beforehand but this movie made me a little dizzy and messed with my head. When I went to the bathroom I accidentally ran into a wall in the hallway. ... :x

Some memorable images:


This song has been haunting me a bit. My friend just confessed he made a totem so that he knows when he's not dreaming. My totem is my cat ring . If he doesn't talk back to me then I'm not dreaming.

The composer, Hans Zimmer explains his inspiration and process to melt those daunting fog horns into Edith Piaf's Non Je Ne Regrette Rien as they go from one dream level to the next.

Also a little trivia, Marion Cotillard who plays Mal in Inception also starred as Edith Piaf in 2007 film "La Vie en Rose," and took home an Academy Award for Best Actress.

The Playlist: Inception Character Trailer
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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Todd Rundgren vs. Neon Indian vs. The Pineapples

My friend Ryan in Echo Park told me Neon Indian sampled Todd Rundgren's, "Izzat Love?" in their song, Deadbeat Summer. Then I heard Neon Indian sampling The Pineapples' Come On Closer in their song, Psychic Chasms. So Neon Indian likes to sample but they have good taste. Download their whole album below. It's fun.

Todd Rundgren


Izzat Love?

-and one of my favorites... unrelated.

- I Saw the Light

Neon Indian


Deadbeat Summer

The full album: Psychic Chasms
-pretty cool, I like it!

ALSO- I just heard The Pineapples in their track, Psychic Chasms.

Psychic Chasms

The Pineapples


Come On Closer

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sweaty Silverlake

I'm going to Ryan Heffington's Sweat Spot for the first time tonight. I'm deciding between these two outfits...


I hope we learn moves like this!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Gary Low vs. Washed Out

In response to Blue Rondos vs. Old Arcade Fire , my friend, Naheed pointed out that Washed Out 's 'Feel It All Around' is a slowed down version of Gary Low 's 'I Want You'. She's absolutely right! They're both good songs too.

If anyone has any more please email me them or drop tracks into my dropbox link at the top right!


Gary Low I Want You


Feel It All Around

-oh, apparently this isn't news...
-( Washed Out: "Feel It All Around" + Gary Low: "I Want You" on Pitchfork ) but I have both mp3s, enjoy!

Monday, August 9, 2010

What Are YOU Doing This Summer?

Chloe "Summer"

OMG this is so funnnyy. He looks just like her in that last look.

-thank you panda!: hello yummy

It Never Gets Old

My sister says whenever she buys me a present there is usually an age warning label attached to it. Like my Comfy Panda Pillow Pet™ , stick-on mustaches, cat books and stickers. Call me immature, but these things never get old for me. Must be my Japanese. (=•.•=) I love this fun cup trend and I want all of it.



Animal nose mugs from Theo .


Pick Your Nose Party Cups.

This past NYE we used these at our party and they were so much fun! Margaux chose the beaver, Ashley got the shark and I picked the one closest to a cat of course... Animal Pick Your Nose Party Cups .


And then the much blogged about, Peter Bruegger: moustache mugs.
Very Charming.



Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Amazing! Prop. 8 Ruled Unconstitutional!

"It's official! Great News for California! California gay marriage ban overturned!"

I meeeeeeeeaaaannnnnn finally!!! My grandma says, "It's not over yet, sweethearts; but let's party, any way." =)


Judge rules California's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

-yaaaaaaaay!!! this news make me think of this song...

The Turtles - Happy Together

-And a funny PSA starring Justin Long and Mike White. If you disagree with their lifestyle, why not overturn prop8 and make them get married, like the rest of us?

Marriage Rights - Devin & Glenn

This Just In!

HELLO KITTY rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange today in honor of the Sanrio brand's 50th anniversary.

yaaaay bring us good luck hello kitten!

-thank you fellow kitten and nommer for reporting! Noms, Not Bombs


I'm loving this one track complilation I just found, Sidetracked Mixed By La Roux . Makes me dance on my new exercise ball chair.


download Sidetracked Mixed By La Roux

01. Japan – I Second That Emotion
02. Heaven 17 – Come Live With Me
03. Joyce Sims – (You Are My) All And All
04. Hally & Kongo Band – Afrikan Man
05. Fever Ray – When I Grow Up (D. Lissvik Version)
06. Doris Troy – Just One Look
07. Freur – Doot Doot
08. Jam Crew – Exotic Nations
09. Ellis, Beggs & Howard – Big Bubbles, No Troubles
10. Fox The Fox – Precious Little Diamond
11. Tears For Fears – Suffer The Children
12. Blancmange – What’s Your Problem
13. I Blame Coco – Self Machine (Coconut Candy "No Need For Plastic Palm Trees" Elly Jackson Remix)
14. Paul Haig – Big Blue World
15. Kavinsky – Testarossa Autodrive (SebastiAn Remix)
16. La Roux – Under My Thumb
17. Gerry Rafferty – Right Down The Line

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Blue Rondos vs. Old Arcade Fire

Everyone's talking about the new Arcade Fire album but I want to talk about the old Arcade Fire and how their song, Haiti's melody is a slowed down version on The Blue Rondos' hit, Little Baby. Yeah, that's pretty much it. Gotta work, post more music later...

The Blue Rondos


mp3 - Little Baby

Arcade Fire


mp3 - Haiti

and here is the new Arcade Fire... kind of fun with the synth-pop, haven't listened to it all yet..


The Suburbs

that's all...

Monday, August 2, 2010

Cats Are In!

The Cut reports that Cats Are In! United Bamboo takes it the furthest with designer cat dresses, matching human outfits from the runway and then making into a 2010 calendar! Remember these guys ?




Well, now you can buy your own kitten couture outfit, sold at Opening Ceremony for just $500...



They're so cute but I couldn't do that to my cat. Maybe for a holiday if they like it. (=•.•=)