Archive for the ‘music’ Category

Catching Up

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

I haven’t blogged in a really long time. I just finished my freshman year of college at NYU. It was incredible. I wanted to post a few things that have inspired me this past semester.

You should probably watch this TED speech in higher quality on YouTube.

I’m trying to grasp my own sense of style with regards to music. I have my favorite bands, I know what I want to sound like, but getting there is hard. It’s hard to recreate what already exists and still be original…otherwise there’s no point, right? I want to be Micachu, the Pixies, Spoon, but also have melodies as provoking as classical music: Erik Satie, Ravel…

crash post

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Lately I have come across some awesome graphic design, illustration, and music. I think this weather has been inspiring me to…get inspired again! You’ll notice that my winter posts were pretty pathetic…probably due to seasonal depression which seems to hit just around midwinter when you forget what it’s like to wear shorts.

To start off, check out these Hitchcock posters by Laz Marquez

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Gez Fry

Fry’s graphic novel style illustrations are incredible. I love the rich colors and gradients.

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Claire Kho

It’s hard to put Claire Kho’s style in a box. She does a lot of different work in motion art, illustration, and photography. The one piece of art that brought me to look her up is this one. It describes the evolution of the panda derived from the raccoon.

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Darren Booth

I love the colors and textures Booth uses in his illustrations. What struck me, though, was how his art hints at cubism and how he uses this to define most of his portfolio.

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Currently Listening to Janelle Monae

Plaid – New Family

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Pieces Froids

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

One of the pieces that defines why I love the piano. Pieces Froides is dark and contemplative, rising and falling with the ebb and flow of some kind of dream. It’s almost like you’re listening in on someone else’s thoughts without them realizing it.

Enough analysis. Listen to this as well-

This is not my favorite performance of the piece, but I could not keep my eyes off of the performer. She’s got an interesting elegance about her. I think I will do an ink drawing of this :)

is she weird

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

I’m currently writing some music for my grad project film. No idea what I’m doing.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Sunday night I saw Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros at First Unitarian Church. It was an awesome show! The lead singer, Alex Ebert, was jumping around all over the place and the whole group made it a really fun show.

 

La Roux

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

why haven’t I seen these before? Thanks, Sara.

pretty things

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

 

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Joanna Newsom - Cosmia

Genius Trailer!

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

I love everything about the trailer for the new Coen brothers’ film, Serious Man. The rhythm and pacing rock!

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Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

First Friday in Olde City Philadelphia is always a great night out. We chanced upon a live performance by Kurt Vile at aka music where I also got Blitzen Trapper’s Black River Killer EP. It’s great! Uncle Sam asked Hadley to sing a song, too.

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Breathing OutKurt Vile

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Silver MoonBlitzen Trapper

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