Sunday, May 31, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

playlist for today, courtesy of my brain.



fuel - shimmer
rachael yamagata - be be your love
forever the sickest kids - hey brittany
jill sobule - i kissed a girl
mates of state - my only offer

zzzzzzzzzzzzzip!
+ one extra.
wasted by cartel.
<333

Thursday, May 28, 2009

band i love: kings of convenience



kings of convenience are my go-to band when i want mellow, chilled-out music to calm me down.
they're described as an indie folk pop duo from norway, & if you've heard the whitest boy alive that's Øye's side-project.
a lot of the stuff on their album riot on an empty street reminds me of quieter simon & garfunkel, which is not a bad thing.
one of my favourite tracks is homesick.


i'll lose some sales & my boss won't be happy
but i can't stop listening to the sound
of two soft voices
blended in perfection
from the reels of this record that i've found.

every day there's a boy in the mirror asking me
what are you doing here?
finding all my previous motives
growing increasingly unclear.

i've traveled far & i've burned all the bridges
i believed as soon as i hit land
all the other options held before me,
would wither in the light of my plan.

so i'll lose some sales & my boss won't be happy
but there's only one thing on my mind
searching boxes underneath the counter
on a chance that on a tape i'd find
a song for someone who needs somewhere to long for.

homesick
because i no longer know where home is.

download here

Monday, May 25, 2009

you could go into early labour sucking face like that you know!


one of my favourite quotes from juno (among many).






(i know, it's raindrops on roses... i got distracted halfway through the word!)



i doodled these in biro in-between voters at the election last week & thought they ended up pretty cute.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

i heart: disney.



i picked these up randomly in the supermarket- cute or what!
i really don't like this whole "disney princess" thing they've got going on now we're they're all in fancy dresses etc. blech.





ariel has always been my favourite, followed by belle & then snow white (does she have name?).
i've never liked cinderella (probably because she was blonde, haha) nor sleeping beauty.
(& alice is totally not a disney character, whatever my sister may think!)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

smiggle!





new ipod pouches :)
purple is mine, pink is my sister's
cos she collects all things pig.

i like this a lot.

here is little Effie's head
whose brains are made of gingerbread
when judgment day comes
God will find six crumbs

stooping by the coffinlid
waiting for something to rise
as the other somethings did-
you imagine his surprise

bellowing through the general noise
Where is Effie who was dead?
-to God in a tiny voice,
i am may the first crumb said

whereupon its fellow five
crumbs chuckled as if they were alive
and number two took up the song
might i'm called and did no wrong

cried the third crumb, i am should
and this is my little sister could
with our big brother who is would
don't punish us for we were good;

and the last crumb with some shame
whispered unto God, my name
is must and with the others i've
been Effie who isn't alive

just imagine it I say
God amid a monstrous din
watch your step and follow me
stooping by Effie's little, in

(want a match or can you see?)
which the six subjective crumbs
twitch like mutilated thumbs;
picture His peering biggest whey

coloured face on which a frown
puzzles, but I know the way-
(nervously Whose eyes approve
the blessed while His ears are crammed

with the strenuous music of
the innumerable capering damned)
-staring wildly up and down
the here we are now judgment day

cross the threshold have no dread
lift the sheet back in this way
here is little Effie's head
whose brains are made of gingerbread

e.e. cummings

Friday, May 22, 2009

afternoon delight.


(my current phone background)



eliza dushku in this month's maxim.
the rest of this shoot isn't so spectacular (far too airbrushed) but i love these two shots.

a pretty.



i received this gorgeous cup & saucer & tea-plate set for my birthday last week.
it is from the Royal Albert 100 Years collection, with a different pattern representing every decade.









this particular one is from the early 1900s & is called Regency Blue:

"1901 signalled the end of Victorian times & the start of the Edwardian era. after a reign of almost 60 years, Queen Victoria was succeeded by Edward VII. the Regency period ran around the turn of the century & Regency Blue is reminiscent of typical designs of the day, with rich cobalt blue & deep maroons, highlighted with gold accents."

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

a few snaps from the weekend.


(this one reminds me of the vampire weekend album cover)








Sunday, May 17, 2009

i think that i might break.



help i have done it again
i have been here many times before
hurt myself again today
& the worst part is there's no one else to blame

be my friend
hold me
wrap me up
unfold me
i am small
& needy
warm me up
& breathe me

ouch i have lost myself again
lost myself & i am nowhere to be found,
yeah i think that i might break
lost myself again & i feel unsafe

be my friend
hold me
wrap me up
unfold me
i am small
& needy
warm me up
& breathe me
sia, breathe me


i love my friends because they care when i'm sad & drive 45 minutes to see me for only half an hour & give me cuddles & listen to me talk shit all the time & dedicate posts to me on my birthday & call/msg me to check i'm okay & love me no matter what.

Friday, May 15, 2009

effing perfection.


ps



happy birthday to meeeeeee!
this was too good not to share haha.
i'm such a dork.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

a wish.



i wish to feel smaller under your sheets
i wish for the whole truth every time you speak
& i'm thinking bout how you care half as much for me
as i watch you arise, smoke cigarettes, sleep

& i guess it doesn't matter what i say or what i seem
you stuck what i felt for you in the pocket of your jeans
ygnoring me the morning after isn't enough
& i swear i'm gonna cry, i'm sick of trying to be tough

& my blood won't stick to the confines of my veins
& your heart is gonna tear mine away

& i wish to feel smaller under your hands
though you seem satisfied as you slip mine down your pants
& i'm thinking bout how you care half as much for me
as you lift up my shirt after asking politely

& i guess it doesn't matter what i am or pretend to be
cause it's her you'll always love
& it's her i'll always envy
wanna end this now so dreams of you won't keep me up
& i swear i'm gonna cry, i'm sick of trying to be tough

& my blood won't stick to the confines of my veins
& your heart is gonna tear mine away

& it's hard to find what i want
when it's buried beneath the biggest rock
i could pay lots of money to help lift it with machines
but i'm not sure you'd cooperate, not sure you'd come clean

& i wish to feel smaller under your sheets
i wish for the whole truth every time you speak
& i'm thinking bout how you care half as much for me
as i watch you arise, smoke cigarettes, sleep

& i guess it doesn't matter what i say or what i seem
you stuck what i felt for you in the pocket of your jeans
ignoring me the morning after isn't enough
& i swear i'm gonna cry, i'm sick of trying to be tough
yeah i swear i'm gonna cry, i'm sick of trying to be tough

& my blood won't stick to the confines of my veins
& your heart is gonna tear mine away
is gonna tear mine away

gregory & the hawk
(youtub)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

loot.



exciting!

currently wearing.





latest op shop purchase.
i adore it.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

crafting.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

you are perfecting circular breathing




you loomed up slowly on the horizon
blocking the sun like an ocean liner
when i discover i'm living in your shadow
it always comes as a surprise

but way up here
i'm spinning around a lamppost in the rain
way up here, i remember rain
& i'm whispering directly into your ear

you are perfecting circular breathing
i can't always tell when you're inhaling
so you make it look like you're always giving
but you're always storing little bits away
you're a bit away

but way up here
i'm dancing around a lamppost in the rain
way up here
it's pouring down
& i'm saying right into your ear

what does it take?
to stop getting carried away by the force of my love
you take my breath away
i'm starting to suffocate
break the outline of my body
break where i end & you begin
break, you came too far in
& out & in, & doubt & din again

every time we breathe out
we let out a little bit of ourselves
it'd be alright if we could exchange
but you don't want to
& i don't blame you
but i'm gonna wanna learn to play the didgeridoo too

because way up here
i'm dancing around that lamppost in the rain
way up here
rain on down
& I'm screaming, I'm shouting into your ear
& out & in, & doubt & din.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

j'adore.



effing amazing or what?

one of my favourite songs of theirs, along with neighborhood #1 (tunnels) & keep the car running.

see the full video here.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sunday, May 3, 2009

& it's okay if you have to go away.



i love pretty much every mraz song EVER, but this has been close to my number-one favourite for many many years.
my favourite version is off the tonight, not again live album, which was the first of his that i ever heard.
the man writes some of the most incredible lyrics, & even though he's a bit of a crazy hippie now, i still adore him.
the thing i love most is just how prolific a songwriter he is- he has at least 50 unreleased songs that have only ever been played live.
i find that amazing.


was it you who spoke the words that things would happen but not to me
oh things are gonna happen naturally
oh taking your advice i'm looking on the bright side
& balancing the whole damn thing
but often times those words get tangled up in lines
& the bright lights turn to night
until the dawn it brings
another day to sing about the magic that was you & me

cause you & i both loved
what you & i spoke of
& others just read of
others only read of the love, the love that i love.

see i'm all about them words
over numbers, unencumbered numbered words
hundreds of pages, pages, pages forwards
more words than i had ever heard & i feel so alive

you & i, you & i
not so little you & i anymore
& with this silence brings a moral story
more importantly evolving is the glory of a boy

cause you & i both loved
what you & i spoke of
& others just dream of
& if you could see me now
well i'm almost finally out of
i'm finally out of
finally deedeedeedee
well i'm almost finally, finally
well i'm free, oh, i'm free

& it's okay if you have go away
oh just remember the telephone works both ways
& if i never ever hear them ring
if nothing else i'll think the bells inside
have finally found you someone else & that's okay
cause i'll remember everything you sang

cause you & I both loved what you & i spoke of
& others just read of & if you could see now
well i'm almost finally out of
i'm finally out of, finally, deedeeededede
well i'm almost finally, finally, finally out of words.