Wednesday, August 22, 2012

About Musical Time!

There isn't a day that goes by that I don't search for a new favorite tune. I whole-heartedly love finding a new band to listen too.  To caveat that, I thought I should start sharing some new songs that I have been jamming too. Perhaps this will be a weekly thing, who knows. As of right now you have to click on the links themselves and download off the site that I have stored them at. I hope to have it where you just right click it but until then..enjoy..

Safe & Sound - Civil Twighlight & Taylor Swift

Youth - Foxes

Jungle - Emma Louise

Closer Than This - St. Lucia

Disparate Youth - Santigold

We Got it Wrong - St. Lucia

Monday, August 20, 2012

Ridiculous = Outside Lands 2012

To say the past month or so has been crazy is really an understatement! First things first, Outside Lands! I just got back from a wonderful 5 (cold and foggy) days in San Francisco!  My friend and I went to the fifth annual Outside Lands which is a music festival held in Golden Gate Park. Headliners included Stevie Wonder, Sigur Ross, Metallica and Foo Fighters! I am absolutely head over heels in love with this festival. Imagine music stages throughout a vast forest (literally) littered with abstract murals, domes with techno music, and art installations that look like geometric mirrors  in the shape of smaller domes but when you enter them its hollow and you can sit in them! There were so many wonderful things about this year's festival that I don't even know where to start! It felt like wonderland/candy land for adults. There were the wine lands, choco lands, beer lands, comedy tents, and gourmet food trucks. I know I didn't see everything the festival had to offer but I definitely had the time of my life. This was my 4th time going and by far the best time I have ever had.
The Iconic Wind Mills. They haven't changed since 2008!

Wine Lands
The wine lands to the right featured the best wine companies from local spots in nor cal. So if you were a wino, you were sure to visit that tent. The Choco Lands had little pastel colored houses that had sugary delights from places in San Fran. This festival was all about featuring the best of the best of Nor Cal. Everything was really trippy and magical. I felt as if I was just frolicking through the forest show to show and sensory overload was happening but in such an ornate creative manner that it wasn't overwhelming.

The entrance at night


It is a three day music festival that starts around one p.m. The vibe is really chill as reflecting the people of SF. While the weather was less than ideal and the hazy fog that would roll in at night created such a majestic atmosphere that made it so special and unlike any other festival I had ever attended. I plan on going to this festival for many years to come.
Musical Highlights: 
Sigur Ross
Passion Pit
Stevie Wonder
Regina Spektor
Franz Ferdinand 
Jack White 
The Kills
Foo Fighters

Day 1 via Limo

Tim Burton inspired in the lands of Choco Land
Hidden in the forest was this stage of creepy folk music

One of the many amazing food trucks
Day 3 at OSL w Y and D.

The fog rollin' on in