Hey it's that time of year again! Who's going to Bumbershoot?

I have to work Saturday and Sunday, which means I'm only going Monday.

Proposed Line-up:

The Offspring
Bedouin Soundclash
The Flobots
Death Cab for Cutie

I didn't go to Bumbershoot or Endfest last year... actually I haven't been to any shows this year because of school.

So any other Seattle or Portland kids going?


I need a haircut.

Every time I watch T&S on youtube I somehow get to thinking that a fash mullet or faux hawk would be a good idea. Now that my brother's wedding is over and I don't have to worry about ruining the wedding photos, technically I can do as I want with my hair.

bleh.. maybe I'll settle for a shaggy pixie cut or something.
  • Current Music
    Tegan and Sara - Nineteen

Carrie B on NPR

I didn't even realize until the other day that Carrie from SK blogs for NPR.

Her presidential blog comparing the candidates to musicians was possibly one of the most annoying political commentaries I've heard in awhile.

Seriously... stick to reviewing music and doing side projects. It's what you rock at.

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About a month or so back I took a flight to Baltimore. Then I took a hideously long bus ride to Charlottesville, VA. This was the first time I've been to the East Coast and pretty much the furthest from home that I've ever been.

I wasn't there to travel, have fun, or see any sights (although I did feel like my passport should have been stamped). I was there to row against UVA/Columbia/MSU (Wisco and UCF were there as well but we didn't race them). We didn't even get to go to DC or anything even though we were super close.

I came to a realization while I was there. I've been trying to cope with it ever since. That realization is that every single line that Morrissey writes, although clever, is completely terrible! I mean really, how unhappy would you have to be to enjoy that music let alone write it?

Maybe it's a good thing though, that I've been able to realize this. Maybe it means I'm not so miserable like I used to be. I know I'm not so miserable, everyone is commenting on how nice it is to see me laugh and smile again. So goodbye Morrissey and all of your miserable lyrics. I hope you can stop being sad someday.
  • Current Music
    Camera Obscura

Jack White Pants and Valentines

Seriously the first thing that came out of my mouth today was "Hey Katie... guess what day it is? It's that one holiday that makes everyone all pissed off... oh wait that's Columbus Day..."

I really don't care that it's Valentine's Day and I'm single. It doesn't bother me because it gives me an excuse to wear my "Jack White Pants," which, incidentally, are red.

I got these silly Superman Valentines for my teammates.

Uhhh... yeah that's about it for now.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone.

Newest Mixx

Same songs as always, different order.

Ame Mixx #001
"Pour a Shot for Your Dead Homie"

1. Eighties Fan - Camera Obscura
2. All of This - Blink 182 (with Robert Smith)
3. You + I Misbehaving - Tilly and the Wall
4. Say It Ain't So - Weezer
5. Wonderwall - Cat Power (Oasis Cover)
6. Princess + the Pony - Sean Na Na
7. Not Tonight - Tegan + Sara
8. Wet Blanket - Metric
9. Cold Light - The Yeah Yeah Yeash
10. Beat Your Heart Out - The Distillers (totally not a love song)
11. Mind Over Matter - Sarah Hotnights
12. Once in a While - Big D + the Kids Table (Rocky Horror Punk Rock Show)
13. Pretty Girls Make Graves - The Smiths
14. Burnout - Bangs
15. Pennyroal Tea - Nirvana
16. Gypsy Rose Lee - The Distillers
17. Tropical London - Rancid
  • Current Music
    The Moldy Peaches

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The thing that I hate most in life is when someone you love is hurting and there's not a damn thing you can do about it. I hate when you can't even talk to the one person that can make you feel not so bad about not being able to make them feel not so bad. Does that even make sense?

Now that I've turned 20 I'm not so angsty anymore... It's like you're not allowed to be angsty and emo if you're not a teen. I mean shit like this still happens, but that's life. I've learned that you just have to get over it if you can. If you can't, then self pity becomes your reality and you'll just wallow in it.

People have always told me that it's your own responsibility to try and make the best of every day. It's finally sinking in. It's taken 20 years but I'm starting to get it.

I guess turning 20 made me more mature... but it sure hasn't lessened my capacity to ramble.

latest mixx

I call this one "B Side Afternoon" because they are songs that I would put on the B Side of a Cassette if I wasn't too lazy to make one.

If Looks Could Kill - Camera Obscura
Everyday is Like Sunday - The Smiths
Come Together - The Beatles
Bad Moon Rising - CCR
Sing - The Dresden Dolls
Eau D'Bedroom Dancing - Le Tigre
Portland Oregon - Loretta Lynn
In the Cold Cold Night - The White Stripes
The Kids Are Alright - The Who
Just Like Henry - Dressy Bessy