Don’t go tell me that the lights won’t change

I randomly watched the video Clair de Lune featuring Christine Hoberg by Flight Facilities for the first time the other night as I was battling insomnia.

I watched it again 2 more times before I knew what was really happening. I picked up on the reference of the 2 girls mirroring each other, but I was still confused and needed to pay closer attention.

Such a great song to listen to on the subway.

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Norah Jones sings Black Hole Sun

In a tribute to the late Chris Cornell, Norah Jones sang Black Hole Sun at the Fox Theater in Detroit on May 23, 2017.

Eerie and haunting, and so very Norah.

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TV on the Radio

I enjoy a gritty and grainy music video any day. HD and overly-produced videos might be the present and the future, but anything with a self-made feel pulls at my heart. The video for Wolf Like Me by TV on the Radio fills me with several emotions, something most modern day videos rarely (if ever) accomplish.

I randomly discovered this band on Spotify – which may be the best 10 bucks I spend each month.

Quick facts about TV On The Radio:

• Formed in 2001
• From Brooklyn, NY
• Have been on several labels including Interscope
• Touring next: one show on Sunday June 25, 2017 at the Id10t Festival in Mountain View, CA

Listen to them on Spotify

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Kitten Los Angeles

Last year in LA I stumbled across the band Kitten because their gig poster caught my eye. (Designer recognizes design right?) I couldn’t make it to that show because I was leaving town a few days prior. Fast forward a year and a half, I come to find they are playing another show shortly after I leave town, again.

Dear Kitten, someday I will make it to one of your shows, I promise.

If you are in LA, go see them at the Echoplex on Saturday, May 27th.

Said poster is below. If Kitten hadn’t been promoting themselves I wouldn’t have discovered them. Guerrilla Marketing 101. You can also listen to them on Spotify.

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Typography found in the East Village

There’s so much interesting typography to be found in New York City, but my favorite area to spot some really interesting street signs, storefronts and logos is the East Village. This neighborhood has a very artistic, urban, old New York vibe, and the signage reflects that perfectly.

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Crazy LA flowers

All over my instagram feed, LA residents (who I’m so jealous of) are posting tons of these red flowers in full bloom. I have no idea what they’re called, but they’re all over my photo stream from January when I visited.
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Happy Wednesday!

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Roadtrippin’ along the Salton Sea

After we visited Palm Springs last month, we headed out further into the desert. While driving along Highway 111, we begin to notice the most pungent smell ever, and lo and behold the crazy smell was coming from the Salton Sea. I wasn’t looking at a map, so I had no idea we were even near this “sea”. It’s so vacant, boarded-up, and falling apart due to manmade issues that caused a bustling resort town to fade away to literally almost nothing. This place looks feels like a scene from a sci-fi thriller, and I was creeped out more than once. There’s dead fish bones littering the beach, and so much vacant empty space.
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There are fish skeletons covering every inch of beach:
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I don’t believe in zombies but it would be of no surprise if one roamed this crazy land. Behind this lake was one boarded up hotel and resort after another. After living in NYC for five years, I get extremely uncomfortable in the middle of nowhere (ie: no man’s land). There were no gas stations for miles, no people or other cars for stretches at a time, and cell service was spotty at best. I can see why the desert serves as the backdrop for so many horror films.
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And then this are you kidding me insane desert sunset happened on the ride back. Mind = Blown.
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Boston’s Best Cocktail: The Dancing Bear Martini

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Before moving to NYC, I lived in Boston for over 6 years. I say on good authority that the best {and most fun} cocktail in Boston is the Dancing Bear Martini at the Charlesmark Hotel on Boylston Street. There’s no better garnish than gummy bears! The Charlesmark also happens to be my favorite chill spot/low-key date spot, hangout in Boston—The drinks are creative, the lighting is dim, the music is cool and the vibe is just right.

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