Thursday, June 29, 2006

jetty


jetty, originally uploaded by roxydynamite.

After what feels like a few months of not listening to anything but podcasts, Sweets picked up some new CDs. The Racounteurs is way better than I anticipated. Brendan Benson's touch is everywhere and I'm loving it. Sweets is listening to Under the Iron Sea by Keane but it's a bit too mellow for me.
We're both crazy about News and Tributes, the sophomore effort from The Futureheads. The song "Skip to the End" is perfect to drive around to with the breeze flapping your hair. "Decent Days and Nights (Shy Child Remix)" makes me want to get all fulla gin and dance til dawn. The song that has totally taken over Sweets's brain is "Back to the Sea." He's singing it to himself incessantly. Which is why I love this photo from last weekend. As I look at it, I hear him singing "I don't want to go back to tthe sea, whatevers pulling you isn't pulling me." Like a million times over. But in a good way. (Follow any of the links above to Amazon and you can hear snippets of the songs.)

A couple things coming up have me excited. Complacent Nation s throwing some intriguing parties this summer. This weekend is Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang described as "Two floors, 15,000sqft. and a labyrinth of secret corners and massive delights ...explore this outsized playground for the giddy and delirious... Featuring a free bar-b-que, live bands, fresh art, voyeur-video projections, stilt walkers, fireworks and two of the tightest sound-systems this side of the East River...Plus live voyeur photos and video projections by Berlin�s top vj artist Benno Klandt, cupcake and tea lounge." Sounds like my kind of party and it's only $10. Hmmm.
If we don't make that one, there is always the Siren Music Festival hosted by the Village Voice in Coney Island. Siren is the bomb diggity. It's free! Rub sunscreen on your ghostly pallor and elbows with the indie stars of tomorrow! You can ride that beastly Cyclone rollercoaster or the marvelous Wonder Wheel while simultaneously bopping your hipster head to on of the following acts:
SCISSOR SISTERS
SERENA MANEESH
MAN MAN
THE ROGERS SISTERS
DEADBOY & THE ELEPHANTMEN
PRIESTESS
SHE WANTS REVENGE
STARS
ART BRUT
TAPES 'N TAPES
THE STILLS
THE CRIBS
CELEBRATION
DIRTY ON PURPOSE

And if all that still isn't enough, head up to the boardwalk to salsa dance with complete strangers, nibble on corn cobs, shoot paintballs at freaks and have a drink at Ruby's.

1 Comments:

Anonymous bekka said...

totally awesome photo. oh how i missed blogs while i was away on vacation & business and had limited internet access.

6/30/2006 02:53:00 PM  

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