Sailing in the Late Afternoon courtesy of Etsy
I'm a day late and a dollar short with this post but hopefully I'll remedy that with another installment of my quarterly/seasonal "favorites" posts. This is where I share some of the intriguing finds that I have come across on the interwebs over the past few weeks. It won't focus on music per se but we'll get to that at the end. Don't look now but summer is just around the corner.
I love to see beauty in an unexpected place.
And yes, I am obsessed with abandoned places.
And I am preoccupied with the weather.
And I think this is funny.
This makes me wish I was a young hipster with the money to fly to beautiful spots and make a video about how happy and fulfilled I am.
I always wondered what was up there.
This is for your inner-Fresh Air-geek.
Twenty-first century citing.
See ya Instagram.
Words to live by.
This music video is truly remarkable
This is for the birds.
Kids, they grow up fast.
Virtual recipes that make your social media life easier.
I totally do this.
I'm digging this podcast.
This is something my friend Miguel would do.
Or maybe I'll just go back to school.
I love this guy.
Food imagined as men's clothing.
I'll take a vacation here please.
Do you have your tickets yet for the best music festival in the world? Well, you should!
Here are this week's five tunes:
"Sweater Weather" - The Neighbourhood
One of my favorite music blogs described The Neighbourhood this way: [they] are on the precipice of becoming the next Foster The People, making their deliriously catchy 'Sweater Weather' this year’s “Pumped Up Kicks.” Take a listen and see for yourself.
"Over the Ocean" - Here We Go Magic
I'm digging the sound of this indie-pop group from Brooklyn.This track is from their recently released album A Different Ship.
"Perfect World" - Gossip
I've had this track in my "possible" playlist for a few weeks now. I first heard it via The Guardian Spotify app which described the track as "a brilliantly constructed song that harnesses the band's energy for the soaring chorus, dropping everything for the middle eight before exploding again."
"Big Broom" - Races
Here's another track I've had waiting in the wings. Filter magazine writes: "The debut of the Los Angeles-native sextet Races is better than many bands’ third or fourth records. Year of the Witch beautifully chronicles the heartbreak of both sides of a failing relationship, an emotionally broken individual and the death of a brother...Maybe that is what makes it so tragic and brilliant all at the same time."
Huichica 2012 Bonus Song: "Illusion" - Poor Moon
Peace & Cheer,