Day 238. “Visions” by Grimes

Streets of Pittsburg at Night with my friend Brittany. Buddy System. 2007. 

Day 238. “Visions” by Grimes

What a great album!

In 2010, Grimes began to write, record and produce what would become her third album in extended isolation over a three-week period.[14] at home in Montreal, and described her writing process as being “equally enjoyable and tortuous”.[15] During recording, she was reclusive and insomniac with blacked out windows, for nine days, to induce hallucinations, explaining “you have no stimulation, so your subconscious starts filling in the blanks. I started to feel like I was channelling spirits. I was convinced my music was a gift from God. It was like I knew exactly what to do next, as if my songs were already written.”[14] The album was recorded entirely on Apple’s GarageBand, using vocal pedals, a sampler and a Juno-G keyboard.


I realize I should be writing about the album as a whole, or how this has effected my life… However, the connection is merely the song “Oblivion”.

The fear of walking alone at night as a female. I remember moving to Esondido in 2009, and witnessing the public’s reaction to the rape & murder of Amber Dobois (which happened in broad day light)…thinking..I’ll never go anywhere alone again. Of course, that didn’t happen. I walk alone often. However, that feeling of vunrability is always there.

I grew up in the suburbs of Amish country…I never really had to excersize my street smarts until I moved to the city of Pittsburg for college. Even then, I had pretty thick skin…and thought I was invinceable to anything. That was until some peers were held at gunpoint outside our apartment complex. Noted. Anything can happen. Bringing back the good ole’ buddy system.

Tomorrow: “Deep Cuts” by The Knife


Day 237. “low kii Savage” by Kiiara

“Sun Swarm” by Chris Bell, Outside the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Pier 17.

Learn more about Chris Bell here.

Day 237. “low kii Savage” by Kiiara

People these days are always complaining about the “new” music…and how horrible it is. I beg to differ. Although this EP didn’t recieve the greatest reviews, I give Kiiara credit for her creativity in trying something different. I dig it. (Also, I guess I voilated my own rules on not doing any EP’s…but, heck with it…this is my blog)

So, Kiiara is an emo chick…She also is just 21 years old. Oh no! God forbid….another millenial 😐 Oh no! She is complaining about her life! 😐 She’s an artist…that is what artists do. Self expression through art. Deal with it. And, enjoy.


P.s. I don’t actually know anything about Kiiara…

Tomorrow: “Visions” by Grimes

Day 236. “Starboy” by The Weeknd

ahhh…Big Sur…until next time.

Day 236. “Starboy” by The Weeknd

Thanks to my deskmate at work…I can’t stop listening to this song. Kaitlin and I also listened to it the entire weekend back from San Francisco…so…decided I should check out the rest of the album today! Consensus? Great voice…great beats…and he uses Star Trek references to reel in the ladies… A++



Tomorrow: “low kii Savage” by Kiiara

Day 234. “Strange Mercy” by St. Vincent

Happy Thanksgiving from Oakland!


Day 234. “Strange Mercy” by St. Vincent

So, I had no idea, but St. Vincent was a member of The Polyponic Spree…remember this video?


Anyhow, I am quite pleased that she broke off to do her own thing..because I love this album. It’s different…creative, and just sort of a breath of fresh air.


Tomorrow: “Bloom” by Beach House

Day 232. “Lungs” by Florence & The Machine

Ashley & I at the Giants vs Padres game.

Day 232. “Lungs” by Florence & The Machine

All I can think about is that I am leaving for San Francisco tomorrow night! Bring on the long Thanksgiving weekend!

Also, if it wasn’t for my friend Ashley…I probably would have never listened to this album. So, thank you Ash!

Tomorrow. “Let is Die” by Feist