Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Heard and seen

I saw:

It's been an eventful few days. Mostly.. hopeful. I celebrated Thanksgiving away from my mother's delicious cooking, my dad's snoring and my even louder brother(all which i miss..especially my dad's ability to fall asleep at any given moment. literally). I made, in my opinion, a pretty damn good vegan thanksgiving dinner for some great guys and impressively drank many glasses of wine and whiskey without succumbing to a 33 year old hangover the next day.

We went to see The Muppets(so good) which made us nostalgic for the old episodes the following day. I'm glad we had a few on DVD. It's like SNL, but with puppets. SNL, but awesome. SNL with Eddie Murphy...you feel me. It operates in such a friendly space in the world. You forgive, you're accountable, you laugh, you lend a hand, you sing a song with Paul Simon, etc. But this is all done genuinely. There's really nothing forced about understanding the good, flawed and real nature of these characters.

P.S. I saw Like Crazy. It's all kinds of tiny emotional tortures. Initially sweet and optimistic, details seem to be the make or breaking point, which is very unromantic(but realistic all the same, right?). A part of me wanted them to give up altogether.

I would also like to feel less cynical.

I heard:

A little plug and love for a Baltimore local label. We listened to this while making thanksgiving lattes at work. Friends Records released a compilation of what seems like a pretty good lineup of Baltimore bands. There's a few winners, dance favorites and Baltimore staples. Check it out!

The cool kids seem to think this is fun or something..they are right! Cheers to the youth of Baltimore and their ability to embrace a good dance song. Does he sound like dracula light?


  1. So glad you had a good time!!!! and that song makes me want to exercise. ha

  2. I saw Like Crazy too...they did a good job making the movie exhausting, just like those situations are like in real life. Liked it, won't see it again-like Blue Valentine.