Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Discovery!

Ok so this might not be a newbie to some of you, but for me it is. k.s. Rhoads is the new thing going on around Nashville. He is a part of the area's Ten out of Tenn group, and boy does he hold his own amongst those indie giants (like Erin McCarley and Katie Herzig). Here is a prime example of his musical talents:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLqH766klvY Happy Hunting!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Where Is Ben Folds?

Ok, so as previously stated, I am an avid Ben Folds fan. Not only have I been to four of his shows, I frequent (not on purpose) many of his stomping grounds. I have all his albums and know where his house is.
I am not a stalker though. I know where his house is purely because my friend Hbomb's sister stalked him when she was in high school, and I live off of his street. I attend Belmont, I can't help but know him and love him. Anyways so the reason behind my extremely unclever "where is waldo" reference, is because of this. Not only do I constantly run into Ben Folds outside of a concert arena, but I did today twice in one day at two different places with two parts of his family. I don't really know how I manage it, but I have run into Ben at my two favorite hw places, 21st avenue starbucks and fido in hvillage. I have run into Ben at Fido before, and when I say run, I mean literally run into him. haha
I also know that his kids go to USN which is down the street from starbucks, I suppose it was only a matter of time before I ran into him here. Still, its really weird people go their entire lives without running into anyone famous, and I run into people all the time. And again, I didn't stalk him the reason I know that his kids go to USN, is simply because my brother went there, as did a few of my friends, and my friend ali found out through a high school literary conference. What made today's encounter even funnier was that I was listening to Hiroshima as he walked in, how ironic is that? lol It made my horrible day a little bit better let me tell you.

Well moving on to slightly more interesting topics, todays artwork is a piece by Vermeer a painter from the renaissance, who constantly painted people at a window. I had to do a project on him in 2-D design, and its only fair that you all are exposed to him as well.


And just cause, I will post a wonderful clip of a limited release Ben Folds Five Song.

Just so you know, the countdown to Death Cab for Cutie at Ryman auditorium is on, May 4th people!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

I know this turned into a music/ art blog, but whatevs

So, easter break is over. That is the last break for the semester, until school is out. Oh where oh where has the time gone? Omg! well anyways back to my extraordinarily interesting blog. I subscribe to teen girl magazines. Yeah I admit, seventeen, teen vogue, cosmo girl, elle girl, all of them. Of course, now I subcribe to just seventeen and teen vogue, until I get bored or my subcription runs out, whichever happens first ;). Seventeen is kinda sad, but teen vogue has great things in it. For instance, my music topic for the day: Harlem Shakes.


I don't know if they are a new band, but they are to me. They are kind of a vampire weekend/ clap your hands combination. Great music though. Without Teen Vogue, I wouldn't have discovered them for myself. So while your hating on my teen vogue habit, think of that. I want you to look at them, while looking at this week's art, and think of vacation and really cool manhattan hippies with fedoras. That's what I think of.

Here is your weekly art pic, and as always enjoy it and life peace!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Level of Nirvana has been reached

It is amazing what good music can do to your psyche. Last night, I attended the Ben Folds concert at the Ryman Auditiorium in Nashville, and it was amazing. Ironically, I have seen Ben on three other occasions, but I could never appreciate how well he plays at the Ryman. I am even more excited to see what Death Cab does with the Ryman in May.

Anyways the opening act for Ben was this band called Jukebox the Ghost. Without a doubt, one of the best bands I have heard in a long time. Not only were they a little quirky, they were also adorable, with a side of intellectual. Like any redblooded american college student, I proceeded to stalk them at the next available opportunity, they all went to George Washington University! Intellegience mixed with quirky is always a good combination.
Here are a few links to some of their videos, I highly recommend them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua4YlN9tQKQ ,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EsT1t7hPPU, and one of my new faves "hold it in," http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIJTDwyQw5Y

As for Ben Folds, what more can be said about the man? He takes the "Piano Man" to a new level that at this point in history no one has been able to copy. The talent for being an indie/ alternative musician, but having commercial success without sellling out is quite endearing and gives hope to those of us who follow a "real" alternative lifestyle. This post is for all thos Vandy and Belmont indie hopefuls/ preppy kids that were at last nights sold out show. I am one of you!

And as such, here is my indie art pick of the month: highly representative right? lol have fun with life you bohemian dopes!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Again I Apologize for my absence

Ok so heres the dealio,
Belmont is in quite the competition frenzy this week. We have the upcoming elections for sga president and vicepresident, 6th thru the 8th I believe, the student art exhibition/ competition thingy gets going thursday at 4-7pm check it out!!! (LCVA) With this rush of competitve adrenalineI must remind you that I am also an "artiste" so without further adue, here are three of my pieces, whatcha think? I can handle the criticism, just dont tell me where you live! ;) jk!!

Anyways as always, there is music involved with my art choices, and todays is yet again another one by justin nozuka: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq28SAHDVhY

I swear everytime I hit youtube I fall in love with yet another of his songs!

To keep you from getting bored however here is an oldie but a goodie, Space Cowboy, by the steve miller band : www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIHP9o6X6D8