Saturday, May 03, 2008

Blue house in Moustiers

Blue house in Moustiers, originally uploaded by marius.askildsen.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Isobel and Mark

"It's a funny setup," she admits. "I'm not going to lie, it's very unusual. You could raise your eyebrows. I prefer to say it's a unique thing."

Such a cutie

Ms. Nash at Coachella


A blow-by-blow* recap of the video for 'November Rain.'

It's very sad. The same cathedral that witnessed happy nuptials now resonates with weeping rock icons. Including, weirdly, John Denver. Oh, no, that's Axl Rose. He's very sad.

*poor choice of words

Market in Lorgues

Market in Lorgues, originally uploaded by marius.askildsen.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Random ten

1. Stuntman- Kasabian
2. Listen Up!- Gossip
3. I've Just Seen A Face- The View
4. All Apologies- Nirvana
5. Parachute Woman- The Rolling Stones
6. Don't Let Me Down- Stereophonics
7. South Side- Moby & Gwen Stefani
8. Celebrity Skin- Hole
9. Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe- Barry White
10. Red Blooded Woman- Kylie Minogue

11. L.E.S. Artistes- Santogold
12. Round & Round- New Order

Random bits

-This weekend at the shop, we have 2 weddings, including the daughter of our lead designer. I'm in charge of the other one, which features a young and picky bride, and am currently figuring out how I'm going to make it from setting up the latter, to attending the former. Of course, they're in different towns.*

-Today, I was examining my nails, and lamenting their lack of length/polish, and trying to schedule a time to rectify this. After getting a big eye roll from Patti, we decided that they would be fantastic if they weren't dirty, let alone manicured.

-When ordering Chinese takeout from a local grocery store today, I assumed my best professional phone manner, and said one of the dumbest things ever.

"I'd like to speak to someone in Chinese."

Not "I need to order Chinese takeout." Instead, telling the poor, probably amused operator that I'd like to speak a language that I don't even know how to say "hello" in.

On the plus side, I made the mother of the bride laugh her skinny arse off.

*We're talking 15 miles distance here, but still... I'm going to be careening around the countryside, dodging tractors and such, attempting to apply makeup while keeping the delivery van out of ditches and ravines...

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Montserrat, Catalonia, Spain

Montserrat, Catalonia, Spain, originally uploaded by curreyuk.

Mojo awards

Best Live Act
Arctic Monkeys
Rufus Wainwright
Seasick Steve
Led Zeppelin
Neil Young

Best Album
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds-Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
Arctic Monkeys- Favourite Worst Nightmare
Radiohead- In Rainbows
Duffy- Rockferry
Robert Plant and Alison
Krauss- Raising Sand

Song of the Year
LCD Soundsystem-All My Friends
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds- Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
The Last Shadow Puppets- The Age of the Understatement
Richard Hawley- Tonight the Streets Are Ours
Duffy- Mercy

Breakthrough Act
Pete Molinari
The Last Shadow Puppets
Bon Iver

Mojo Maverick
Mark E. Smith, of the Fall

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

ILU Russell

"Don't say that out loud." Oh, Russ... you're such a slag. Don't ever change.

An interesting combination

Petula Clark and PAUL RYDER?????? Oh my...

NOW here's an unlikely duet. Former Happy Mondays bassist Paul Ryder, brother of Shaun and now frontman of his own band Big Arm, is set to team up with Downtown singing legend Petula Clark.

Believe it or not, Paul's the looker in the Ryder clan.

Chalk Farm Road

Chalk Farm Road, originally uploaded by laurentphotography.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Sunday, April 27, 2008

I'm a swoon-y wreck

Most random setlist ever. They did 'Son Of A Gun.' My FAVORITE La's song. AAAAAA.

Helsinki played:

‘Genocide Matinee’
‘This Love’
‘Same Jeans’
‘White Riot’
‘Son Of A Gun’
‘Paris At Night’
‘I Wish’
‘Dancing In The Dark’

Paris in the springtime

Paris in the springtime, originally uploaded by torontofotobug.