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{July 31, 2009}   Full Albums streaming online!

In need of some music? Have no fear here are to cool albums streaming in their entirety!


A few articles on vampires from some of my favorite people:

NY Times by Loren Capelli

NY Times by Loren Capelli

  • And director Guillermo Del Toro wrote an Op-ed piece for the NY Times on “Why Vampires Never Die” and a Q&A from the Director by Time Magazine

Get your folk on this weekend! The second best way to be there! NPR is covering this weekend’s Newport Folk Festival. Check out the schedule of performances they will be broadcasting including The Avett Brothers, Fleet Foxes and more on Saturday and Neko Case and Joan Baez on Sunday. Other concerts are going to be archived to listen to later including Saturday’s Mavis Staples and Iron & Wine set and Sunday’s Deer Tick and Elvis Perkins in Dearland.

You can also get a preview of this year’s fest and a free music sampler of the artist performing. Also here’s Folk Alley’s 100 essential folk songs

{July 31, 2009}   Cool finds Friday

Sorry, my post is late…again! I set my alarm for 7 am and so, of course that means I got up at 1 o’clock in the afternoon! And then I spent a couple hours catching up with emails.

Here’s my coolest finds of the week:

  • Coolest music: A good week for music! I’m seriously into Yacht. You can still get their album for only $5.99 on Itunes and see a video for Psychic City. Also The Arctic Monkeys streamed a live performance of new songs from their upcoming album ‘Humbug’ due out Aug. 25. I’m also planning to see Super Moth Black Rainbow tomorrow night. Check out a few tunes on Myspace
  • Coolest book: Classic novels being re-imagined as graphic novels is perhaps the coolest idea ever! I am in love with graphic novels. Fahrenheit 451 is being turned into a graphic novel. I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
  • Coolest TV: I’m really into the Travel channel’s Bite Me with Dr. Mike on Tuesdays @ 10pm. I love what he does in the name of science research and good tv. Last week I watched him eat knowingly the organism that turns into a tapeworm and then subsequently watching what it turned into was crazy fun. Follow him on twitter. Also, a cancelled show, but a great one The Middleman came out on DVD this week. Definitely check them out! Also BBC show Spaced (with my celebrity crush Simon Pegg) is now on Hulu as is my favorite show as a kid She-Ra!!!
  • Coolest movies: Hmm. I’m torn between checking out 500 Days of Summer or Funny People – both are getting mixed reviews. And I still haven’t seen The Hurt Locker, which is supposed to be amazing. But I might just sit home and catch up on my Netfix viewing. The Coolest movie news by far this week: Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are bringing former TV show Dark Shadows to the big screen.
  • Coolest news of the week: Is actually the hottest. The West coast is in the middle of a dreadful heatwave. It’s even too hot for the Smash Comics characters

And finally, a special note to Tori Amos fans: Thanks to all of you who read my Tori Amos concert review. I had lots of fun writing it! I am overwhelmed by the support of Tori Amos fans. Nearly 200 people checked out my twitter review. Thanks for the love. And so here’s Tori’s performance of Silent All These Years and Maybe, California from her stop in Atlanta this week.

{July 30, 2009}   Hangover news post

I feel like I drank last night! I think I have an adrendalin hangover from my Tori Amos concert going last night. Are you toried out? Here’s some Tori-less news of note:

  • Dr. Seuss‘s The Lorax is being made into a film (yay!)
  • Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock‘s new film The Entrepreneur can be seen online through TODAY, July 30 only!
  • Listen to Scarlett Johansson and Pete Yorn‘s new song
  • See the Spinal Tap performance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
  • Paste has an article about the history of the Newport Folk Festival. The 2009 folk festival is happening this weekend. Don’t forget you can download free music samplers of both this year’s folk festival artists and the Newport Jazz Festival artists

I was a tweeting fool last night at the Tori Amos concert on Miami Beach. I had so much fun and could hardly contain my excitement so I twittered. It was like having a friend to comment with during the show.

  • Tori time!
  • Just asked what time it was. Girl said “It’s Tori time.” Duh
  • Now tori’s on

Give 1

  • Leg up on piano (bench) thrusting

Rasberry Swirl (ROCKED! Miami loves a good groove they can dance to)

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{July 29, 2009}   Miami Happenings

Some Miami related news before I’m off to get a Massage and then see Tori Amos tonight (7/29) at The Fillmore on Miami Beach (tix still available if you want to join):

  • Moms Miami is giving away passes to a screening of Julie & Julia for August, 4. Contest ends tomorrow July 30. I’ve seen it and liked it! (Note: Scroll down a little on the link page)
  • NBC announced Joan Rivers is hosting yet another new Miami-based reality show
  • See Guatemalean singer Ricardo Arjona tomorrow July 30 at the American Airlines Arena
  • Not specifically Miami based, but get a free Jamba Juice smoothie
  • And, I like these Miami company’s headbands


Wasn’t aware of this, but all summer long NPR is giving us music lessons. Every wednesday they post a new recording from Tom Moon’s book 1,000 recordings to hear before you die. Check out this week’s music selection

I’ll admit it. I’ve never seen Battlestar Galactica…I know; the shame. Well, now I have a chance to catch up the complete series and season 4.5 was released on DVD this week. See more suggestions from Pop Candy

I’m also adding these comic-book related DVDs to my queue/library:

Astonishing Work of Osamu Tezuka – King of Manga

Spectacular Spider-Man: The Complete First Season – animated series with Peter Parker as a superhero during his teen years

Green Lantern: First Flight – voices of Christopher Meloni,Michael Madsen, Victor Garber

{July 29, 2009}   Tori Day news

Have a mentioned I’m seeing Tori Amos tonight at The Fillmore? I’m so excited. I’m only going to one show this tour and tonight’s the night! But first, here’s some things going on on my Tori Day!

  • Want to see trailers for the Toy Story Movies?
  • Why are people flocking to see The Room that has been called “the worst movie ever made?”
  • Never heard of Rilo Kiley? For shame. But here’s a good way to check them out.
  • Whitney Houston’s new album I Look to You is releasing early – Aug. 31. Listen to the first single
  • New video “Here to Fall” from Yo La Tengo

et cetera