Sunday, November 29, 2009

No suprise

1. We're The Rebels - Rachael Cantu
2. Parentheses - The Blow
3. Lights Out - Santogold
4. Well I Can Take It - Tender Forever
5. Grounds For Divorce - Wolf Parade

Love, Keiko.

the fifth last ten until twenty-ten.

1) daylight (troublemaker remix ft. de la soul) - matt & kim
2) all eyez on me - clipse (ft. keri hilson)
3) short change hero - the heavy
4) i'd rather dance with you (redlight remix) - kings of convenience
5) pyramid song (zeds dead illuminati remix) - radiohead
6) hysteric (acoustic version) - yeah yeah yeahs
7) overnight - hudson mohawke
8) airports - mostly bears
9) when they fight, they fight - generationals
10) strange fruit - common (ft. john legend)


Friday, November 27, 2009

your assignment as a mysterygoogle secret agent is to copy and paste this until you see it again.

i don't know how i feel about this.
the missions are kinda fun though!


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Lately I've been listening to...

1. Rachael Cantu - I was all about Rachael Cantu in grade 12 when she released her first album, Run All Night...(Saturday= my fave song off it). I was pretty stoked when her new album, Far and Wide, came out a couple weeks ago, and I've been listening to it a bunch since. Overall I am diggin' it more than Run All Night, it's got the same feel and it pretty similar... just better. My fave song is Your Hips Are Bad - Back when I was still a frequent myspace user (2007?) this song was on her page and I loved it and was always super bummed that I couldn't find a download of it anywhere.

2. Tender Forever - I forget when I picked up her album (spring? early summer? late winter? who knows)... I didn't listen to much of it other than the song that I knew I liked (How Many) (I fell in love when I saw the cover she did of JT's My Love... I know I blogged about it). Last week someone that I follow on Twitter tweeted about her A LOT so I decided to give her another more thorough listen. 

3. The Blow - Tender Forever sometimes reminds me of The Blow, so after listening to her for awhile I had to dig out the album Paper Television (I never got around to uploading it when I got my new Macbook last year). I forgot how into The Blow I used to be. Parenthesis is my fave song - so fun and so cute. Or maybe True Affection is my favourite.

4. Wolf Parade - I was really into Wolf Parade at the same time that I was into The Blow (winter '06/'07 these were my two fave bands), so naturally I've also been listening to the album Apologies To The Queen Mary (because their second album was shit).

Love, Keiko.

I wish

I wish that I had started watching this season of sytycd from the start. I forgot that it was even going on right now until someone that I follow tweeted about it. I don't know how I feel about multiple seasons per year, I think it's a little much - and part of my love for sytycd came from that it aired during the summer, when there's no good TV and no school... so I could just watch it all the time.

Love, Keiko.

p.s. Follow me on Twitter... tarynkeiko

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

on a more serious note...

this is the 1994 pulitzer prize winning photo taken during the sudanese famine by kevin carter a member of the 'bang-bang club' - a group of 4 south african photojournalists active during the apartheid. it depicts a little girl crawling to a united nations food camp while a vulture has landed waiting for the carrion. kevin carter, the first journalist to photograph the public executioning by necklacing (putting a tire around the arms and chest of a human and setting it on fire) commited suicide soon after taking this photograph.

ps. read more about kevin carter


i was going through my old email's inbox today and found a million forwards that i kept.
i can't believe i forgot about julian beever!
this guy is a sidewalk chalk artist who creates trompe-l'œil drawings.
they are pretty sweet.
i'm just going to let you go ahead and ch-ch-check em out here.
he doesn't have a great site, but this one has a lot of his drawings.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

I love Kristen Stewart.

The other night I was at my parents' house, and someone said something mean about Kristen Stewart and I got a bit defensive because I love her. (Ugh, just checked Perez - which I rarely do these days, and the first thing is talking shit about her).

This is something like how the conversation went:

Sister - "Yeah, Tarz love Kristen Stewart..."
Me - "It's true, I do."
Mom - "She is just so weird and awkward."
Me - "Well I like her, she is cool."
Mom - "I feel like you two should be friends. I saw that interview, and I think you could be friends. You seem kind of similar."

I wish that I was friends with Kristen. 

Love, Keiko.

stacks on deck.

1) whatever you like - anya marina (t.i. cover)
2) the passenger - iggy pop
3) modern drift - efterklang
4) starstruck - santogold
5) street lights - kanye west
6) wake up (ratatat remix) - missy elliot
7) lake michigan - rogue wave
8) glamorous indie rock & roll - the killers
9) tears dry on their own - amy winehouse
10) paparazzi (redlight remix) - lady gaga

ps. i only really like a few of these songs...its a weak top ten.

I'm sorry that I wasn't around.

1. Your Hips Are Bad - Rachael Cantu
2. St. Francis - Ohbijou
3. Stars - the xx
4. The Cure - Tegan & Sara
5. Lover - Devendra Banhart

Love, Keiko.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

she's got game.

i love anna dobos.
everything she does is so pretty.
ch-ch-check it out here.



On Wednesday I went to see Ohbijou play at Marquee. I'd listened to them a little before, but wasn't all that impressed. For me, they are the kind of band that you have to see live to fully fall in love with them, and now I love them. So beautiful.

Love, Keiko.

Friday, November 20, 2009

xoxo gossip girl.

So, I stopped watching Gossip Girl after the first 2 episodes aired. I started to fall behind, and decided that it would be a good idea to just wait until the season ends to watch it all at once. Today I was bored, and am caught up in all of the other shows I like to follow, so I watched all of the episodes that I missed. People had been telling me that this season isn't very good, so I wasn't expecting much out of it - but I LOVE it. Sure, it probably isn't as entertaining/exciting as previous seasons, but whatever, I like it.

Love, Keiko.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

we are not swans. we're sharks.

i want to see this sooooo bad.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

i need books in my life.

i haven't read a single book since summer.
its way sad.
here's a few books i would like to read at some point.

eating animals - johnathan safran foer
night - elie wiesel
push - sapphire

ps. i posted that i wanted to see precious earlier this year...i still do

Monday, November 16, 2009

the day late date.

1) ghosts n' stuff - deadmau5
2) the opposite of adults (kids) - chiddy bang
3) contemplate - wale
4) fascination (wpahp remix) - nightwaves
5) this modern love - bloc party
6) meet me halfway - black eyed peas
7) fences (def starr version) - phoenix
8) banquet (phones disco edit) - bloc party
9) disclaimer - the dears
10) sexy bitch (ft. akon) - david guetta

ps. not one of my favourite tens by any means. i like number 4 a lot though...thats why its on my ten again.

Day late.

I am going to go back to five, for awhile (for at least this week).

1. Pretend It's A Race And I'm On Your Side - James Figurine
2. Blindsided - Bon Iver
3. My Love - Lykke Li
4. Little Brother - Grizzly Bears
5. Missing - Beck

Love, Keiko.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

just blog!

I hate times like these when I feel like school+work take up all of my time (which isn't too terrible, I mean, I am getting pretty sweet marks so far... better than ever!). I feel so boring, especially going back a reading some previous months blog posts. I've been sitting here for a while trying to think of something worthwhile to blog about, and I just feel like i have nothing to say. Which, really, is stupid, because I've done some fun stuff the past little while. 

I guess I will just make a list of six things that I am looking forward to:

  1. Ohbijou playing @ Marquee on Wednesday.
  2. SWTBTZ @ Habitat on Thursday.
  4. The (nearing) end of the semester.
  5. Learning to knit.
  6. Friends home for the holidays.

There are more, but six is enough. Well, there is also the obvious - UNDER A WEEK UNTIL NEW MOON!!!

Love, Keiko.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

new york.

i think keiko may have mentioned wanting to see this before.
i just revisited the trailer and reaaaaaally want to see it.



ive always thought these guys were funny.
in a homely, geeky, endearing way.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I just want to say


Just 10 days.

Love, Keiko.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

I'm not exciting.

If I posted a ten this week it would be boring. I pretty much just listened to the xx on repeat.

Love, Keiko.

the ball was dropped...lets pick it up again.

i know that i missed my top ten last week.
things have just been incredibly busy lately.
here we go with another top ten...
not my favourite by a longshot.

1) fascination - nightwaves (wpahp remix)
2) home - edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros
3) what a job - devin the dude (ft. snoop dogg & andre 3000)
4) shelter - the xx
5) kids - the kooks (mgmt cover)
6) what you know about little secrets - the white panda
7) trying your luck - the strokes
8) captain badass - songs: ohia
9) selfish - slum village (ft. john legend & kanye west)
10) gentleman remix - said the whale & shad & holy fuck & mgmt & the who

ps. how good is the xx? i lub them.

sunny days are chasing the clouds away.

happy 40th anniversary sesame street!

ps. i loved this show as a kid

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

You've heard it before.

Kaur's been listening to The xx for a while, and has included them on a few of her weekly ten lists. I finally got around to picking up their album a couple days ago - AMAZING.  The song Heart Skipped A Beat has quickly become one of my faves (I have a feeling it will become an all-time fave). I've been listening to it on repeat all day, . I love love love the lyrics/love love love beautiful songs that make my heart ache. So, if you haven't heard it you're missin' out!

Sometimes, I still need you.

Love, Keiko.

Monday, November 2, 2009

B- (C+, maybe?)

Last night my sister and I went to see the movie Paper Heart, which I was pretty stoked on at the end of summer. Really, the only reason I wanted to see it was Michael Cera... and I wasn't a Charlyne Yi fan, at all. Everything I've seen of her on youtube (which isn't much) has annoyed me a little bit.  Anyway,  it was super quirky and kind of cute. I wasn't blown away or anything, but it was good. Charlyne had some pretty funny moments - her awkwardness was sometimes funny, I guess (but was also boring). The romance part of it was adorable. And I loved Michael (obviously). The whole idea of the movie was alright - Charlyne doesn't know what love is, so she travels across the USA to interview people to try to learn. It was neat to hear the stories/takes on what love is. And in the end love has no single definition

Oh, the ending was shit.

Love, Keiko.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

That's what I'm waiting for.

My halloween was an evening filled with Banagrams, Post-It Telephone (such a sweet game!), Crave Cupcakes, and creating the perfect zombie wounds as part of a friend's zombie costume.

Here's my ten for the week.

1. The Otherside - Ohbijou
2. Light Up - Tegan and Sara
3. Leaving You Behind - Amanda Blank (ft. Lykke Li)
4. Charlie Darwin - The Low Anthem
5. We Have a Map of the Piano - Múm
6. Country - Empire Of The Sun
7. Help I'm Alive  Metric
8. Little Motel - Modest Mouse
9. Hombre - M.I.A.
10. Luscious Life - Patrick Watson

Love, Keiko.