Require a tug http://ift.tt/1g6UKBt
And the road a-winding goes
From golden gate to roaring cliff-side
And the light is softly low as our hearts Become sweetly untied
Beneath the sun of California one http://ift.tt/1l9dGTS
@lindsey_pop and the amazing technicolor dreambowl. http://ift.tt/1cpO3WN
Instagramin’ on the dock of the bay. http://ift.tt/1a1IMIV
I haven’t really done a formal favorites list in a couple of years, but after moving last year and with my entire music collection still in boxes in the garage, I set out this year with a goal to buy one new release every week. I pretty much shopped Amazon exclusively, because I also don’t live 12 minutes from the Rhino in Claremont anymore, so with no record stores nearby, all the money I would have spent buying used CDs and shoring up my collection all went toward new releases. All told I wound up buying 55 new records, and there are a bunch more I wished I’d gotten around to, but isn’t that always the case? Below are my 20 favorite, in alphabetical order. I also took this crappy picture of each CD layed out on the floor of our guest room because why not.
I will say that because I didn’t have access to my music collection (and yes, I use Spotify, but it’s just not the same y’know?) it forced me to spend a lot more time with each of the records I bought, so I feel like I really got to absorb all the stuff I listened to this year.
Okay, if you held a gun to my head and asked me which was my absolute favorite album of the year I’d say either Paramore or Arctic Monkeys. Oh now I’m dead because I still didn’t choose, but I loved both of them a lot a lot.
I’ll probably keep up the whole buy-a-new-record-a-week thing, but maybe aim for 75. STILL BUYING CDS IN 2014 WHERE’S MY MEDAL??
Arctic Monkeys - AM
Charli XCX - True Romance
Chvrches - Bones of What You Believe
Deerhunter - Monomania
Disclosure - Settle
Foals - Holy Fire
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
Joy Formidable - Wolf’s Law
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park
Kanye West - Yeezus
Local Natives - Hummingbird
Mount Moriah - Miracle Temple
Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, the More I Love You
Paramore - s/t
Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
Pet Shop Boys - Electric
Quadron - Avalanche
Sean Nelson - Make Good Choices
SISU - Blood Tears
Superchunk - I Hate Music
Merry Christmas everyone!
the Pops http://ift.tt/1dDsapj
Our white elephant party gets rowdier every year. The cops came to bust it up TWICE! I mean just look at all these derelict monsters.
Best times with the best dudes.
I thought I was gonna be the only one posting a sunrise pic but I was wrong! However, I think mine is the only one shot from a plane. Also MOON! http://ift.tt/JwPkVr
In honor of last night’s 10th anniversary performance of The Long Winters classic album “When I Pretend to Fall”, here’s a throwback to 2004 when @oh_my_darlin picked me and @madoublethew up from my hotel in High Point and drove us to see The Long Winters in Chapel Hill. Look at those fresh faces! #tbt http://ift.tt/IupAZr
Mr. & Mrs. Pop, Thanksgiving 2013 in front of @moniqueadcock’s family tree. #latergram http://ift.tt/1c1g7Ae
TBT. I haven’t changed at all!
Hey, you there. Yes, you. Have you ever wanted a bathroom the color of baby shit? Well, how about one that’s deconstructed into the two primary colors of baby shit? Yep, pale green and a light stucco brown. That kind of baby shit. The kind from vegetarian parents feeding their kid nothing but quinoa, bok choy, and veggie refried beans.
Wait, please don’t run. I’m trying to sell you an East Dallas house. Please come back. It’s only a quarter million.
Somehow, Lindz and I recently started watching a lot of HGTV and I can’t pinpoint exactly when or why, but it’s a very new development. Not any show in particular, either. We watch that one with the brothers. And the one with the realtor and the renovator. And of course all the iterations of House Hunters.
The thing is, we’re not in the market to buy a house, because LOL WE LIVE IN LOS ANGELES and LOL WE DON’T HAVE A BAJILLION DOLLARS IN THE BANK, so it’s kind of depressing? I guess we’re supposed to root for these people to find the homes of their dreams but most of the time I kind of hate them?
Before we got married we watched every Say Yes to the Four David Tutera Weddings-type show, but at least that made a certain kind of sense. We didn’t have any friends out here who’d gotten married so we were sort of flying blind and these shows kind of gave us some insight on what to expect. And I guess these home shows are doing the same thing, because I have learned a lot about the crazy shit you see when looking for homes, like carpeted bathrooms, or bizarre wall treatments/color schemes. So even if I can’t even imagine buying a home (see also: having children) for a long time, watching other people do it makes it less scary. Like if those assholes can do it, how hard can it be, right?
And if you ever want to play a drinking game during one of these shows and want to get black-out wasted, take a shot every time someone says “open-concept”. HOO BOY.
"Actually I am a human"
"I was not expecting that."
My daily lunch jam is El Pollo Loco and I’ve been going there pretty much every day for years now (five plus at least) and I like it because it’s convenient and everyone knows me and most importantly I have a spot that I enjoy sitting where I can spread out my newspapers and catch up on the news while I eat. (The preceding sentence was in fact NOT written by your grandfather, if you can believe it)
But they recently remodeled and didn’t consult with me so now my seat is GONE. I mean, I can still sit in the southeast middle quadrant, but the seat went from a four-top with chairs to a six-top with benches and now it’s oriented to face the side instead of the front. It gets pretty busy in there during lunch (and after going there so long I recognize all the other creatures of habit. There’s the mail guys, the highway patrol guys, a few other folks from nearby offices. Never spoken to any of them, of course, but we all kind of give each other knowing looks, like we’re all part of a secret lunch club. HAHAH worst club ever.) and I feel guilty taking up all that space but I guess that’s El Pollo Loco’s problem now.
So there’s that.
Oh yeah, and don’t even get me started on how the company that makes my hair products decided to discontinue their entire line and re-introduce a whole new line. THE FUCK?!?!
If you can’t tell I’m really not good when it comes to accepting change. I think I need to lay down for a while.