Here’s a Throwback Thursday salute to former Dodger Greg Maddux on his induction into baseball’s Hall of Fame. Pretty awesome that the one trip me and @daniel_ryder took to SF to see the Dodgers had him starting. http://instagram.com/p/i9rJyMyeBj/

Here’s a Throwback Thursday salute to former Dodger Greg Maddux on his induction into baseball’s Hall of Fame. Pretty awesome that the one trip me and @daniel_ryder took to SF to see the Dodgers had him starting. http://instagram.com/p/i9rJyMyeBj/

You knew this one was coming. (Thanks @thrillsvoli!) http://ift.tt/1lpNpAQ

You knew this one was coming. (Thanks @thrillsvoli!) http://ift.tt/1lpNpAQ

Require a tug http://ift.tt/1g6UKBt

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

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

@lindsey_pop and the amazing technicolor dreambowl. http://ift.tt/1cpO3WN

Instagramin’ on the dock of the bay. http://ift.tt/1a1IMIV

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

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!

Love, 
the Pops http://ift.tt/1dDsapj

Merry Christmas everyone!

Love,
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

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

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

Mr. & Mrs. Pop, Thanksgiving 2013 in front of @moniqueadcock’s family tree. #latergram http://ift.tt/1c1g7Ae

TBT. I haven’t changed at all!

leeleeleelee:

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.

leeleeleelee:

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.