ONE THOUSAND PERCENT MY LATEST AURAL OBSESSION.
I’ve been following Madeon’s career for a while now and most times waffle between complete despair that an 18-year-old has more talent in ANYTHING in his pinky fingernail than I do in my entire body, and the similarly overwhelming desire to break me off a piece of summa dat (barely legal) azzz. (Level of attractives multiplies infinitely when someone puts you behind a DJ booth with a screaming crowd in front of you.)
Regardless, his new single “The City” (vocals by Zak Waters) is pure HOGWARTS-LEVEL MAGIC. When I first heard it I found myself wishing that it had been released a bit earlier, while the days were still long and golden, but, after some repeat button abuse, I realized it captures a certain quality that makes it perfect for the tail-end of the summer. It bursts with happiness and possibility, but like Bag Raiders’ “Shooting Stars,” it also creates an ache-y sort of nostalgia, of things fleeting and the more precious for that. I’m looking forward to fall and the holidays but I’ll be sad to bid adieu to my favorite season and the amazing memories it always brings!
I can feel the heart beat underneath the concrete,
Just like a kick drum plays.
Running in a straight line,
Guided by the street lights,
Wishing the dark away.
Download from iTunes here.
Worldwide pre-order and Beatport extended mix release available October 8.
Winter in LA. Redondo Beach, CA.
The real reason to get slippery, slimy live shrimp: fried, crunchy shrimp heads.
SWEET, BUTTERY JESUS. Fresh and sweet with a tub o’ butter to accompany it, of course!
Fruit vinegar soju at Byul Gobchang.
Y’all don’t know what they’re missing out on when they refuse to eat intestines. ADVENTURE TIME!
(Although, granted, when uncooked, the intestines pretty much look like you just threw shriveled penis on to a grill.)
$2 corkage fee at Fritto Misto in Santa Monica, CA. YOU KNOW DAT’S WASSAP.
Fritto Misto appetizer.
Family style & my hot mess pasta plate: pasta with pink sauce, Mediterranean, jumbo ravioli and atomic pasta.
Tiramisu and flourless chocolate chake.
Like a worrying majority of the time for me, it twas an AMAZINGLY fat-fucking-tastic weekend, closed out with all-you-can-eat drink and all-you-can-eat at Gyu Kaku Japanese BBQ. Whoops?
I went on a TREAT YO SELF binge in the weeks surrounding my 24th birthday/quarter-life crisis, including mid-week mini-vacays, a one-nighter in Vegas & binge eating on a level that can only be described as reckless and cringe-worthy. unfortunately I didn’t get my new camera — another TREAT YO SELF purchase! — until the last week of January but, regardless, a couple goodies:
yoink’d from my friend’s mobile uploads so exsqueeze the quality.
San Deezy with my home beezies. random bar in Pacific Beach, passion fruit ricotta torte at Extraordinary Desserts and my friend’s roommate’s husky/German shepherd mix Kiba <3 other highlights include deathly $2 well drinks at Flick’s and clubbing at Hillcrest for Welfare Wednesday, ridonkulous portions @ Hash House A-Go-Go, mercury poisoning-levels of sushi consumption at Sushi Deli and $1 oysters and happy hour drinks on Prospect St (the oysters weren’t cold enough and the drinks were disgusting but the La Jolla beach sunset was amazing).
The mystery to America’s obesity problem, unlocked. Hash House A-Go-Go. http://www.hashhouseagogo.com/ 3628 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 619.298.4646
Passion fruit ricotta torte is an epiphany. Extraordinary Desserts. http://www.extraordinarydesserts.com/ 1430 Union St, San Diego, CA 619.294.7001
Check out Welfare Wednesday with $2 drinks at Flick’s http://www.sdflicks.com/ WARNING: MANFLESH 1017 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 619.297.2056 and Rich’s http://www.richssandiego.com/1051 University Ave, San Diego, CA 619.295.2195.
Fresh, cheap sushi and ridiculous drink specials but beware the long wait. Sushi Deli 3. http://www.sushideliusa.com/?cid=29 7986 Armour St, San Diego, CA 858.292.5515
spoiled & lucky. girl you know ah-ah-ah.. BEST BIRTHDAYWEEKEND EVER.
(1) my friends dragged themselves out to a club/bar that can most accurately described as a sweaty hell-pit filled with Asians & AMFs… see my Yelp review here–http://www.yelp.com/biz/busbys-east-los-angeles#hrid:__U3aHfDRwV33jucbd4wKg.
(2) Feasted on fall-off-the-bone short ribs and soy bean paste stew at Seungbukdong where my roommate surprised me with flowers, cake and a card–gestures which may appear deceptively simple but knowing it was from one of my best friends in this entire world made it that much more special.
(3) materialistic gloating in 3…2…I GOT AN iPhone!! yes, iAm part of the iCult now. emotions range between sheer terror for its well-being and iPhone-owning induced smugness. thanks, J :)
(4) the photo above was taken in downtown LA about a block from the Staples Center… right after watching the Michael Jackson’s Immortal presented by CIRQUE DU SOLEIL. my girlfriends surprised me with VIP tickets and the show was exhilarating and awe-inspiring. rest in peace, MJ. PYT4LIFE, check it. *drop mic* afterwards, one of my best friends from home made the effort to come out with me–even though it was already midnight–for Bitch Bubbly champagne, drinks & tacos in local Old Town Pasadena <3
#$)@$(343 Busby’s. Busby’s East. http://www.busbysla.com/ 5364 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 323.525.2615
Korean comfort food. Seongbukdong. http://www.yelp.com/biz/seongbukdong-los-angeles 3303 W. 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020, 213.738.8977
It’s a damn spectacle, that’s what it is. Michael Jackson’s Immortal by Cirque du Soleil. http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/michael-jackson-tour/default.aspx, currently on tour.
TO BE CONTINUED.
and yes, that was not all fun&food I had. clearly, I am enjoying funemployment but the 9-to-5 grind will come soon enough and I have the rest of my life to work ;)
by the way, if you aren’t familiar with TREAT YO SELF, then EDUCATE YO SELF and bask in joy & mimosas.
the Enchanted Forest.
happy hour in Little Tokyo.
perfect endings. Harry Potter shot @ Barcelona Bar in New York, NY on our last night.
CABO WABO–pristine waters, cheap tequila, drunchie street tacos, way-too-salty resort food, hot mess nights, tan-ass beezies, fireworks on the moonlit beach…
some of the many memorable weekends spent in Vegas–all-girls weekend, poppin’ free bottles; first time with the “home”-ies; HALLOWEEN!!!!
Lake Tahoe for Labor Day Weekend 2011.
white water rafting in Costa Rica with the fam-bam.
Xmas lights at South Coast Winery in Temecula, CA.