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Sunday, April 5th, 2009

bratwurst, brats and d-d-dreams

jeebus, this posting schedule is kicking me arse. the soundtrack to this post will be the gym class heroes. what can i say? i like my hipster hop. and i’ve seen them live and they’re fucking amazing. how do you not like hip hop with a live band? they also got such a dope steeze [...]

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Saturday, April 4th, 2009

daikons, donnybrooks and damnable dreams

the soundtrack to this blogpost will be what english subbed epik high songs you can find on youtube. lam, one of my readers and a really dope photog, turned me onto ‘em and they’re actually pretty decent. pay special attention to map my soul, ’cause that’s the song lam recommended me for and to love [...]

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Friday, April 3rd, 2009

april poems bring may… koans?

poem a day it is. soundtrack. exit clov. saw them in concert last night, absolutely bomb. now i need to go pick up my laundry. toodles. yes, i just said toodles. you got a problem with that? will be slamming at the bowery poetry club for their college slam tomorrow afternoon at 6. would LOVE [...]

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Monday, March 2nd, 2009

serendipity and ouroboros, new member

the soundtrack to this blogpost will be interpol. they just feel good to me, have an aural sensibility that makes me feel, which is difficult for music to do sometimes. i know they’re not that indie anymore, but whatever. the chords and waves of their music can keep rushing over me, and i’ll always be [...]

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

the ex, missing limbs, asian am women

for various reasons, the soundtrack to this blogpost will be a selection of songs on a quicklist that i created in itunes on repeat. the first is the decemberists ‘the engine driver’. i love the decemberists, i think they’re poetry set to music. the emotionality of their work paints vividly felt, but subtly shaded sentiments. [...]

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Monday, February 23rd, 2009

chicken and beer, beauty queens and UMass Amherst show recap

the soundtrack to this blog will be… crystal castles. they are the darlings of the indie rock scene now for a variety of reasons, partially just because they are weird as hell. but at the same time, their sound appeals to me, because there’s so much going on… and you can’t tell me its frenetic [...]

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Saturday, February 14th, 2009

valentines day, oh how i hate thee

honestly, i hate valentine’s day. and with that opener, let me be cheesy and say that the soundtrack to this blogpost will be Jason Mraz’s We Sing, We Dance, We Steal. it is valentine’s day after all, if i’m ever allowed to be saccharine it should be today. but to get back to our regular [...]

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Monday, February 9th, 2009

a chinese restaurant, the huas and pluggg

the soundtrack to this track will be the blue scholars, a dope hip hop crew out of the pac northwest. great folks, great friends, great musicians. there’ll be a widget to ‘demand’ that they come to nyc… so if you’re in the city, hit that ish up. this blogpost will not get all full of [...]

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Monday, February 2nd, 2009

this soup be hella good

whoa. whoa, two blog posts from vinh back to back. something must be up. vinh must finally be getting his shit together… or maybe vinh has finally realized that blogging is a great way to procrastinate. i guess i gotta say something about the superbowl, it’s mandatory considering what day it is. so let me [...]

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Sunday, February 1st, 2009

love, ruminations and all things emo. oh and DHK got robbed.

before anything i will once again shamelessly plug my myspace music. so go to it. with Singles Awareness Day coming up (when is Valentine’s day anyway?), the fact that i’ve been writing entirely too many love poems recently (ask to see them, they’re awful, but worth a laugh or two), and the fact that i’ve [...]

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