Blue songs

Today I tried out Spotify’s Discover Weekly for the first time. For the uninformed, it’s a music discovery algorithm that takes songs you’ve listened to recently, finds playlists containing those songs, then chooses other songs from those playlists and presents them to you in a 2-hour bundle every Monday. It’s a surprisingly accurate way of finding music that I bothContinue reading “Blue songs”

If you’re wondering where I’ll be in April…

…I’ll be right here, in this lovely city, at these awesome events: April 3. San Francisco Civic Symphony Spring Concert. Featuring an arrangement by dear friend Yvette Holzwarth, who is coincidentally performing her MFA Grad Recital at CalArts this weekend! April 7. Therianthrope @ Red Poppy Art House. Tabla aficionado Miles Shrewsbery is another old friend from the UCLA days. These guysContinue reading “If you’re wondering where I’ll be in April…”

March sampler

Happy Spring! Here are a bunch of pictures of David Byrne riding bicycles: Swagggg. Also, an update on Contemporary Color: the documentary film is premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival next month! I hope it eventually makes it out to the masses…I’d love to watch more DB geeking out over colorguard. A few other things: Check out Human Ottoman.Continue reading “March sampler”

How else I spent November

Hello darkness my old friend December. I’m back and happy to report that I finished NaNoWriMo for the second year in a row! And this time around, I wasn’t sick of my story by the end of the month, yay! So I’m actually going to keep working on it, which is a good feeling. BesidesContinue reading “How else I spent November”

We’ll be right back, after these (50,000) words

Funny how the seasons change exactly when you want them to. I was so ready for cold weather and rain and early nights, and now that it’s November, here they are all at once! My summer-obsessed self finds it hard to believe I could feel so happy walking down Market in my puffy jacket and scarf,Continue reading “We’ll be right back, after these (50,000) words”

An unexpected collision of interests

Ok, clearly I am not interested in publishing blog posts in sensible intervals. Sorry for the rather spastic blogging recently, but certain things are really exciting me right now and I can’t keep it in. Namely, a collaboration between my most recent musical hero David Byrne, and an activity I love dearly: WGI. More information here, complete withContinue reading “An unexpected collision of interests”

A documentary worth watching

Note: This post is a slight deviation from my normal fangirly endeavors, so bear with me. Tonight I watched a very interesting documentary called Happy. It taught me—among many other things—that Denmark has the happiest people in the world per capita (reasons for this could be free education and health care for life, as wellContinue reading “A documentary worth watching”

Song of the night (and rest of the week, too)

This is the last song that plays on the last episode of Freaks and Geeks (which, by the way, is an amazing show – why was it cancelled??). I was already feeling all the feels because of everything that happens in the last episode, then they went ahead and played this song and I just melted.Continue reading “Song of the night (and rest of the week, too)”

Ravi Shankar: The Ladies’ Man

So I didn’t get to watch the Grammys live last weekend (hooray for no cable), but I did come across this video and thought it was blog-worthy. As far as I know, Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar have never really appeared together on TV (they are half-sisters who didn’t meet until they were teenagers). TheContinue reading “Ravi Shankar: The Ladies’ Man”