Ok, so it’s been a couple days since I’ve posted, and it’s been a few too many days since I’ve posted about music. I’ll be fixing that today.

First, Death From Above 1979 has a video up for the Sammy Danger Remix of Black History Month. Pretty cool and pretty trippy.

Speaking of remixes and DFA, Jesse (bass/synth/vocals) is part of the remix duo MSTRKRFT (pronounced master craft). Mocking Music has put up two of their remixes for you, and also DFA’s Little Girl. If you’ve never checked them out, do so. Very fun and dancy, and addicting as hell. Handclaps, anyone?

If you’re an indie fan, or you’ve talked with me in the past month, then you’ve heard of Sufjan Stevens. If you haven’t then you should check him out. Unfortunately for Sufjan’s fans, though, he might be taking a hiatus from his well known 50 states project to work on other stuff, including a book. Some people say he’s been recording, though, and some people said that he has some stuff worked up for New Jersey. Gotta love rumours.

What else is going on out there in the world? Well, I’m a big proponent of fair trade, so Kofi’s Hat has an interesting challenge for those of you who frequent Starbucks. Apparently Starbucks will brew fair-trade coffee on request, and their coffee of the week this week is Cafe Estima (their only certified fair-trade blend), meaning it should already be brewing. So ask for fair-trade coffee when you go in and see how hard it is to get. Check Kofi’s Hat for more details.

Jon over at groundglass has a couple funny pictures up today.


Ahoy there lads and lassies! So the pirate theme from the last post carries over, David and I went to the Brooks’ New Year’s Party (Pirates and Ninjas) in order to ring in the next annum. It’s been an eventful week.

On Wednesday Rachel and I ran around Houston playing with our cameras and took a boatload of photos, there are a bunch up on flickr, so go take a look. I need to get the pics that I took with her camera from her still, but I scanned my negatives.

Thursday the guys had a jam session and we experimented with recording the guitar parts. It didn’t really pan out, but now we know what to expect and what we need to do instead.

Friday we amassed a large crew and went to play baseball over at the little league fields, which is always fun. Then we had bible study at our house, and outdoor sardines.

Saturday we went into town, scrounging around the thrift stores looking for piratey trappings. We did well, David and I each found a jacket and ruffled shirt. We got all decked out and outfitted Alan with all of our ninja-esque gear, then struck out for the Brooks household. We ate, drank, and merrily rang in 2006. (WHOOP!)

Well, I’m a bit tired, so I think I’ll slink off and toss me bones in me bed.

the oh-so-emo scarf

Originally uploaded by hometownzero.

It feels so good to be done with school. But the wierdest thing is that I probably won’t have to take any tests next semester. My collegiate career as I know it is practically over and done with.

Anyway, here’s a few things that I wanted to share with you:
Sujan Stevens’ Christmas Albums. – Go download these, they’re amazing. So is Sufjan. I love Christmas music from bands that I listen to normally.

At the same time, check out this Penny Arcade comic from last week.

And finally, everyone needs to see The Chronicles of Narnia, which I saw Thursday. Go watch the trailer, I get goosebumps just watching it.

afternoon delight

Originally uploaded by hometownzero.

So Wesley Formal was last night, and I must say that I had a bunch of fun. Call me girly, but I love an excuse to get dressed up and look sharp. Suits are fun, and I love looking good. Haha. I’ll have some more pics up on flickr later on, but here’s our awesome Anchorman moment that T.J. captured. Enjoy.