Girlfriend by We Are Trees

If you ever thought to yourself: what if Grizzly Bear and Fleet Foxes had a lovechild, what would they sound like? Well I have an answer for you: We Are Trees. Take one part Edward Droste’s folky vocals and Daniel Rossen’s gentle guitar plucking, two parts Fleet Foxes’ expansive woodland sound, and three parts heartbreak and you have yourself one of the best chamber pop albums ever made.

Disconnect from the world, real and digital, and just let the music flow.

She’s giving and caring and genuinely concerned about the welfare of others. I can’t be with someone like that.

Seinfeld

I’m astonished that a sitcom from the 90’s can describe dating so accurately. I can’t even

I think the only thing we should do now is watch Dead Poets Society while we drink our sorrows away. RIP Robin Williams.

Who wants to go exploring the city and take pretty pictures? I need to put my DSLR into use.

Floral on Floral: A Self-Portrait
This was taken at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Rooftop Garden, which is a marvelous place to visit if you are ever in NYC. It has wonderful views of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan skyline.

Floral on Floral: A Self-Portrait

This was taken at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Rooftop Garden, which is a marvelous place to visit if you are ever in NYC. It has wonderful views of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan skyline.

Biggy (Baardsen Remix) - Warpaint

Stop everything you are doing and let this song wash over you.

I have a soft spot for smooth remixes. Most remixes are made to pump up the dance factor. However, I commend artists like Baardsen that take a great original song and make something that sounds mythical, tranquil, and oh so very good.

There’s a world that I’ve never seen, shining full and lightning.”

"Good Song- A Band" This song is so beautiful. It's all about how amazing it is to love. I love loving. Love is beautiful. I'm going to talk with passion and vigor about loving, even when I am sad, because I am one of the few people left in this world who still champions the ideas of the true romantic, of aesthetic and emotional conversation until everything is paradise. I do not say these things because I like the idea of being loving. I just am that naturally full of joy for life. — Asked by jchrostek

I love this! Thank you, John, for this depiction of my writing and appreciating its joie de vivre.

Breathe - Capital Cities (ft. Tupac Shakur)

Many years from now, the news will break that Tupac never died in that fatal shooting at all. Tupac faked his death to break free from the shackles of celebrity culture that threatened to poison his art. No more gang bullshit and no more Billboard crap. In the past three decades he has actually been living in a cabin complete with a state-of-the-art studio in the forests of Wyoming recording many albums that are set to release after he passes away of old age.

Alas, while the world lives on in ignorance of Tupac’s actual whereabouts, an awesome cover slash mashup of a Pink Floyd classic will do.

"Long you live and high you fly, smiles you’ll give and tears you’ll cry, all you touch and all you see, is all your life will ever be."

The Gamer’s Heart

Your game is your game. 

Don’t let it be fireballed into dank submission. 

Be on the watch. 

There are ways to level up. 

There is a health pack somewhere. 

It may not be much health but it beats respawning. 

Be on the watch. 

The game developers will offer you chances. 

Know them. 

Take them. 

You can’t hack death but you can level up to level 100, sometimes. 

And the more often you learn to destroy the final boss, 

the more mana there will be. 

Your game is your game.

Know it while you have it. 

You are marvelous 

the game developers wait to delight
in you.

Digital Witness - St. Vincent

Here’s Annie Clark not-so-subtle commentary of the internet-age where sleep-deprived social media cohorts confuse the online world with the real world and our minds are zombified by misinformation, all of which culminates to a great song smothered in addictive rhythms with a dash of nervous energy. Clark’s songs have always dealt with the angst hiding behind the smiling facade and with this song (and her self-titled album in general) the facade is finally breaking. As her hair gets stranger, her songs become more real.

"Digital witnesses, what’s the point of even sleeping? If I can’t show it, if you can’t see me, what’s the point of doing anything?"