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Lille by Lisa Hannigan

July 13, 2009


Ed sent me this on Facebook; unfortunately embedding is disabled for the original video, which shows Lisa Hannigan opening up a beautiful pop-up book as a narrative. Watch it here. And obviously, since this all somehow has to go back to me (it IS called “Lille”), I watched the whole thing enthralled, thinking how awesome […]

Crying in Cambodge

May 10, 2009


We traveled in the heat from Saigon to Siem Reap aboard a Vietnamese bus that stopped at various roadside canteens. Hungover from Tet activities, I threw up at bathrooms that slowly degraded — from tissue papers in toilets to just holes in the ground, until we passed by Kampong Thum, the town closest to the […]

My love

February 10, 2009


Sometimes I miss being a music writer. But only when Radiohead is on.

Muxtape reincarnate

December 7, 2008


Tim Cigelske gave me the heads up on Posterous, a content management system that lets you upload anything you want via e-mail. Tim posts Teecycle photos, but I thought I’d use it to make Attention Deficit Disorder mixes (mostly because if I attach more than three songs to emails, Gmail won’t send it). So here […]

My Best of 2008

November 27, 2008


I used to be neck-deep in music. I’d go to two to three shows a week, had a neverending pile of CDs by my desk, download a bunch of albums in one go. When the magazine I worked for died, there was no reason for me to keep current on music for work, which meant […]

14 days left in Milwaukee. 24 days left in the States.

October 18, 2008


How apt, that while I am preparing for a lengthy trip back to the Philippines, Amir calls me with news that he produced an abridged version of the film we made four years ago, “my break ups into a million pieces.” (He directed/edited/produced, I wrote/produced/was in it.) Parts of it — stuff I said and […]

Martha Wainwright @ The Pabst

August 19, 2008


Here’s a Martha Wainwright review I wrote for Fan-Belt Milwaukee: I’m not going to lie: Martha Wainwright and not headliner KT Tunstall was the reason I went to the Pabst for the second night in a row. I’ve been in love with her voice, her impassioned delivery and her obscenity-laced confessional songs since her self-titled […]

Bon Iver @ The Pabst Theater

August 14, 2008


Here’s a Bon Iver review I wrote for Fan-Belt Milwaukee: Actually, I’m kinda miffed that I had to share Justin Vernon with 100x more people than the last time I saw him. A bunch of people braved the zero-degree weather in January to watch that Mad Planet show, which was also sold-out. Back then, Bon […]

Lollapalooza, 2008

August 6, 2008


This was a review I wrote for the JS, but wasn’t printed. 🙁 Un-frickin-believable lineup aside, four things aptly summed up this year’s Lollapalooza: Obama rumors, Radiohead hangovers, onstage parties and hipster headbands. Whoever planned this year’s Lollapalooza lineup was pure genius: it was the best collection of old and new acts, cult favorites and […]

Radiohead always makes me feel lonely

August 4, 2008


Even in a massive sea of people.