repeated songs

i have a tendency to listen to songs on repeat. i’m not talking a few times a day, or even a set of songs over and over. i am talking about one song, on repeat, for eight hours while i’m at work, for the course of a run, while i’m falling asleep at night.

i hear it, it gets in my head, and i don’t get tired of it. it goes on loop repetitively, until my neighbors and friends want to tear their hair out (i’m guessing, on the latter).

here are some of the songs that have received the top honor of being consistently on repeat:

summertime sadness (mk lee foss cold blooded remix) – lana del rey

this is my current repeated jam.

i feel better – hot chip

house sparrow – xiu xiu

there are multiple xiu xiu songs that have gone on the ol’ repeat, but this one has the most plays on my itunes currently, so it earned the honorary xiu xiu spot in this list.

the past is a grotesque animal – of montreal

this made a cameo in my “long songs i like” round-up.

another radio song – okkervil river

little pills – tech n9ne featuring k.a.b.o.s.h.

long songs i like

most of the time, i’m too impatient to sit through a long (6 minutes+) song. but, every now and then, i stumble on one that is so catchy i can’t let go. and even, sometimes–gasp–play it on repeat.

i just found a new one yesterday, which reminded me to think of the others.

here they are:
the past is a grotesque animal – of montreal

(yesterday’s find)

the story of yo la tango – yo la tengo

lower your eyelids to die with the sun – m83

love cry – four tet

attack and fall – philip glass

god, i love philip glass.

sometimes i realise (invol2ver remix) – sasha

staying alive – cursive

the mariner’s revenge song – the decemberists

so long as we keep our bodies numb we’re safe – midtown

oh comely – neutral milk hotel


these are the more down-tempo ones. perhaps i’ll put together a dancey-long-song list sometime. if you’re lucky. enjoy these ones while you’re at work (or lazing about) today.

civil rights are for EVERYONE

gaaaaaaaaaaah this video gives me almost as many tingles as this video. despite the despicable news coming out of north carolina, the president finally has our back. is it weird that i never believed him when he’d say he was against gay marriage? i’m happy he’s finally “come out” (so to speak) for it. i only wish the video was embeddable to live here forever. but, at least i can share this, which is so, so true:

not broken

here are some things that have happened: (numbered but not in order)

1. i am on page 117 of this book (thanks to david horvitz)

2. i am selling these clothes (thanks to cuffs)

3. i am on the back cover & inside of this magazine (thanks to sarah maren photography & kate miller events)

4. i am in this online magazine (thanks to van der neer)

5. i found this photobooth (thanks to shady lady)

6. the show i did promo for got some good coverage (thanks to sn&r, midtown monthly, submerge, and of course keith telfeyan himself!)

7. since i’m listing awesome things and i never mentioned this when it happened: i am at second 32 & minute 1:50 of this video (thanks to saman keshavarz)

8. and of course, this site is working again (thanks to sam keshavarz)

it’s been a good few weeks, despite the frustrating site-outage!


a memory in video form

HD TEST Jeff Dojillo Photography from jeff wonder on Vimeo.

this weekend i went with jeffrey down the 1 to half moon bay. we found a grassy knoll, insta-grew my hair, and flew a kite while the sun set. jeff is experimenting with his fancy new canon 5d mark ii and has pieced it together in the video you see here. it makes me feel like i’m watching someone’s memory unfold. a larger version is available on facebook if you add his fan page (which i highly recommend doing).