I ♥ Monday

This commercial, which sums up how I felt this morning, after 10 days of winter break.

♥ This website shows stunning photos of abandoned theatres. They’re lovely and haunting and I’m so, so excited that I found it. I’ve been perusing pictures of industrial ruins or abandoned city architecture as inspiration for my new project. I’m hesitant to say much about it because so many ideas have fizzled on me in the last two months since I finished Thrice. But this voice is pretty persistent. We’ll refer to it as the Dead City Theatre book here for now.

♥ Regina Spektor. I’m in the mood for lovely, haunting music. I think female vocalists. Any recs?

♥ My new website! It’s simple but pretty, I hope. And pink, of course. Bless WordPress. Eventually I hope posts will show up in both places simultaneously, but I’m not sure whether I’ve set it up correctly yet! Still, feel free to comment either place.

7 Responses

  1. Stephanie

    I love the new site. Simple, but yet dramatic.

    You might like Bat for Lashes. Have you heard of Grooveshark? You can listen to any song for free. Over and over. No pesky "station" that doesn't let you browse. Anyway, good songs to start with are "Daniel", "Pearl's Dream" and the covers of "I'm on Fire" and "Use Somebody". If you like those, try the whole Two Suns album. If you like that, her first album was Fur and Gold.


  2. Eeek! Pretty!

    Haunting female vocalists?

    I've always thought The Squirrel Nut Zippers were kind of haunting/creepy-in-a-good-way.

    Carla Bruni is great (yes, the French 1st Lady). "Quelqu'un m'a dit" is a great album.

    KT Tunstall. (Currently listening to "Still a Weirdo" over and over again.)

    Also, try Nellie McKay. She's pretty versatile. She has to have something haunting.

    Oh! And – as for haunting – can't live without The XX (been in love with the song "VCR" off of their self-titled album for most of a year) and definitely She and Him (love Zooey Deschanel's voice more than is normal).

  3. I had another one for you, if you like folk music. My mom used to listen to this folk singer named Kate Wolf, who died years ago of leukemia. In some of her songs, she ruminates on ruined things. That might be something you could use. I'm thinking specifically of a song called "Carolina Pines" and one called "The Lilac and the Apple."
    – sep

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