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best of 2009

Posted in obsessions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2009 by Kayla

WKSG’s Best of 2009

wordpress doesn’t support youtube playlist embedding, so you’ll have to click through. sorry! but you can do so by following the above link or the link to my youtube channel somewhere on the right.

it’s got some of my favorite songs and videos of the year. I’ll list them after the jump so you can see if you’re sufficiently interested or if you feel like reading my thoughts.

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feel good friday

Posted in obsessions with tags , on September 18, 2009 by Kayla

big names, little blog

Posted in obsessions with tags , , , , on July 27, 2009 by Kayla

the past couple of weeks have seen some big indie front-men going solo. first came the cryptic but kind of fascinating video above from Julian Casablancas of the Strokes. now, I know that the Strokes are sort of mainstream, but I still enjoy their albums and the Strokes were one of the first “indie” bands I heard way back in early high school. (cue nostalgia about “Reptilia”  and cutting class in the newspaper room)

as for what this album is going to sound like, who knows. but I’m excited to see because that Casablancas has a pretty cool voice and that video is pretty mysterious.

also announced (the day after) was Alec Ounsworth’s (of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah glory) solo debut. it was recorded in New Orleans so it might be jazzy. BUT there’s also another album under the weird-but-cool name Flashy Python that’s supposed to have members of the Walkmen and Dr. Dog and Man Man on it! which is pretty darn exciting. Pitchfork posted a long interview with Ounsworth but I can’t decipher when the Flashy Python album comes out, so if you know, please leave me a comment.

in other news: I’m going to start working on the July podcast very soon and I’m taking off to the mountains for playtime/manual labor the first week of August so I’ll see if I can whip up another mini-mix. xoxo!