Sunday, September 19, 2010

All Things Go, All Things Go.

A Playlist for Chicago: My Top 10.

Taste of Chicago.

The Bean. (Cloud Gate.)

Willis Tower.

In the Loop.

Seurat at the Art Institute.

Chicago - Sufjan Stevens

Lake Michigan - Rogue Wave

Twist & Shout - The Beatles (From Ferris Bueller)

The Giant of Illinois - Andrew Bird

Slow Down Chicago - Canasta (Thank you to the fine folks of CHIRP Radio for introducing me to this.)

Chicago - Lucy Wainwright Roche

Chicago Falcon - Budos Band

Chicago - Frank Sinatra

We Both Reached for the Gun - Chicago (The Musical)

Whole Lotta Losin' - Monsters of Folk

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I Know New York, I Need New York, I Know I Need Unique New York

A Playlist for New York State: My Top 10.

Lake Ontario, Webster Park Pier.

Lake Ontario, Bay Bridge.

Southern Tier Expressway.

Southern Tier Expressway.

Ellis Island.

Song For Myla Goldberg - The Decemberists

New York, New York - Frank Sinatra

New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down - LCD Soundsystem
Bonus Mashup Video! (via Pitchfork)

Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys

Lost In New York - Emma Tricca (

The Only Living Boy In New York - Simon & Garfunkel

The Oldest Established (Permanent Floating Crap Game In New York) - Guys & Dolls

New York, New York - On The Town (YouTube)

New York, New York - Ryan Adams

New York State Of Mind - Billy Joel

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Owl Be Back

This weekend I went to the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago, which is a huge festival of artists & vendors selling handmade goods. The whole extravaganza had a fantastic owl theme running. It was a hoot.

And now I present to you, without further ado, A Curated Collection of "Who Cooks for You All?"

I loved this cartoon when I was little. "I Love to Singa," featuring Owl Jolsen.

Here is one of my favorite lights from my Lamp Design class at Alfred, 2007.

T-Shirt Design, 2007.

Sketch, 2007.

My Owl Collection. It includes glass, LEDs, 4 watt bulbs, wood, metal, alabaster, plastic, leather, & cloth.

And of course, Owl Songs (All on YouTube):

The Owl & the Tanager - Sufjan Stevens

Sensing Owls - José González

Barnowl - Caribou