Showing posts from May, 2012


Ah, this place is beautiful!

I am sad to leave this lovely place of Oxford.  Perhaps I wouldn't be so sad if the weather wasn't as gorgeous (the California sunshine came with me - I actually got quite a decent sunburn yesterday), but it's been a wonderful few days.

I saw Karen, we watched rowing races (and crashes), we PLAYED POLO (which is my new obsession - seriously, whole new world opened up), I saw lots of Harry Potter-like things, found my favorite candy in the whole world, laid in the sunshine, walked along meadows, etc, etc. 

More much to be said later, but for now, I must get ready to leave for Italy in 6 hours. 

Musical Monday

Hey - guess what?  I'm the UK right now.

In honor of that, let's have some music from there, like the Wombats, who are from Liverpool.  Girls/Fast Cars - one of my favorites from their recent show. Have a little listen.

London Calling

So, the other day I got on a plane to London. I'm going to be hanging out over here in Euroland for the next few weeks.

I'm taking the Tube to work this week. 

And looking at pretty things when I'm not at work.  Wish I had a couple more days in London, but the tour must go on.  Weekend in Oxford up next.

Don't be jealous of my life or anything. #mylifeisamazing

My Concert Addiction

I've seen a lot of bands in the last couple weeks - let's review, shall we?

First band - Toy Bombs at The Satellite.  No photos, but you can check them out here.

The next night I went to the Troubadour.  Wild Belle opened.

But I was there to see Tennis.

Have your heard their song Petition?  Cause it's one of my favorites of 2012.  The rest of their show was just as great.

The next week, I found out that The Neighbourhood was playing their first LA show - they are getting all the buzz right now, and I knew I had to see them.  I hope to see a lot more of them, headlining their own shows at tiny venues in LA.  They've got some groovy stuff.

The Wombats headlined that night at El Rey, and man, if they didn't put on a great show.  You can't see them and not dance and have fun. My iPod has a few of their songs on repeat lately. 

Later that week, back at the Troubadour, it was time to hang out with Imagine Dragons.  The show was sold out, and people cleared out aft…

Transmission LA : AV Club

I went to MOCA a couple Saturdays ago to see this exhibit, curated by Mike D of the Beastie Boys.  I liked a few parts of it, but it didn't really speak to me.  Maybe the Diplo part that I didn't get into would've been more my thing?

Jami + friends took the train up from Long Beach. I think they had to take 3 different lines.  Crazy.

The stage where other people would see Diplo, but not me.

This entire room was just a video game screen, constantly moving.  It was trippy.

We took the train to Hollywood for some sushi after art time.  Then we tried to get pics of the supermoon.  Kinda difficult in the city.

My neighborhood clouded the moon.

Musical Monday

The new Miike Snow is still on heavy rotation at my house.  I'm still bummed about being in NYC when they played in LA, and getting back to LA two days before they played in NYC.  I'll see them eventually.

Let's remix this.

Life from My iPhone

I was introduced to the best taco stand in LA.  I've been twice, even though it's all the way on the other side of town.  Tacos al pastor and carne asada.  Like whoa.  
 Corey came to visit.  I took him for tacos.

Marcello as dictator.  Will I see this movie?



The Gary Chronicles - Back to Utah Part II

We had sushi dinner with cousin Sarah one night.  
Max got wild.  He loves Taylor.

Adam and I hung out one afternoon.  We saw lots of things, like this old dude on his red BMW bike.  My dad recently bought one of those.  Should I be concerned?

We explored Sugar House Park.

I wanted a photo of the flamingos at Liberty Park, but the fence was too high.

Not too high for Adam.

There was some Earth festival thing going on.  Phenomenal people watching.

This dude dancing was brilliant.

Dinner at Sette Bello before seeing Snow Patrol.

Cousin Julie and Jesse met us there.  She now has two doctorates and will hopefully never have to go to school again!  She was about 7 days away from graduation here.

Tay and Court

Me and Adam

Ed Sheeran opened.  I liked.  Apparently he's the most streamed artist of 2012 in the UK.

Funniest moment of the night - Ed's done playing, this group of older adults starts to push through the crowd and make their way up front before Snow Patrol starts.…