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Little Bits for a Monday

November 11th, 2013
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May 29th, 2013

These past weeks have been filled to bursting. May is nearly done and I’ve been so focused, I was hardly aware of it’s passage. I thought I’d share a few of the sights and sounds that have so occupied my world of late.

Good music. Always. Here’s a lovely ditty from Taken By Trees: “Dreams.” Taken By Trees is the solo project of former Concretes singer, Victoria Bergsman. Incidentally, Victoria is yet another Swede.

We’ve built and painted a dozen chalkboard signs for the wedding (can’t wait for you to see them in action!), and thought we’d use some of the leftovers to paint the inside of one of our cupboards. I’m thinking to fill it with handy measurement conversions and such.

I was never one to go in for banner-making during my school days, but I did recently play with metallic paint, glitter, and sponge brushes. Again, … Continue reading

El Perro Del Mar

January 9th, 2013

Yesterday on our way to see The Book of Mormon (ammaaazing and highly recommended), a song came on the radio (KEXP naturally) that had me immediately increasing the volume. It sounded so much like my beloved Lykke Li, but had a very different flavor. When the DJ announced that it was in fact fellow Swede, El Perro Del Mar, I made a mental note to look up this paragon. Imagine my glee, when today I discovered that those two have in fact collaborated on several songs! I thought I’d share one such with you today. This video is from La Blogotheque‘s series “A Take Away Show”, and features Lyyke and Sarah (El Perro Del Mar) performing guerrilla style in San Francisco. The song is called “Somebody’s Baby”.

Below the video you can listen to El Perro Del Mar’s new album, Pale Fire. Hope you enjoy!

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Cold and A Tiny Desk

December 19th, 2012

We had our first snow early this morning. It seems appropriate since I’m down with my first cold of the season. Here I am snuggled under several blankets and feeling decidedly leaky, while outside the snow has turned to rain, creating a soggy mess. Ick.

Today I’d like to share a NPR Tiny Desk Concert, featuring two of my favortie Swedes, First Aid Kit (you may remember the sister duo from this post). The mini concert includes beautiful songs from their newer album, The Lion’s Roar, which came out this year. Incidentally, the Tiny Desk Concerts are absolutely amazing and feature some of my very favorite bands (like Alt-J and Laura Marling). Enjoy!

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Little Bits for a Monday

November 5th, 2012
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