Thursday, March 12, 2009

... and monsters?

... and monsters?
a miss morgan mix

01. "fake palindromes" by andrew bird
02. "furr" by blitzen trappers
03. "no one does it like you" by department of eagles
04. "fine" by james
05. "creature fear" by bon iver
06. "is there a ghost" by band of horses
07. "wolf like me" by tv on the radio
08. "through the roof 'n' underground" by gogol bordello
09. "icky thump" by the white stripes
10. "ghost in the trees" by three oh sees
11. "the man of metropolis steals our hearts" 
                by sufjan stevens
12. "the w.a.n.d." by the flaming lips
13. "cartoon music for superheroes" 
                by albert hammond jr.

this whole mix came into being because i love that line in the andrew bird song, "... and monsters?" and i started noticing all these songs that i love that are about creepy and/or pretend things. so, obvs they all had to go into one mix.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

current crushes.

current crushes
a miss morgan mix

01. "hard to live in the city" albert hammond jr.
02. "politics, music and drugs" slowreader
03. "live your life" t.i. featuring rihanna
04. "fans" kings of leon
05. "liar, liar" a fine frenzy
06. "maps" rogue wave
07. "never had nobody like you" m. ward
08. "i'm yours" jason mraz
09. "foundations" kate nash
10. "the comeback" the shout out louds
11. "thing's i'll do" northern state
12. "a pillar of salt" the thermals
13. "noi boi" the velvet teen
14. "tightrope" yeasayer
15. "cick, click, click, click" bishop allen

update: i brought my mom home from the hospital yesterday, and things are looking better. still stressing, but trying not to. why do the little things love to pile on when there's a big stress? what's that about?

Sunday, March 8, 2009

plaid at heart

plaid at heart
a.k.a. morgan hearts mountain men
a miss morgan mix

01. "portland oregon" by loretta lynn & jack white
02. "oh my sweet carolina" by ryan adams
03. "acid tongue" by jenny lewis
04. "ballad of bird love" by blitzen trapper
05. "red and purple" by the dodos
06. "plans" by band of horses
07. "mykonos" by fleet foxes
08. "to go home" by m. ward
09. "the ballad of sean foley" by maria taylor
10. "blood bank" by bon iver
11. "one big holiday" by my morning jacket
12. "sausalito" by conor oberst

p.s. today morgan is thankful for post queues because without them, there would be no post today!

please send out any prayers, happy thoughts, or whatever else you believe in, out into the world for my mom today. things are looking better, but we're still here at the hospital.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

is it spring yet?

is it spring yet?
a miss morgan mix

01. "my girls" by animal collective
02. "teen angst" by m83
03. "feel. love. thinking. of." by faunts
04. "each year" by ra ra riot
05. "hanging marionette" by the appleseed cast
06.  "hurry up let's go" by the shout out louds
07. "daylight" by matt & kim
08. "no one will know" by bella
09. "night majestic" by au revoir simone
10.  "we're from barcelona" by i'm from barcelona
11. "rain" by bishop allen
12. "for the price of a cup of tea" by belle & sebastian
13. "in the morning" by the coral
14. "shine a light" by wolf parade
15. "use somebody" by kings of leon
16. "don't look away" by the helio sequence

Friday, March 6, 2009

on & on

+ loving tumblr! the stuff that people share is just completely stellar. i have to stop myself from heart-ing just about every post because there is just so much inspiration out there in the collective creative community! this mosaic is a little me and a lot collected from some of my favorite tumblr ladies;  jasmine , eyeswideopen and others. i am a bit confused about how to use it. i don't feel like i completely get it yet. sometimes i really wish i could just comment on someones post instead of re-blogging it, but it's fine. i'll get there.

+ the colors in that "close your eyes, clear your heart, let it go" piece up there are so what i am loving right now and i'm lucky enough to have an awesomely talented dude friend in my life who i could just ichat and say, "i want this text square re-done with my blog title and while you're at it can you figure out the hexadecimal colors for me so i can rock out my blog" and like 5 minutes later, done. now i want to live in my blog. steve, thanks for totes killin' it!

+ umm.... i've been reading in the woods by tana french for like EVER now! it's not that it's bad, because it's definitely good, it's just a little too creepy at time to be read before sleepy times, which is when i do most of my reading. anyway, i thought it might help if i have a new book that's next up to bat, y'know? so, i went to borders the other day to find one and that place looks like a ghost town of book. there is like nothing on the shelves, it's a little scary! so, all i ended up buying was wreck this journal  and some owl stickers, haha. any book suggestions for me? make them good!

+ the time has come for me to start saving money like a crazy lady to pay for the major tattoo itch i've got growing right now. i've been wanting a full on 3/4 sleeve full of julie west loveliness for a while now, but it has always seemed pretty daunting as a whole. but i have just discovered the perfect piece to start with and so now i'm dieing to make it happen! i think i might be able to pull off an early april appointment if i save my money from teaching this month. nevertheless, i want it now!

+ also majorly craving some items that i have neither the energy nor funds to procure such as the sweet granita bag & the movement of waves bag from anthropologie. anyone care to be my benefactor? i also would still like my helicopter pilots liscense and now also want to go to stunt driver school, if for no other reason than to see what happens when you do crazy things while driving, but without the pesky dieing part! anyone? anyone? no? fine.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

nerd alert!

so you all know i'm a bit of an organization nerd, but i think i've reached a new level. i've been going a little crazy trying to find the perfect storage method for all my "dew drop" sized ink pads. i originally had them in flat plastic containers organized by ink types, but i was running out of room and finding it annoying to get them out from under each other and all that business. plus, they took up too much space on the table. so, i've been looking for a container with a handle that could easily sit on the table, without taking up too much space, and display them in such a way that i can actually see all the colors i have. 

so, during a trip to target to stalk the orla kiely goodies i found these guys. they actually come in sets of 4, but are totally stackable. this set up is 3 sets (the bottom layer of each set is a divided compartment that i put aside and made into a separate stack for all my staz on ink pads). this holds all 80ish of the versamagic, brilliance & memento dew drop sized ink pads, and the bottom layer houses my basic black full sized ink pads. it's footprint is about 6 inches square and the handle is clutch for traveling purposes. plus, each set of containers was $4.99, i think? so, to sum it up, i'm totally in love! i am a happy inky girl!

p.s. if you are looking for another adorable storage method, the orla kiely cd holder boxes totally work perfectly to store your card packs in! i'm not saying, i'm just saying!

anyway, i just got done making a bunch of mix cd's for a friend so i'll start sharing those and their track lists tomorrow. promise!