Golden Sweat

June 14, 2008

The subject of a few covers and remixes in its 18 months of life, Klaxons’ epic Golden Skans is one of my favorite songs of last year. Baking a mixtape a couple weeks ago, I spliced Mark Ronson’s soulful cover featuring Melbourne’s Daniel Merriwhether with XXXChange’s house remix of Juiceboxxx and Dre Skull’s party anthem Sweat (say that five times fast). It tasted good—so here it is, out of the kitchen:

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Catastrophic Civil Engineering

June 10, 2008

Flooding Ruined Chinese Town

Ruined town in China, evacuated and flooded by bursting a dam damaged in the recent quake.

(via NYT)


June 7, 2008

I’m flattered. Will need to thank my neighbor—she hires designers for Apple.

WWDC 2008:

Apple Bites

My 24th birthday invitation:

Cute Overload

May 26, 2008
Cute Overload! Hey! Over here!

Ali kind of wins the prize. See also Willo’s photos.

Faraway Weddings

May 24, 2008

Faraway Weddings

My travel this summer revolves around a pair of weddings—one in Hawaii, one in Paris. May’s mix is for my friends Kendal, Steve, SaraJane and Jay. A bit indie rock, a bit electro, some remixes, covers and Sufjan.

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  • Skinny — On A Beautiful Day
  • The Bird And The Bee — Again & Again
  • Bonobo — Flutter
  • The Faint — Glass Danse World
  • Russ Chimes — She's Got The Heat (Cryptonites Remix)
  • Daft Punk — Voyager (Revolte Remix)
  • Villains — Rock It
  • I Am Finn — I Love You (Van She Tech Remix)
  • Black Kids — I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You (The Twelves Remix)
  • Lykke Li — Dance Dance Dance
  • Juiceboxxx and Dre Skull — Sweat (XXXChange Remix)
  • Mark Ronson & Klaxons, feat. Daniel Merriweather — Golden Skans
  • Mystery Jets — The Boy Who Ran Away (Riton Rerub)
  • Digitalism — Pogo
  • Peter Bjorn & John — Let’s Call It Off (Single Mix)
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah — The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth
  • Cloud Cult — Take Your Medicine
  • GoodBooks — Passchendaele
  • Sufjan Stevens — To Be Alone With You
  • MGMT — Kids
  • Justice — DVNO (T Mix)
  • Dragonette — I Get Around (Midnight Juggernaut Mix)
  • Metric vs Kolombo, Compuphonic — Recalculation Theme (ydnar Mix)


May 22, 2008

Maybe my new favorite vlog, well, second favorite after KT’s: Barbara Gruska and Meghan Toohey bring the theme music. Thanks Steve!

Quinine Dosing

May 22, 2008

Apparently, the editors of Wikipedia do have a sense of humor.

The main problem with the rectal route is that the dose can be expelled before it is completely absorbed, but this can be rectified by giving a half dose again.

Prop 98 Kills Kittens

May 22, 2008

Fine California astroturfing:

Um, no?

It’s kind of like Schrödinger’s Cat

May 22, 2008

Willo asks the hard questions:

Is ydnar in my pants?

Happy Akzidenz

May 22, 2008

Messing around with an older typeface recently, and she’s taught me a few new tricks.