Thursday, April 28, 2011

my most favoritest band in the world


let's face it - the decemberists can do no wrong in my book. last night, they sounded great, played old tunes and new, and were absolutely hilarious on stage exchanging instruments amongst themselves and even handing over guitars to two lucky audience members who had the opportunity to jam out to "chimbley sweep."

last night, we revived a tradition - we had one very sweet and genuine decemberist over to our house for dinner beforehand. yes, nate, decemberists bassist extraordinaire, came to our home, and the three of us chatted over a home-cooked meal and a couple of pre-show cocktails. it was nice. he was nice. the evening was fantastic.

here he is with dab backstage after the show.
Nate & Dabney

that's me with chris and nate.
Chris, Ann, & Nate

Monday, April 25, 2011

new art display

with the dawn of my mother's retirement fast approaching, we have a surplus of office equipment at our disposal and ripe for the picking.

i knew i wanted this old lightbox used for xrays, after i saw this splendid exhibition at snowflake gallery last year.

New art display

New art display

i've placed it our upstairs hallway, where it will have an ever-changing assortment of photos. this first one is a photo of a line of taxis in sendai, japan.

Friday, April 22, 2011

the national and arcade fire

Arcade Fire

even though, we had sworn off large arena shows - last night, dabney and i stood in line (or more like sat on a hard floor) for 1.5 hours amongst a large pool of college students to ensure a good spot on the floor to see the national and arcade fire. i was completely engrossed reading bossypants on my space phone, so the time went by quite fast.

the wait was completely worth it. we ended up in the third row center - almost close enough for win butler to shake his sweat onto us. thrilling really.

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

fyi - my phone pics of the national sucked, but they didn't.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

friday on sunday

sunday afternoon in tower grove park

Friday in the park

Friday in the park

Friday in the park

Friday in the park

Monday, April 11, 2011

Thursday, April 07, 2011

this kid kills me

Lu joins the polar bear club

you'd think lu was joining the polar bear club judging by her attire, but actually, she was on her way to her first baby swim class. apparently, she screamed bloody murder the entire time.

and this picture made me giggle. reminds me of my youth.

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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

"the king is dead" companion piece

getting geared up for their upcoming show here in st. louis...

here is a visual companion piece to autumn de wilde's photos of the decemberists for the deluxe box edition of the king is dead.

Monday, April 04, 2011

back by popular demand in our workroom...

... mr. will johnson of centro-matic, south san gabriel, and monsters of folk fame.

we had a blast last year when he came through town.  we're so glad he's coming back.

come see him live in our house on may 10th.  tickets available here.