Thursday, August 31, 2006


Meh. Not what I had envisioned (nor did Shaps) for this video. Oh well. Where's Spencer and Dan?

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Hi Fi 2nite

Hope to see you fools there. Rumor has it that Sonya is bringing her tv and nintendo for a little Dr. Mario action for prizes. You'll also have a chance to kick Danny's ass at pool and school Gabe at Ms. Pac-Man.

Who else is totally not feeling this weather? I feel like I should be cast in the remake of Singles, with my current woe-is-me attitude, accented by a constant umbrella. Whoa! That would be so rad- Singles 2: Yep, I'm Still Single (and Miserable, But I Sure Do Listen To Good Music).

Farewell to Summer

Summer is officially over - Pumpkin Spiced Lattes are back on the menu at Starbucks! It is only a matter of days before the streets of Manhattan are overrun with tiny girls wearing huge uggs and oversized scarves. Minus that incredibly annoying vision, I really enjoy fall in NYC. The leaves change, football season starts, CMJ rolls through , Halloween costume brainstorming begins, TV programming gets better, and I can begin the search for the perfect boots! I hope that everyone has a great Labor Day weekend and I'll leave you with a few songs (and photos) that TPM hopes will get you in the mood for fall.

Mere: Yo La Tengo 'Autumn Sweater'

Dana: DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince 'Nightmare on my Street'

Shaps: High Five and the Giggles 'I Ate Butternut Squash Soup for Lunch'

Del: Tom Petty 'Into the Great Wide Open'

Monday, August 28, 2006


Just wanted to give a shout out to my BFF and her boo on their engagement - Congrats Stacie and Paul! You make an amazing couple and I wish you all the best in life, love, music and beer pong. Watch out for them in an upcoming issue of Blender Magazine - their band, High Five and the Giggles, is more or less the next Mates of State but with more primal screams and hard riffs.

The evil empire of beer pong

Shaps and I trying to distract the other team.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Never Have I Ever... Been More Proud

Milwaukee is named 'Drunkest City'

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee has been ranked by as 'America's Drunkest City' on a list of 35 major metropolitan areas ranked for their drinking habits. Forbes said Tuesday it used numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to rank cities in five areas: state laws, number of drinkers, number of heavy drinkers, number of binge drinkers and alcoholism.

Minneapolis-St. Paul was ranked second overall; followed by Columbus, Ohio; Boston; Austin, Texas; Chicago; Cleveland; Pittsburgh and then Philadelphia and Providence, R.I., in a tie for ninth.

Rick DeMeyer, 28, said Wednesday as he was celebrating his birthday at G-Daddy's BBC he could understand Milwaukee's ranking. 'I have had people stay with me from London and Chicago, and they can't get over how much we drink,' he said. 'I guess we do.'

But officials at Visit Milwaukee, the area's convention and visitors bureau, contend that the city has come a long way in ridding itself of its beer-guzzling image.

Milwaukeeans have plenty of other ways to entertain themselves without drinking alcohol, said Dave Fantle, a spokesman for the group. He noted a new convention center and baseball park had been built and the Milwaukee Art Museum expanded in recent years.

'We've gone from Brew City to new city,' he said.

(from yahoo via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

to read the Forbes article- click on dis

Thursday, August 17, 2006

What Music I've Been Listening The Shit Out Of Lately

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, but it seems like we all are actually working. I have to get back to doing my thang, but I thought I'd share with you the music i'm currently obsessing over.

1. Eagle*Seagull. Thanks Senior Beacheroos for passing on the info that this band is the midwestern equivalent of Wolf Parade. I obviously took notice and now can't turn them off, but only for...

2. Beirut. Totally went to McCarren Park this weekend armed to hate, and came out making love not war. This kids voice is to die for and the eastern european backing music makes me swoon.

3. Swan Lake. Yeah I only have one song- 'All Fires'- but it's still on repeat!

4. Ferraby Lionheart. Chrashers and Kevers tipped me off to this LA singer/songwriter, which normally I'd shrug off, but upon listening to his myspace site music and having a chat with him on the phone... he won me over instantly. He's just as mellow and thoughtful as his tunes.

5. Ween. Baby Bitch is incredible. Chocolate & Cheese in general is awesome both as a record and in my stomach... with emphasis on the cheese.

6. Wolf Parade. Found some new-old gems like 'Killing Armies' and 'Secret Knives' and some live shit I can't get enough of. Hello, I love this band. Bring on the Runner/Fancy Claps remixes bitches!

7. Modest Mouse 'Edit the Sad Parts'- best Mouse song ever written. period.

ok back to work.

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

speaking of all things music my mom

Speaking of all things music, my mom just IMed me this:

Mom: Dana is there a group--Indie Rock?

(I'm dying laughing right now)