Friday, February 11, 2011

Sweetheart, Be Mine.

Cherish the ones closest to you. Be honest. Tell someone you love him or her. Be Kind. Make someone smile. Eat a shit load of chocolate. Buy flowers for yourself... Or for someone special. Read a cheesy romance novel. Hold someone's hand. Dare yourself, take a risk. Let yourself fall, let yourself slip, let yourself be struck.

A Valentine's Mix:

Simon & Garfunkel - Kathy's Song
Rosi Golan (Feat. William Fitzsimmons) - Hazy
James Vincent McMorrow - And If My Heart Should Somehow Stop
Iron & Wine - Such Great Heights
Peter Wolf Crier - Down Down Down
Slow Runner - Love And Doubt
Damien Rice - The Blower's Daughter
The Swell Season - In These Arms
Jordie Lane - I Could Die Looking At You
Nickel Creek - When You Come Back Down
Ryan Adams - When The Stars Go Blue
City And Colour - Against The Grain
Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
The Black Keys - Never Gonna Give You Up
Penny & The Quarters - You And Me

And Struck, a short film by Taron Lexton. It's when you least expect it, that's when get struck.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

For Emma, Forever Ago.

Have you ever loved something so much, no words will ever suffice to how you feel? That's how I feel about many things, maybe I'm too passionate. I was playing Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago and fell once again in love. I remember two years ago searching Rough Trade's website and coming across the gorgeous album cover. After listening to it, my entire idea of music transformed. It was like nothing I've heard before. For the first time I honestly understood the idea of music as an art form. I was beyond belief that a musician could create something so beautiful without really focusing on fundamental structure. Without boundaries, art can grasp an emotion beyond human understanding. Bon Iver's falsetto voice also played an important role to the unique sound. It's a beautiful album, anyone who hasn't listened should. It's never too late.

"This is not the sound of a new man or crispy realization
It's the sound of the unlocking and the lift away
Your love will be
Safe with me"
Re:Stacks - Bon Iver
Skinny Love - Bon Iver

Have a beautiful day,
R. Dearlove

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Love this band, Sun Airway. Can't stop listening to their new album, Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier.

"when the moonlight turns your shadow into a traitor
turns you over to a world you can't relate to
i'll be there just to lasso you the moonshine
in the back of your mind just like a wind chime
i'll be there when you call my name oh naoko


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It's a Sight to Behold

I've been itching to travel lately. My hopefully planned trip/volunteer experience to Uganda is still up in the air and I just wish a decision could be made soon. I watched this video and was completely absorbed in all the rich colors as well as the culture of this beautiful country. When I do happen to begin my travels, considering on the destination, my playlists would have to suffice. Who better to serenade me than Devendra Banhart?

Morocco & Spain from Mike Matas on Vimeo.

Draft Morning - Hacia Dos Veranos
At The Hop - Devendra Banhart