Wednesday, December 15, 2010

top 10 albums 2010 IMO

my favorite albums from 2010 crazy music year links are to my favorite songs on the album

1. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals- III/IV
stream the whole thing here:

2. Tokyo Police Club- Champ

3. Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

4. Phantogram- Eyelid Movies

5. Wild Nothing- Gemini

6. Jonsi- Go

7. Jenny and Johnny- I'm Having Fun Now

8. Beach House- Teen Dream

9. Damien Jurado- Saint Bartlett

10. Arcade Fire- The Suburbs

Honorable Mentions:

Frightened Rabbit- The Winter of Mixed Drinks
Yeasayer- Odd Blood
Broken Bells- Broken Bells
Land of Talk- Cloak and Cipher
The National- High Violet
Sufjan Stevens- The Age of Adz
Sun Kil Moon- Admiral Fell Promises
Brandon Flowers- Flamingo
Stars- The Five Ghosts
Dr. Dog- Shame Shame
Freelance Whales- Weathervanes

Monday, November 29, 2010

hyphens and other swear words

VCR by the XX
Tornado by Jonsi

indie kid make-out music (when are words hyph-enated and when are-not they?)

one of those bedroom laptop introverted type things
effffff word

i think kanye's new album is unreal amazing so what?

Monday, November 22, 2010

between the bars

song of the day
between the bars by metric (elliott smith cover)

holy hells
one of my favorite bands covering an amazing song

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fantasy Sports

Songs of the Days

Winding Wheel by Ryan Adams- i feel just like a map without any place to go of interest

Bambi by Tokyo Police Club- i want to tell you there's a really good reason that i came home wasted in the middle of the night

I play fantasy everything, and bet on some games. It drives me nuts but keeps me entertained I guess. Thinking about quitting, but then what would I do with my time?... More school work? The frustration/ reward ratio is high right now I'd say like 4/1 especially with money on the line I have had terrible luck this year. (No one wants to hear fantasy stories so I will leave it at that) In the meantime I will wait and see if Desaun Jackson or Hedo Turkoglu can salvage my weeks for me.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fix It

Song of the Day
Fix It by Ryan Adams and the Cardinals

I want to go home

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Songs of the Day
They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From The Dead!! Ahhhh!
by Sufjan Stevens
by Ryan Adams

The Witching Hour
by Wild Nothing

I am a Halloween hater but these good halloweenish songs
another week of the grind. love law school

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

someday or erry day

song of the day
someday by dr. dog

i want every day to be a mental health day so what?

i like this

and this (and her)

Sunday, October 24, 2010


song of the day
do you by portugal. the man

probably watch this music video. i went to this show on thursday

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Song of the Day
Blue Skies by Noah and the Whale

cheesy? maybe a little, but helps me get through hard days


What is Twitter? Why is Twitter? I don't get it... why?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Dentist

Song of the Day
Basic Space by The XX

Why do people always say "oh yeah my dentist loves me I never have any cavities?" When in reality the dentist probably loves the people with terrible teeth, cause they make way more money off them. This is just what I think I'll have to ask my dad I guess, maybe he has some insight.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


song of the day
truth by chiddy bang

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

get it together

2 days till this
song of the day
world news by local natives

i feel like i need to get my shit together but maybe it isnt apart but if it is apart i dont know how to begin putting it back together maybe ill make an outline or diagram or flow chart or something that always seems to be smart but i dont know what to put on any of these things

everything is good for us normals

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I listened to music for 7 hours tonight

and tomorrow you will probably give up on me

slavedriver by jenny and johnny

who doesnt like a song about s&m and bondage right? (really good song despite what it is about)

live in dreams by wild nothing

favorite new band this album is engaging to say the least

tornado by jonsi

eerie and beautiful

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

some days they last longer than others

song of the day
with arms outstretched by rilo kiley

trying to tolerate the intolerable


Friday, September 10, 2010

Throw The Bones

Song of the Day:
Devil in a New Dress by Kanye West

the way you look should be a sin you my sinsation

Monday, September 6, 2010


Song of the day:

Quarry Hymns by Land of Talk

I get lost even in places I know

"I give you some thing that no one's gonna to give you
my sleepin' skin and my heart deep down in you
I'll never tell you, but you're my little scar
Goodbyes are hard and they're hard and they're hard"

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Running With Scissors

Song of the Day
Scissor Runner by Jenny and Johnny (the album Im Having Fun Now is sooooooooo damn good)

It is September best month of the year

I'll forgive you if I outlive you.

I think running with scissors could be advisable in some cases, but when you are little you are told

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Song of the day:
Your English is Good by Tokyo Police Club

Apathy is the opposite of love and I am apathetic

Monday, August 23, 2010

Back in Lincoln

Song of the Day
two headed boy by neutral milk hotel
Back at school... sucks

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

the sprawl II

Song of the day
The Sprawl II by Arcade Fire

I have good timing

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Last Day OF WORK

Song of the Day 
This Charming Man by The Smiths

"You see life is like that. We change, that's all. You see, the guy I am now is not the guy I was then. If the guy I was then met the guy I am now he'd beat the shit out of me. Those are the facts."

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


song of the day

you are my sun by sun kil moon

chaos in man, although hopeful, can be a little tiresome

at the pool the other day 6 or 7 year old ish girl singing lollipop by lil wayne what is this world coming to? srsly?!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


song of the day: 
All Summer by Kid Cudi Best Coast and Rostam

been loving best coast lately

 everybody chillin we aint worried about shi#*!

New favorite things lunch break and internet not working obviously the internet is fine at the moment but lunch time is good too

Monday, July 12, 2010

You Can Combine Anything You Want... Chi Town

Song of the Day
Jesus Etc. by Wilco

Went to chicago for the weekend 

Friday, July 9, 2010

ill be back again when the tide is in someday

song of the day 
in a cave by tokyo police club

so i had maybe one of the better ideas of my short career last night. E.L.Fudge cookies are amazing i love the chocolate in the middle but i love the cookie part even better so i usually just pull them apart and save all the chocolate for the last cookie i eat (which is usually too many). anyways they should sell bags of just the cookies cause they are amazing! someone get on that

another good idea lebron should have had all 30 teams jerseys on last night and taken them off one by one and thanks to scott stevens he should have been sitting in his big throne from the sports center commercials 

chi town what up?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

comatose joy

song of the day:
cape canaveral by conor oberst

writing poetry like i am going to win the pulitzer prize what???

trying to work hit a wall though 

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dear GOD

song of the day
dear god 2.0 by the roots ft. monsters of folk

A second is a minute, every hour's infinite

Thursday, June 17, 2010

our hell is a good life

song of the day
our hell by emily haines

living in an anti-social paradise or something

We’re moderate, we modernize
till our hell is a good life
All we know what to forget… how to do right
Coloring in the black hole
Can’t we stop? when we stop
My hands will shake, my eyes will burn
My throat will ache, watching you turn

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

im not suicidal i just cant get out of bed

song of the day
waves by metric

i love emily haines

Episodes to fantasize
TV movie of our lives
The future is all mine
I'll find it on my way back

When I'm gone
I'll know what I've done
I'll go where I don't belong

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sylvia Plath

song of the day:
sylvia plath by ryan adams

to give me a reason, for well, i dunno

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

rock n roll

song of the day
so alive by ryan adams

first day of work no internet at the condo so i anticipate most of these being short but rock n roll by ryan adams is so underrated and sooooo good listen to that shit he made it in like 2 days cause he was pissed at his record label.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

greener grass or something similar

song of the day
first song by matt pond pa

the grass is always greener on the other side or so they say but where exactly is the other side and who says you want to be where there is greener grass. i am trying to be ok with the worn out crab grass right now. i just havent been able to feel complacent for a while. complacency can be a good and a bad thing. i think it is important to never be satisfied with certain things but you need to be complacent with things you do not have control over which is where i struggle.

come home darling, come home quickly.

thanks in part to mother nature it will never rain again it should do wonders for the gnp.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

im trying

song of the day
polar opposites by modest mouse
its the same on the weekends as the rest of the day

impatiently patiently waiting for grades ahhhhhhhhhh whatevs

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

dependently independent

song of the day
i taught myself to grow old by ryan adams
love this song think its talking about being independent and struggling to learn things on your own

seeing old friends being in old places and watching the familiar jazz stink up the joint things change but some things stay the same its how it goes

Thursday, May 6, 2010

done for

song of the day
the great salt lake by band of horses
3 days i miss mountains and things
i am done feel a little empty confused but overall things are good

Monday, May 3, 2010

show stoppers

song of the day
all the show stoppers by the new pornographers

you know that feeling bottom of the 9th down 1 man on 2nd and 3rd 2 outs last strike and you can either get a hit and win the game or get out any number of ways well thats the feeling i have at the moment come wednesday at 4 it will be over either way hopefully i can at least get a hit

Saturday, May 1, 2010

punk as bleep

song of the day
punk as fuck by the american analog set

Knowing that punk is an attitude...
not how you dress or do your hair,
not what kind of music you listen to,
not who you hang out with,
not how much you drink,
not what kind of drugs you do,
not if you sleep on the street or eat out of dumpsters,
not how many tattoos or piercings you have,

Monday, April 26, 2010

happy accident

song of the day: happy accident by bright eyes
come on tell  me where it is cause im looking for that happiness

Blue in the face
Eyes blood shot
Shock shifting
Sound loving is so easy
Figure it out

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

figuring things out

its temporary the place im in i permanently wont do this again

song of the day
fake empire by the national

lets not try to figure out everything at once

Sunday, April 18, 2010

same shi different year

song of the day
easy, lucky, free by bright eyes
this song is about dying and how there is nothing easier luckier or as free as dying but i love it all the same and the video is great

Don't be a criminal in this police state
You better shop and eat and procreate
You got vacation days then you might escape
To a condo on the coast

trying to figure out why i care about the jazz so much and would like to thank them for giving me a false sense of hope through 3 quarters tonight, one of these years when they win it all it will be sweet but until then ill just patiently wait and be quietly disappointed in them.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

land of talk

song of the day
some are lakes by land of talk
saw this band open for m ward last summer but havent got into them until this week

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


song of the day
like yesterday by ryan adams and the cardinals
i take a sleeping pill and feel a little less pain

do you ever get that feeling where you want to punch somebody something maybe yourself maybe all of these along with some other things? maybe i am too lazy and dont care enough to do any of these things at the moment. or maybe i care too much which could be a problem as well. lots of problems not too many answers just a lot of bull shit and other things. sometimes i feel bi polar probably am but who knows what that really means anyways so abstract. sometimes i feel emo probably am but maybe not im not like that nor do i aspire to be like that. i am tired of where i am i am tired of what has happened to me but i am awake still and still here so who knows. anyways lots to talk about cant find the words to express it. maybe thats the problem or just one or two or seven of the problems or five or six depending on what hand you use to count and how many times you carry over the remainder. math when am i ever going to use that and for what, yeah i can count but sesame street taught me that yeah they say that math teaches you how to think but i dont really think i like that but sometimes i dont know what to think why to think it and how long to think it for or how many steps to take in one day. sometimes peoples pedometers break maybe mine is broken and im not really going anywhere or none of this counts for anything or maybe it counts but no one knows how many it is cause the damn pedometer is broken hate when that happens. there is a lot of things that most people dont understand but they act like they understand them because they are insecure or need to act and look smart in order to impress people. but who are people anyways and why do they need to be impressed and why do they even matter thats another problem. along with problems are questions problems create questions and questions lead to more problems. but maybe there arent any problems and they are all made up like a story or a movie or something. someone told me once that if at first you dont succeed then go home you loser. why cause you lost and probably dont want to deal with that losing feeling ever again cause it is not a good feeling but you still feel it and dont really know how to deal with it and of course thats another problem. look my life is fine or so i tell myself and i have a lot to be thankful for and a lot to look forward to. i grew up with pretty much everything i wanted and was successful for the most part did not get told no much and did not lose often. i think everyone probably has to lose but why do some people have to lose a lot not saying that i lose a lot just lately the past years things have been a train wreck. speaking of train wrecks i wonder if those people are liable for crashing the train in the first place. i am supposed to know these things right cause im a law student. i dont feel like my first year of law school has prepared me to practice law i feel like it has taught me that there is a lot out there that i have no idea about and when i think i have an idea about something another thing comes along and screws everything you thought you knew up. but then again not sure if i ever thought i knew anything or if anyone should think that they know anything. this doesnt make sense but most things dont make sense if you break it down. the world is confusion and chaos and we are supposed to make sense of it i guess. anyways i am sick of a lot of things but i feel healthy and have almost made it through the first year of law school and for what im not sure but one day will find out. i want to be a lawyer but what kind and where and what if i dont make it through school or start working and dont like then i guess ill find something else to do but then ill feel that losing feeling yeah that one that no one likes and only a few people know how to deal with i think maybe they are lying when they say they know how to deal with it but who knows. i use the word but a lot maybe cause i feel like everything needs to be disclaimed or something because nothing is really that straight forward but maybe it is that straight forward and i use the word but too much which is true maybe there is a point.

that was a rant not sure if i feel better but dont feel worse so thats a positive.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

things i hate

song of the day
arkansas by damien jurado

new damien jurado album in may! may is going to be a great music month

a few things i hate right now
1. billy wagner
2. law school
3. annoying people
4. a few things that will go unmentioned

thats about it for now

Friday, April 9, 2010

wish you were here

song of the day
wish you were here by ryan adams

And everybody knows the way I walk
And knows the way I talk
And knows the way I feel about you
It's all a bunch of shit
And there's nothing to do around here

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

when life gives you lemons

song of the day
trying to find a balance by atmosphere

when life gives you lemons, YOU PAINT THAT SHIT GOLD

Sunday, April 4, 2010


song of the day
caskets by damien jurado
damien jurado is one of my favorites and this wins for one of the creepiest music videos out there

i'm useful as bones in a tomb

Thursday, April 1, 2010

2000 places

song of the day
section 14: two thousand places by the polyphonic spree
my roommate and i were discussing how awesome this band is the other day. it is also applicable to life right now feel like i have to be 2000 places at once but this song suggests to me that everything will work out in time and it is important to figure out who you are in order to be successful.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

i remember when our voices used to sound the same

song of the day
breakneck speed by tokyo police club
i love this band havent heard from them in a few years but i discovered this song today and a new album coming soon. it feels good to be back. it feels good to be back. it feels good to be bad?

so i came to the conclusion that if i survive law school then i might never die cause this is the hardest thing i have ever done and i have a feeling surviving it will make me invincible or something like that. makes sense right?.... these are the things i think about

i have a friend named ashlee carroll she is a super talented photographer i wish i was artistic and talented like her i see artistic people and want that to be more me. i know not many people read this but you should check out her site this is one of her pictures that i think is just sweet.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

chi town

song of the day
airplanes by local natives
a friend turned me on to this band a few weeks ago been listening to the cd a lot good stuff check it out

so i am going to chicago with a friend and a professor this summer for a white sox game i am pretty pumped never been to chi town and i love baseball pretty much more than anything. i bought this trip at a charity auction so im trying to be like yeah i donate to charity but the trip will be sweet and is probably something i would do regardless of charity so i am trying not to be selfish but it is tough.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

our life is not a movie

song of the day
our life is not a movie or maybe by okkervil river

this song is grapes

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

matt pond pa

song of the day
halloween by matt pond pa

kind of forgot about this band but was trying to find something different for a friend i forgot how much i liked these guys when i was thinking about what she would like

im thankful for good friends

Monday, March 22, 2010

easy tiger

song of the day
everybody knows by ryan adams

i freaking love this song probably my favorite of all time. i remember buying this album (easy tiger) in the summer of 2007 crazy it was that long ago, but this album has had a huge impact on my life since then. start to finish this album is gold. this song stood out to me and has been my favorite ever since. i saw ryan adams that summer as well best show i have ever been to wish he was still touring.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

ryan adams day what else is new

song of the day
la cienega just smiled by ryan adams

ryan adams reading one of his poems

the song on the new norah jones cd that ryan adams wrote: light as a feather

Saturday, March 20, 2010

how the hell did i get here

song of the day
what were the chances? by damien jurado

I was in the desert waving planes and burning phonebooks
To a tune that was famous the year I was born
Do not leave me dancing alone

Friday, March 19, 2010


song of the day
monster hospital by metric
i love metric this song is about going crazy and i kind of feel like that sometimes but whatever

all this hype about the ncaa tournament has got me thinking about the nit. i think it shows a lot about a teams character how they perform in the nit. i mean yeah we werent one of the best 65 teams in the country but we were close so what do we do pack it up and try next year or do we go leave it all out there and try to get to new york and win the nit? i think it would be incredibly hard to give it your all in a tournament like that.
life lesson from this story i think: even though you might not get what you want or were trying for it shows a lot about the kind of person you are if you give it your all in whatever you end up with? so stop being a whinny bitch steven and suck it up

Thursday, March 18, 2010


song of the day
hi by now it's overhead

hi nice to meet you

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

volume 2

album of the day
volume 2 by she & him
stream the album here
this doesnt come out till the end of the month but its streaming at npr zooey and m ward are amazing check it out. so far i think it is pretty amazing. some people as in nikki saenz say zooey seems like she is stuck in the 60s i disagree and think its awesome.

so i love spring break i need to study but i keep finding things to distract me such as: soccer music basketball the gym and even filling out taxes and financial aid. i might clean in a second to avoid outlining
day light savings kind of messed me up never thought losing an hour would screw with me for 2 days shouldnt of stayed up till 4 on saturday good thinking steven.

my dad went to pick up my brother from his mission today kind of weird he has been gone 2 years

Monday, March 15, 2010

my heart is not black, just dirty from all the floors

song of the day
oh my god, whatever, etc. by ryan adams
this song sums my mood up today and here is a few other videos of music that i think is great

new she & him video
broken bells ghost inside on fallon

Saturday, March 13, 2010

great idea

song of the day
apartment story by the national
my favorite song from one of my favorite bands

the national with new stuff on falon the other night cant wait for the new cd

this was a good idea:

Friday, March 12, 2010


song of the day
l.e.s artistes and im a lady by santigold

kind of forgot about this cd but there was a point a few years ago where i listened to it non stop for a month straight glad i found it again today

What am I here for
I left my home to disappear is all
I'm here for myself
Not to know you
I don't need no one else
Fit in so good the hope is that you cannot see me later
You don't know me
I am an introvert an excavator
I'm duckin' out for now
a face in dodgy elevators
Creep up and suddenly
I found myself
an innovator

Thursday, March 11, 2010

bells are still broken

song of the day
the ghost inside by broken bells
this is a live version a little toned down but still amazing the whole album is unbelievable better than any shins album.

interview with mercer and danger mouse

the high road live on letterman

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

some kind of nature

song of the day
some kind of nature by gorillaz featuring lou reed
got the new gorillaz album was pretty excited about it but kind of let down but this is my favorite song on it

oral arguments are done which means legal research and writing is done for the year crazy never worked that hard for what will probably be a crappy grade but what can you do
my mind is on spring break but i still have 2 days and then i actually need to study over spring break as finals are in a month and i am terrified

Monday, March 8, 2010

broken bells

song of the day
high road by broken bells
just bought this cd today so far amazing!

not the best day today but once oral arguments are over things will be a little better

I’d fix it if I could
And I’d always win
I’d always win
And you’d always lose

Sunday, March 7, 2010

dear chicago

song of the day
dear chicago by ryan adams

people f*cking suck

Saturday, March 6, 2010

when hip hop was real

song of the day
glaciers of ice by raekwon
glaciers of ice interesting title what else would glaciers be made of? that is besides the point raekwon and ghostface killah two of my favorite wu tang members and this song takes me back

Friday, March 5, 2010

passion pit and dan clark

song of the day
little secrets by passion pit
this cd is awesome this is probably my favorite from it. can make a good mood even better. they are playing in salt lake in april so if you live there you should go cause they are awesome meanwhile i will be stuck in nebraska living in a law school dream world or something like that

so round one of oral arguments went tonight think i did well got lots of compliments but i still hate public speaking the whole time i would have rather been unsticking my tongue from a frozen poll or something painful. who likes public speaking i mean yeah people can do it and get through it but i know very few people who are like "hey public speaking awesome let me do it twice". however dan clark makes his living off public speaking i have had a lot of interaction with dan clark he is a great guy and nicest guy youll meet but his website and some of his things crack me up but this guy is always speaking and to tons of people in tons of places i respect that cause i do not think that could ever be me. so what am i going to do instead oh be a lawyer and potentially be arguing in court consistently. good thinking steven. so i guess i better get over this fear of speaking in public took a large step tonight and did well so hopefully i can keep the momentum rolling.

come pick me up

song of the day
come pick me up by ryan adams
this song pretty much rips my heart out in a therapeutic way sometimes when you are down listening to depressing music helps not sure what it is maybe the fact that others are down and have expressed their pain and emotions through music

oral arguments tomorrow f*ck me but whatever

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

we were promised jetpacks

song of the day
quiet little voices by we were promised jetpacks
a friend at school turned me on to this new scottish band. i like what i hear so far. and we were promised jetpacks might be the best band name ever!

im really tired today and not much to say

"Most of the time I got nothing to say
When I do it's nothing and nobody's there to listen anyway
I know I'm probably better off this way
I just listen to the voices on the TV 'til I'm tired
My eyes grow heavy and I fade away"

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

i woke up

song of the day
i woke up with this song in my head this morning by bright eyes
wish this was true

"I woke up and put your record on this morning.
With no singing. With no swinging too.
There is no dancing. There is no missing you."

Monday, March 1, 2010

sleeping lessons

song of the day
sleeping lessons by the shins
this is one of my favorite shins songs and love the music video. this band is one of my favorites but havent done anything since 2007 i know they have been having issues and lead singer james mercer has a new band called broken bells with a cd due next week hopefully it is good cause the shins blow my mind.

turned in my brief today pretty good feeling. i mean who knows what my grade is but i feel like i accomplished something it was a pretty big project.

my little brother joe won the hockey state championship tonight pretty excited for him he had 37 saves. im sad i couldnt make it but nebraska is cool i guess? not really

"And I keep looking for that blindfold faith
Lighting candles to a cynical saint
Who wants the last laugh at the fly trapped in the windowsill tape
You can go right out of your mind trying to escape
From the panicked paradox of day to day"

Sunday, February 28, 2010


song of the day
challengers by the new pornographers
been listening to a lot of neko case as of late. her stuff with the new pornographers is more indie pop but it is definitely some of her best. The second verse of this song kind of hit me today:

On the walls of the day
In the shade of the sun
We wrote down
Another vision of us
We were the challengers of
The unknown
"Be safe" you say
Whatever the mess you are you mind okay
That is the custom
On down

Saturday, February 27, 2010

i'm fractured from the fall

song of the day
two by ryan adams
one of my favorite ryan songs lately. this version is super emotional it just pulls at me and neal casal gets way into it. life has been a roller coaster lately and ryan adams has been helping me through a lot of it.

i've been laughing at this the last 2 days thanks to my friend jenni

took the night off from school going to be a crazy next few weeks just need to get to spring break.
oral arguments are coming up public speaking is one of those things that scares me pretty bad. this sums up my feelings about public speaking nicely:
"it is better to keep your mouth shut and give the impression that you are stupid than to open it and remove all doubt"' better to keep your mouth shut and give the impression that you're stupid than to open it and remove

Friday, February 26, 2010

to appease the masses

song of the day
shy that way by tristan prettyman featuring jason mraz
tristan prettyman is talented she is hot and i saw her open for g. love last year. for the record i do not like jason mraz. this is to appease a certain girl who claims i only listen to wounded artist whiny music. i do like this song and it is worth a listen.

funniest video on youtube no question

"when it comes down to it what are the lakers going to say?"

this week in property we talked about how easy it would be to forge a deed and take out a huge mortgage on a forged deed and disappear. this is a scary thought but it kind of created a desire in me to figure out how to forge deeds and disappear. i mean i wont but it got me thinking. just saying.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

song of the day
memory lane by ryan adams and the cardinals
this song is on the UK version of cardinology so im bummed i do not have an mp3 version yet but it is one of my favorite ryan adams songs lately. i feel like i go on and on about ryan adams but the guy just blows my mind. this song doesnt really invoke feelings of nostalgia for me i just think its a great song.

caron butler got asked by the nba to stop chewing straws during games he has done it his whole career but recently people started noticing. people are really upset the nba put the nix on this but i can see how it would be a huge safety concern. kind of an interesting debate since he has done it his whole career with no incidents.

"on the other hand, you have different fingers"

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


song of the day
jacksonville skyline by whiskeytown
a friend and i were talking about whiskeytown today and so i listened to them for most of the day and this song is freaking amazing. i could probably pick a ryan adams song every day cause i am always listening to something by him.

i do not like ani difranco i probably never will and she will never be a song of the day but i need to do a better job with being positive and sucking it up i remembered this quote of hers today.

"Maybe you don't like your job, maybe you didn't get enough sleep, well nobody likes their job, nobody got enough sleep. Maybe you just had the worst day of your life, but you know, there's no escape, there's no excuse, so just suck up and be nice"

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


song of the day
take it back by swollen members
i am missing the swollen show in salt lake tonight. these guys put on a ridiculous show and bring it hard on every track. one swollen members show i went to was probably the craziest night of my life. these guys are insane but their music take me back to when all i would listen to is underground hip hop.

i think i need to do a better job of listening to understand. often times when someone is telling me something i am super quick to jump in with one of my experiences or something i am dealing with so i am going to try and listen to understand more.

"Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. They're either speaking or preparing to speak. They're filtering everything through their own paradigms, reading their autobiography into other people's lives."

kevin durant is the real deal they thunder have won 10 straight and beat the jazz twice this year and he scores like a million points every game. the blazers have got to be kicking themselves for picking oden over him. kd should get more mvp talk he has taken the worst team from last year and turned them into a scary playoff match up. his new nickname is the durantula which i think is awesome

Monday, February 22, 2010

whose idea was law school?

song of the day
sentimental heart by she & him
m ward and zooey deschanel nothing more needs to be said.

this is a ryan adams quote that i really like an have been thinking about today:
So I guess what I am saying here right now is, it feels good to be true to what I am. It feels right to be a lot and sometimes a mess and sometimes a good listener and sometimes bat-shit crazy. It is the nature of being me. And also, after all this time, no matter what the perception, I always know I am the very basic thing I always wanted to be;
have a nice week.

i think it is important to be true to what you are

Sunday, February 21, 2010


song of the day
lua by bright eyes (this is the conor oberst gillian welch version from the compilation cd dark was the night amazing vocals)
i think this song is about drugs and eating disorders and self destruction and other happy things. i listen to a lot of bright eyes when i am depressed and today was just one of those days where im not feeling great about things and alone.
i like the lines "when everything is lonely i can be my own best friend" and "we might die from medication but we sure killed all the pain"

read this today probably not something i would want to be on the record. lindsey vonn us skier taking stabs at tiger woods

"We're all a little broken. We're all a little twisted. We're all less than we could be or want to be."

Saturday, February 20, 2010

help im alive

song of the day
help i'm alive by metric
few reasons for this songs 1. i love metric 2. emily haines is a bad ass 3. this song sums up a lot of my feelings right now. life is scary and there is a lot of uncertainty involved in it. just had one of those moments today like shoot im alive and i dont really know what i am doing. i watched an interview with emily haines about this song and how she went to beunos aires to write the new album. i have always wanted to go to argentina but now i really want to go. maybe after law school ill get one of my spanish speaking friends to go with me.

trying to understand liquidated damages clauses and penalty clauses. nightmare. already had a headache just compounded it. i keep thinking one of these days things in contract are going to come together but im having a lot of doubts as the end of april approaches.

"I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it."

Friday, February 19, 2010


song of the day
samson by regina spektor
i have a confession to make there are probably only 2 or 3 songs that could make me cry this is one of them. i dont know why it just does. i have liked this song for a very long time. i have not listened to her newest cd i think my "indie" self wont let me cause shes trendy now or whatever but i think ill get it this week and give it a try cause she is super talented.

i have had terrible experiences with laundry detergent lately. i accidently left a bottle in my car and since it is the freaking north pole in nebraska it froze and when it thawed out it had separated. so i went and bought a new bottle and of course i drop it and it explodes everywhere. so i had to go get another one so far so good on this one but wouldnt be surprised if it blows up or got recalled.

im still bitter about ronnie brewer d will is not happy about it this could turn out to be a huge huge mess
lebron had 43 15 and 13 last night that is the most ridiculous line i have ever seen it will be interesting to see where he ends up this summer it might be talked about more than brett favre has been the past few summers
still sick bad sinus infection one more day of being sick i might explode but its only gotten worse

Thursday, February 18, 2010

zebras running wild what?

song of the day:
apology song by the decemberists
this song is just awesome! if i lost my friends bike what a better way to tell them sorry then to write an amazing song about it. i love the decemberists colin meloy's voice has just always done it for me and they have been one of my favorite bands for a few years. their latest cd (hazards of love) is great but id suggest listening to it all the way through in one sit down it tells a story from start to finish and is great. hazards of love has had me thinking a lot about relationships and love in general and the expectations commitments and let downs involved with love.

sweet story: some zebra escaped the circus in atlanta stopped traffic for a while
i think if i were a caged animal id want to escape too heck i want to escape and i can leave whenever i want but what can you do

i wish i was more creative, i wish i had more time to listen to music, i wish i was musically talented, i wish i could paint well, but most of all i wish the jazz didnt trade ronnie b today well not really most of all but such a bummer i hope he does well for the grizzlies he really was so legit and kept improving every year oh well hopefully korver and matthews step up

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


song of the day
anonanimal by andrew bird
andrew bird is one of my favorite artists his music provides great study music. ive seen him twice in concert and both times were amazing. he is super talented and arguably one of the best whistlers ever! this song is one of my favorites of his.

law school stress bomb hit today. just seems like there is 4.5 million things to do and about 3 minutes to do all of it. this video sums up law school exactly.

on a lighter note pitchers and catchers reported to camp today which means baseball is right around the corner.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


song of the day
skeletons by the yeah yeah yeahs
it was tough to come up with just one song today listened to a lot of music. this song has been in my rotation for a few months. the yeah yeah yeahs are usually not my favorite and karen o's vocals are usually rough but her voice on this song is amazing. a lot of people think karen o is attractive but she doesnt really do it for me. i cant get into the where the wild things are soundtrack that she did but the new yeah yeah yeahs cd its blitz is pretty freaking amazing.

lots of things going on in my head today but i think ill spend the night sorting things out. been talking to a lot of people in salt lake lately makes me miss home but it has been good to hear from them. havent been able to go to the gym for a few days cause im still sick but hopefully by the end of the week i will get back into the swing of things.

this sums up how i often feel about tests: "Instead of studying for finals, what about just going to the Bahamas and catching some rays? Maybe you'll flunk, but you might have flunked anyway; that's my point."

Monday, February 15, 2010

electric feel

song of the day
electric feel by MGMT
this song makes me want to drop out of school and get into drugs for some reason. this group is great and just puts out a good vibe. new cd sometime this year should be great. im still waiting for a girl that "shocks me like an electric eel"

i have been ridiculously sick the past few days so i took myself to the doctor to see what was going on. the doctor told me that he wanted to give me mono but the tests say that i dont have mono. just a very strange interaction. going to the doctor is still up there on the list of things i hate the most.

champions league round of 16 tomorrow i'd like to see manchester united win it all but realistically i think barcelona will repeat especially with the addition of ibrahimovic

Sunday, February 14, 2010

valentines day

song of the day
love is hell by ryan adams
this song captures the bitterness i feel right now towards a lot of things. also fitting for my valentines day. ryan adams does a great job of expressing a lot of emotions i feel and always provides a pick me up. the whole love is hell album is great and includes a wonderwall cover which is a million times better than the original. ryan adams is amazing.

this week should be nice lots of classes cancelled so hopefully i can catch up on sleep and regroup for the brutal next couple of months before finals.

watched s darko last night. donnie darko is arguably my favorite movie so i have been hesitant to watch it. s darko was decent. thought provoking about how our decisions impact our futures and the futures of others. the movie got terrible ratings but i thought it was bearable. new celebrity crush briana evigan she is gorgeous.

im thankful for the good friends i have made in nebraska they have been one of the few bright spots in a difficult experience.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

thinking about investing into lots of fake hair pieces
song of the day
daniel by bat for lashes
this song has been playing constantly on my i pod for the last 3 months. simply beautiful. one of those songs that invokes an out of this world experience for me.

i am sick and have sat in bed most of the day i havent been able to find my tv remote for a few days. havent looked very hard but i wish i had it

watched nick and norahs infinite playlist last night good movie great music

i am borrowing this from my friend tom grover who is lds and a law student
i think this sums up my views nicely on gay marriage and other constitutional issues

"Of all people, attorneys have a moral obligation to stand up for the
marginalized, the persecuted, and the downtrodden- espcially those who
are victims of Mobocracy. Our ancestors were victims of Mobocracy. It dishonors their Legacy for us to not only participate in, but lead the Mobocracy against homosexuals."

Friday, February 12, 2010

bad dreams

song of the day
bad dreams by damien jurado
i have been having weird dreams lately mostly about law school and anxieties associated with it. damien jurado is one of my all time favorite song writers. he tells a great story and voice just kind of cuts you. when im not feeling great about things sometimes sad music can ease the pain a little. i saw damien jurado at velour in provo there was only about 30 people there super intimate and arguably the best show i have ever been to.

so kind of a weird situation but nothing major happened. today in torts we talked about how there is no legal duty to rescue someone. so of course i am at the gym tonight no one else is there and this old man came in about 20 minutes into my workout. he began walking/ kind of jogging on the treadmill next to me and i could tell after a little bit he was having a really hard time breathing. so the only thing i can think of is well if this guy has a heart attack im the only other person here and i have no legal duty to help this guy out the. school makes me think of weird things like this all the time. i am positive if something did happen i would come to the aid of this guy. i think it is interesting that society places a lot of faith in peoples morals to act but if someone did not act in a situation like that there would be no legal remedy. i hope that there are very few people out there that would not act in a situation like that.

yeasayer performed on fallon last night these guys are just awesome i hope they are the next big thing

dunk contest prediction: gerald wallace guy is just a freak athlete

Thursday, February 11, 2010


song of the day
revelator by gillian welch
a lot of uncertainty right now and it has been wearing on me although the concept that time reveals all is pretty obvious this song has sort of been a reality check for me sometimes you just need to give things time and everything will be revealed life is a process and things are not going to happen as fast as you want. gillian welch has a great voice and puts a ton of emotion into her work the whole album time the revelator is brilliant been listening to it studying lately ryan adams also has an amazing cover of this song on the destroyer sessions

ive been reading a lot of just terrible things for school lately and been hearing a lot of messed up stories from people family friends etc it is sometimes difficult to stay focussed cause i am just so appalled at people criminal law and torts are guaranteed an awful story every day and contracts is always good for one or two a week we live in a scary world its kind of depressing but all you can do is try to make it a less scary and messed up place i think it is important to try and find beauty in an ugly world. the song bowl of oranges by bright eyes says "but if the world could remain within a frame like a painting on a wall then i think we would see the beauty then"

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

why you'd want to live here

song of the day: Why You'd Want to Live Here Death Cab: yes this song is about Los Angeles but very applicable to my situation midwest winters are awful! the deeper meaning of this song to me is great as well i feel like it is talking about dealing with fake people every day and how you can potentially get caught up and become fake as well

ive been thinking a lot about pain tolerances lately both mental and physical pain the body is incredible but i think its interesting that the same pain over time becomes more bearable as you get used to it i dont know a lot about science but just something i have been thinking about

huge disappointment at the gym yesterday but again life goes on

i figured out who ke$ha is or whatever the hell her name is yesterday i kind of hate myself for that but glad i went this long without knowing who she is or what song she sings (if thats what you want to call it)

i love coaches interviews during the games you can tell they dont listen to what they are being asked and would just assume punch the reporter in the face and the answers are always "well we need to play better" no matter what the question is

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

no one reads or follows these i think

so started a blog not cause people read them but decided it would be a good place to put my thoughts, impressions, trends, and feelings down every once in a while

nothing like being surrounded by super smart people all day every day to make you feel not good enough but then again we are our own worst critics or something like that

song of the day week month year? O.N.E. by yeasayer just one of those songs i can not stop listening to. got it for free off yeasayer's website just one of those songs that makes things exponentially better

also been listening to ryan adams never gets old safe to say favorite of all time

jazz lakers wednesday worried about that. colby briant is supposed to play after a few days back scary thought id argue kobe greatest of all time but i wasnt around to see wilt and was too young to really appreciate jordan in his hay day (did love space jam though) and he was always beating the jazz which made me hate him and not appreciate his game lebron might go down as the greatest ever but he needs to start winning some ships

watched the movie Big Fan over the weekend thought it would be a comedy but turned out to be super dramatic turned out to be really enjoyable despite my expectations of a funny movie

super bowl: big let down in my opinion but wounds are still healing from the vikes the vikings should make their skill players carry a ball at all times during the offseason like that movie the program

law school does a good job of chewing you up and then spitting you out every day but life goes on