February 24, 2009

this is my mind it goes over and over the same old lines...


(before he cute his hair like Rod Blagojevich)

I just referenced Kate Nash and this is not even about her. Hmm. The lyric just goes hand in hand with today's subject: PlayRadioPlay! I say this because this is the thought that crosses my mind the most - why is Texas Dan (Dan Hunter respectively) so amazing?? Amazing is not even the right word, he is more like, well, as Caron says - magical.

I do not even know where to start, I have so much to say. Honestly, I do not even know what to write. I am just going to let my fingers go on a tangent (that is my favorite phrase of the day.)
I am madly in love with PlayRadioPlay! Dan Hunter is the only songwriter to consecutively write great song after great song (off topic - I just realized "song" is a very weird word.) There is not one song by him that I do not like. It's hard for me to pick a very best one. Actually I lied. Hands down, Elephants As Big As Whales owns. Actually, I am going to go as far to say that it is the best song of the 21st century. So, if you get nothing out of this entry at least listen to this song. Perfect examples - two of my best friends, one who is strictly Indie and one who is strictly Stoner (Bob Marley, Sublime, Slightly Stupid and so forth and so forth) I made them listen to this song and they both love it. Simply put - it is just a beautifully crafted song. That is all. Wait! I want someone to write a song exactly like this for me. Okay, now I am done.

Bad Cops Bad Charities
The nice cars they drive by fast
Sucking up many gallons of gas
you know it is true
Compliment Each Other Like Colors
Perfect title
I feel like my worn hands are empty waiting for God's new plans
Confines of Gravity
PlayRadioPlays! first single
This song reminds me of the time my mother took me to the Johnson Space Center and for the whole four hours I was there I wanted to be an astronaut, then we left and I dropped that dream.
At This Particular Moment In Time
I can relate
And I can see why you'd pick them over me
Dan also refers to himself as "the cream of the crop" which I love
Even Fairy Tale Characters Would Be Jealous
Favorite song on the EP
A joint or two just hangin out the window in September on the 28th I’ll be dethroned and sent to clean up my act4 months in a penitentiary where I can read and think I’ll make it home
Mr. Brightside
Better than the original

I drove ALL over Phoenix to about ten different record stores looking for this album the day it came out.
It was well worth the trouble, not to mention I love scavenger hunts.
I love the little tid bits of musical masterpieces between tracks.
Loco Motion
A powerful opener to Dan's genius piece of work
I'll keep a secret of why I miss you
Everyday you ease the pain
Everyday I stay the same
I'm A Pirate, You're A Princess
I love this song so much that I interpreted into three looks for a Fashion Illustration project.
Some Crap About Furniture
Coincidentally, I listen to this song on the drive home.
Madi Don't Leave
Probably my second favorite song on the album.
This also happens to be the song that really got me into PlayRadioPlay!
I used to listen to this on repeat for days.
Without Gravity
A showcase of, in my opinion, Dan's exquisite vocals.
In the vacuums of space
These feelings are erased
Without gravity
See You Soon
A preferred sing-a-long
You cried when you had to leave
Mascara stains on my sleeve
I was depressed and my stomach hurt
I kept the memories
I kept the shirt
I'm Afraid There's A Hole In My Brain
This reminds me of my uffl Caron
And I said we'll run until the sun burns out
And I'd like to know
Who wants to run until the sun burns out
And I'd like to
The answer to your question: Caron and I run until the sun burns out
More of the Worst
Listen and you might hear a sudden cease of laughter
No smiling ear to ear
My Attendance Is Bad My Intentions Are Good
You can literally hear Dan's feelings.
Not to mention this is my anthem right now.
I am getting into a bad habit of ditching class.
Corner Office Bedroom
The corner office is not my home
Because the city and the people all make me feel alone
Forgiveness, the Enviable Trait
Actually, I really wish I were not so forgiving.
The perfect ending to a perfect album.
Oh girl I've been told when I grow old Ill be alone
But I don't mind if I'm in Texas
Oh boy it's been said when I am dead I'll be alone
But I don't mind if I'm in Texas
Five Other Really Good Songs
(sorry your on your own to find these songs)
I was pretty damn stoked when I heard he did a cover of my favorite Pinback song
Juice Box, Paper Hat, and a Line of Pixie Stix
I have to post the entire song on here.
So many surfaces so colorless and bland
I’ve got so many colors in my new box in my hand
One day I’ll think about getting
But today I’m just gonna color the sky
Start with the blue draw circular clouds
Then with the green I add the food for the cows
Next with the red I draw a house too small
For any real person but that don’t matter at all
Brown bird with a triangular beak
Yellow legs with three lines for feet
A green car with circular headlights
Bust out the scissors, gonna bring this drawing to life
Mommy please don’t make me go to school
I wanna draw a castle and dragon in a swimming pool
Yellow starts in the black
Blue moon with a happy face these days that’s not right
Juice Box Paper Hat and a Line of Pixie Stix
I wanna be the one there
To draw you pictures and play with your hair
Virginia beach isn’t too far away from you
Maybe this summer it won’t be for me too
We've Been Searching the Sky for Answers
Are you kidding me??
Are you absolutely kidding me???
I cannot even believe how proficient this song is.
Something random that just popped into my head - this reminds me of the opening credits for Little Bear.
There Are Cooler Ways to Die
It is true, but I doubt there are cooler songs than this.
You can tell I am tired.
I am starting to sound really lame.
Same Outfit
"Hey! You're wearing the same jacket!"
"Hey, we're wearing the same outfit..."
If you actually read all of this and if you actually listen to PlayRadioPlay! would you believe he just merely turned 19? Would you believe that he records most of his music merely on Apple's Logic Studio, PropellerHeads' Reason 4.0, and Digidesign's protools (do not quote me on this) in his own recording studio? That is what makes it so hard for me to comprehend. I just cannot grasp how someone can be so talented.
I also highly recommend seeing PlayRadioPlay! live. I have seen Dan twice and even though every other band he was on tour with sucked (really bad, really really bad) they were both absolutely the best shows I have ever been to.
Also check out Dan's blog on his myspace. All too often I find myself bored in class and reading his blog.
This is a poor choice on my part. I say this because I mostly always laugh out loud at Dan's hilarity. I also find his topics of choice to be highly interesting. So... Dan Hunter is musically gifted, he is extremely witty, AND he is intelligent??? Before you think I am really creepy, just know I am not in love with him, I am astounded by him. Big difference.
- If you could have lunch (something along those lines) with anyone alive or dead, who would it be?
- Dan Hunter, Duh.
Now you answer the question. I'm interested to hear.

February 23, 2009

hold me closer tony danza.

Tiny Dancer

I am in a royally bad mood today, I share this because it goes hand in hand with number three of seventy-two (wow, have a looong way to go.)
The point is - I have found the perfect remedy for a case of the mean reds.
Get in the car, roll down all the windows (if your lucky like me, open the sunroof) and blast Tiny Dancer by Elton John.
If I said I were obsessed with this song, I don't think that would do my feelings justice (I just got a major case of deja vu, did I already write this line somewhere earlier???) Actually, I'm obsessed with Elton John. Period.
I am 93.7% sure that Tiny Dancer was written about me (even if it was written 18 years before I was born, ahem.)
A. Blue Jean baby - as soon as the weather allows it, I live in a pair of lucky brand blue jean shorts. Seriously, I NEVER take them off. As a matter of fact, today is the first day of the new year that has allowed for shorts. Guess what I'm wearing?
B. LA Lady - I swear this song had nothing to do with my decision to move to Los Angeles.
C. Seamstress for the band - hey mom guess what! It is seamstress for the band, NOT sings just for the band! I'm going to school for fashion design and when I marry my music man, I don't see why I wouldn't be the seamstress for his band...
D. Pretty eyed - I'm not gonna be cocky or anything...
E. Pirate smiled - actually, I have no idea what this means.
F. You'll marry a music man - ever since I was eight and discovered boys (more specifically Hanson, I really need to stop inserting parentheses) I knew I was destined to marry a man with musically talents.
G. Ballerina dancing in the sand - I was a ballerina, and I do dance in the sand. That's not saying much though. I dance everywhere.
The second verse of the song is the most perfectly written lines I have ever heard about Hollywood Blvd. Well, except for recently when Jenny Lewis just came out with 'Sing A Song For Them.' Not to mention the instrumental of the song is breathtakingly beautiful - I hear the opening and I am instantly calmed, and no matter what I HAVE to sing along. It's easy to, you saw last weeks clip from Almost Famous.
Well, this post wasn't weird at all.
PS - I have the best mother in the entire world. She bought me tickets to see Elton for my 20th birthday. I'm kind of excited, only a little bit...

February 17, 2009


The Plastiscines

I first heard of the Plastiscines, oh, about a year ago? (thank you Nylon.) Intrigued by the bands prettiness and the fact they were french, I lurked their myspace page. That was a bad idea. I quickly became obsessed, and there was no way I could get their album. Lucky for me, Auntie Tara, came to the rescue (as always, she just totally rocks.) She scoured the streets of Paris looking for their debut album LP1, and was about to give up hope when she hopped into a small little dive of a record shop. Lo and behold their it lay.
The album was worth it. The Plastiscines divide their lyrics between English and French, either way I sing along. It is a great album to get ready to. It is a great album to dance to. It's a great album for anything I spose...
Check out the first single "Loser," which coincidentally means the same thing in both French and English. My personal favorite is "(Zazie Fait De La) Bicyclette" a song about, well, bicycles, and the swinging 60's. "Pop In Pop Out" is filled with fun guitar riffs and I love Katty's accent, that especially shows through. Even though I have no idea what the song is about, I perfect my french while singing "Tu As Tout Prévu." "Lost In Translation" may or may not have been inspired by the movie, whatever, it's still a good song.
Check out both "Shake (Twist Around The Fire)" and "Mister Driver" in this movie/music video. You also get to check out the girls' great style (provided by Urban Outfitters of course.)

I know I said I would be updating from Fashion Week but my week is a little hectic. I'm still keeping up, I'll just be posting one gigantic post later this week.

February 16, 2009

"I don't think you realize tomorrow is saturday..."

My ultra twin Caron and I had been looking forward for Valentine's day for quite a while.
We were not disappointed - I think I can safely say this was the best Valentines day ever!

A card I made for my mother.

The inside of a card.
My take on LOLCats, with Rudi.

Caron's present from Rudi - a demolished Valentine cookie.

Caron's valentine from Jack Barakat.

The valentine I made for Caron.
A valentine love face.

"It's just a coffee mug of grease."
It's actually filled with conversation hearts.
I bought the mug for that quote though.
Adalaide, for the unicorn lover.
Long before Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist came out (six years to be exact) I was the master of playlists.
I still am.
The cover art for Caron's playlist "Pink Crush"
Track Listing
A pen & ink drawing.
A love note courtesy of Dave Chapelle.
Now for your valentine present I have made the ultimate (when I say ultimate I mean ultimate, like 51 songs worth) Valentine playlist.
Getting Into You - Relient K
A really sweet love song.
Winter Song - Sara Barielles and Ingrid Michaelson
For my mother.
We Are Birds - Brighten
My favorite song of the moment.
Thirteen - Ben Kweller
The master of love songs.
Your Song - Elton John
I only have one word for you - ELTON
Birds - Kate Nash
Kate Nash is my musical soulmate. I love this story about a boy trying to tell a girl he likes her - in metaphor of birds.
All I Want Is You - Barry Lou Polisar
Well I'm on a role of metaphorical songs. Seriously though, where was this song when I was learning about metaphors in high school??
I'm Sticking With You - The Velvet Underground
This reminds me of a vintage Disney movie (The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday, anybody?) for some reason.
I love it!
Sea of Love - Cat Power
I'm sorry I'm pretty much posting the Juno soundtrack.
I promise I have other songs.
Lover I Don't Have To Love - Bright Eyes
Because I didn't want to pick "First Day of My Life."
Also, who doesn't want a lover they don't have to love??
Love the One Your With - Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young
One of my favorite songs of all time.
If you see my singing really loud in my car - I'm probably singing this song.
Rosé - the Feeling
The Feeling are one of my favorite bands I've just discovered.
This is truly fruly a beautiful song.
The Rose Captain - Sea Wolf
For the best boyfriend ever - Sarah Anna Cera.
Cupid - Amy Winehouse
I love Amy Winehouse - no matter how crazy she gets.
Clark Gable - the Postal Service
I love Ben Gibbard, I love Jenny Lewis, and I love Clark Gable.
I don't think there could be a more perfect song.
Trying My Best to Love You - Jenny Lewis
I told you I loved Jenny Lewis.
Also, remember that love is never easy.
But if you lose the perfect match - just grab a boom box, jaunt down to their house, hold said boom box outside and play this song, wake the whole street and profess your love.
They'll probably take you back, I would.
Brandy Alexander - Feist
If I told you I was obsessed with the song - well, that's just not doing my feelings justice.
I really want a Brandy Alexander, whoever he may be.
Something - the Beatles
Because I can't not use the Beatles, duh.
That's a crime.
Love Today - Mika
Really, everybody should love.
I bet if everyone woke up to this song every morning, everybody would love.
The Girl - City and Colour
If ever I marry a musician (I probably will, it's in my prophecy) they better write me a song much like this.
Honey and the Moon - Joseph Arthur
Who doesn't want to be someone's honey and moon?
Elephants As Big As Whales - PlayRadioPlay!
I'm just going to throw this out there - best love song ever. Ever.
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
Inches and Falling - the Format
"I love love, I love being in love"
Young Folks - Peter, Bjorn, and John
It's the truth - when you are in love you really don't care what other people think.
Lolita - Throw Me the Statue
I think Throw Me the Statue sounds more as if they should be like a deathcore band. Regardless - this is a fun song.
Anyone Else But You - the Moldy Peaches
I'm sorry, but how could I not put this on a love playlist?
Everything I Once Had - the Honorary Title
For those who prefer to celebrate Singles Awareness Day.
1000 Times A Day - the Early November
I love this story in song.
I really want to know if it's based of actual events.
Bruised - Jack's Mannequin
Andrew McMahon is my high school hero.
This Old Machine - Coconut Records
Jason Swartzman? Zooey Deschanel??
I don't think it gets better than this...
Just Like We Do - Eisley
Perfect on rainy Sundays.
Penelope - Pinback
I just wanted to use Pinback.
Boats and Birds - Gregory and the Hawk
Just a really beautiful song.
Tranatlanticism - Death Cab For Cutie
I need you so much closer.
With Arms Outstretched - Rilo Kiley
Did I mention I love Jenny Lewis?
The girl tells it like it is.
If you don't get anything out of this song, you at least get a great sing a long.
Shiska (Girlfriend) - Say Anything
I remember when I first got a boyfriend.
I was singing something similar to this song.
I'll Be There - Jackson 5
When Michael was a little precious.
5 Years Time - Noah and the Whale
Because I know how it is to imagine being with someone, that you are actually not with.
I Think I Love You - the Partridge Family
I think I love you too David Cassidy, I think I love you too.
My Beautiful Rescue - This Providence
Because love does want to make people dance on top of buildings.
Because love does make people want to shout at the top of their lungs.
Boy In a Rock N Roll Band - the Pierces
Actually, I swore I would marry a boy in a rock n roll band.
I Wanna Love You (Akon Cover) - the Maine
If anyone could make a song about strippers, or an Akon song for that matter, romantic, the Maine could.
This is probably the best cover I have ever heard.
Completely different song.
Sore - Anuual
The sweetest song.
To Be Alone With You - Sufjan Stevens
I love saying Sufjan.
Little Bit - Lykke Li
This is my song for someone I'd rather not mention.
Lady - Styxx

That's all.
The Honey In Your Tea - Alcholiday
This is a local band I love.
"If you fall, I will bandaged your scraped knees. I'll forever be the honey in your tea."
Konstantine - Something Corporate.
I'm sorry. I lied. This is the best love song ever.
Actually it's one of the best songs ever.
A headband I made for the occasion.
I'm sorry I suck at taking photographs and have no photo's from the night.

This is where I surprised Caron with dinner. The Sugar Bowl is the cutest ice cream parlor, located in old town Scottsdale. They serve a million different varieties of ice cream and delicious sandwiches (including tea sandwiches!) I had the most delectable veggie sandwich and for dessert Caron and I shared the brownie buster sunday - the most delicious french vanilla ice cream you will ever taste in your life, a brownie, and of course rainbow sprinkles.

After dinner Caron and I made our way to the Cine-Capri theatre. We saw Confessions of a Shopaholic, which I'm afraid to say was no good. But it was worth it to finally get to the Cine-Capri.

Yesterday I participated in my Day After Valentine's Day tradition. My sister, Hannah and I, trekked to Walgreens and spent a chunk of change on extremely marked down Valentine's candy and an Arizona Peach Tea to wash it all down.

The Number Two Looks Good On You.

Almost Famous

I'm not sure. Maybe it's because I've always felt I was born in the wrong era and should have grown up during the 60's and 70's. Maybe because Penny Lane is living my dream (I want to be a band-aid, not a groupie, and I am well on my way thank you very much.) Actually, come to think of it, being a music journalist is not too shabby of a job either, huh. Maybe it's because Penny Lane is named Penny Lane (her real name is Lady, which is pretty radtacular as well.) Maybe it's because I fell in love with Billy Crudup, who plays Stillwater guitarist Russell Hammond (do not fear, I love you too Jason Lee and Patrick Fugit.) Maybe it's because no matter how many times I've watched the movie I still laugh at Russel on the roof about to jump in the pool saying "You can tell Rolling Stone magazine that my last words were...I'M ON DRUGS!!" See, I'm smiling at the thought of that scene. Actually the whole movie makes me laugh... don't worry, I won't sit for hours quoting. Maybe it's the awesome soundtrack (some of which were not even written during 1973, btw. I'm not complaining they still rock.) Maybe it's just Zooey Deschanel...

Mostly it is due to this scene:

Whatever it is - I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!! I don't care I'll shout it out on a mountain. This movie totally blew Breakfast at Tiffany's out of the picture. I watch it when I'm sad. I watch it when I'm sick. I watch it when I sketch. I watch it when I feel like doing nothing else. I watch it just because. No matter how many times I've seen it - I still sit mesmerized the entire time taking in everything. I'm still waiting on a better movie to come out. When it does, I'll notify you. It'll be big news.

February 14, 2009

the Rose Captain.

Fridays are for fashion. I know it is Saturday {edit: Sunday, I'm sorry!! I'm still trying to get into the habit of blogging!}, but I am a busy little girl. Friday night I participated in my first fashion show! I was fortunate enough to be hired on as a dresser for Kevan Hall.

If I have learned anything from the Hills or the City it's this:

Kelly Cutrone: Why aren't you wearing black?

My favorite dress from the collection.

There was a lot of steaming dresses. There was mannequin dressing. There were rehearsals. There was a lot of waiting (the show was an hour late.) Then came the madness - I zipped, hung, and buckled faster than I ever have. And in a matter of 30 frantic minutes - it was over. Those 30 minutes, were one of the best minutes I have ever spent. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and am so thankful to of had this handed to me. I can not wait until next time, better yet - I cannot wait until MY clothes are going down the runway!


Friday marked the first day of New York's fashion week!

Thank god for my iPhone so that I am immediately updated from Style.com

Dark somber colors {black and various shades of grey} as well as draping detail will be big for Fall 2009.


Cushnie et Ochs

Where is the rest of the outfit???

BCBG Max Azria

I'm a fan of BCBG but the weird gold/bronze leggings and the stalky dresses do nothing for me.

Costello Tagliapietra

I'm thinking this is just a bad photo of the model...



I'm not sure how I feel about these clear vinyl pants/leggings {whatever you wish to call them} ... I find them highly innovative, I just don't think I like them.


I am in no way a fan of one shoulders, but, are you kidding me??? This dress is amazing!! I just cannot get over it! Ugh! It is gorgeous! And the shoes! Oh, the shoes!

Rachel Comey


Rachel Comey

Still a hot layering mess, but it works.

Shipley & Halmos

I'm not a fan of Shipley & Halmos' womenswear...


Shipley & Halmos

The menswear was to die for!

I picked this look just for the "Ducky" factor. When I say "Ducky" I mean the character from Pretty in Pink , not an actual duck.



What can I say? I am a sucker for a comfy tank and tulip skirt.

Charlotte Ronson

I count Charlotte Ronson as one of my top five favorite designers. This collection was not my favorite but I still have mad love for the girl. This floral jumpsuit was my favorite piece in the collection {I love my jumpsuits and I love my floral prints!} I am loving the draping detail at the hips! This element showed up several more times in Ronson's collection, as well as several other designers.

Christian Cota

I've never heard of Christian Cota before, but after viewing the slide show of his Fall 09 collection - I fell in love. Assuming these adorable tailored shorts are not leather, I would wear these all the time - give my "leatha" leggings a rest. If they do happen to be leather, then I don't want anything to do with them - even though they are so cute. The navy tights have my main focus though. I can't wait to rock a pair come fall.

Christian Cota

This brings a whole new level to the little black dress.

Christian Cota

This has got to be the most awesome skirt I have ever seen. Seriously. I have never witnessed anything like this skirt. This is the kind of design that A) makes me want to go shrivel up in a corner, because, never in a million years would i think of this and B) inspires so much creativity in my head, to the point that I have no idea what to do with it.

Christian Cota

Umm...have I mentioned that I love Christian Cota?

I don't even know what to say...

Jason Wu

Love the Frida Kahlo headpiece.

Jason Wu

Color is a good thing.

Jason Wu

This reminds me of one of my mothers vintage prom dresses.


Stærk is another line I am unfamiliar with but so far it is my favorite collection. It was a collection that mixed tough with lady-like accents. Just my cup of tea. I really wish I had this bustier and skirt to wear as I danced to Madonna, circa 1980 of course.


I'm always buying mens t-shirts to wear as dresses, so of course I'm going to love the idea of a men's tuxedo jacket as a dress.


I told you I love me a great jumper. I am 172finity % positive this is the most absolute darling jumper I have ever seen. I need it!


This is my favorite look from the collection. I love the stirrup legging. I love the trench, even though I would have absolutely no where to wear it. Most of all I love the deer antler accent!

I was planning on updating more later on tonight but it's taken me 5 hours to post this with complications and I'm exhausted. I'll be back tomorrow with # 2, valentine's day, and of course more from fashion week!

February 10, 2009

The Most Evident Utensil Is None Other Than A Pencil.

Every Tuesday I want to write about new artists (sometimes not new artists, whatever I feel like) that I am currently listening to. I hope you find something new to add to your already corpulent iTunes playlist.


Chairlift is a 3 piece electronic band from Brooklyn, New York. I first heard them back in September as I was shuffling through my friends iPod as she was off at film school. I instantly fell in love and I spent the rest of the weekend with Sarah dancing to their album Does You Inspire You in her apartment, in the car, on the streets of Hollywood. Everywhere. We could not stop dancing.

"Bruises" is Chairlifts first single off Does You Inspire You, for a reason. Simply put - it's the best song on the album. I guarentee you will fall in love with this song. Now that it is February, I am listening to this song on repeat. It is the perfect love song for someone who has horrible nostalgia, like me. "Bruises" really takes me back to my days on the playground chasing boys (ahem, Brad) around on the playground. The end result? Bruised, grass stained knees and a kiss on the cheek.

"Somewhere Around Here" is a heavenly duet (all the songs are, but this one is just, wow.) It really showcases Caroline's voice, I get chills when I put this on. It's a very soothing song, and I am a highly stressed girl. I just can't stop listening.

"Evident Utensil" is such a quirky fun song! It reminds me of "Bruises" but it I still find it to be a great song. I literally giggled the first time I heard it. "Evident Utensil" really comes in handy when I am dozing off to sleep in my Portfolio Development class. Seeing as how the most "Evident Utensil" is the pencil, it makes drawing that much easier.

I really wish that I knew of Does You Inspire You when I was admist breakup with my last boyfriend. Chairlift shows a more serious side with "Make Up Your Mind," "Don't Give A Damn" and "Ceiling Wax." He couldn't, well, make his mind up and eventually I just had to tell him "Quite frankly, m'dear, I don't give a damn" and then promptly walked out of the room and he never saw me again.

Go dance under the stars or go on an adventure in the desert.

I'm Wide Awake It's Morning

72 Things

Every once and a while, when I cannot think of anything better to occupy my time with, I sit and watch LiveLavaLive. Mitchell Davis' random antics are hilarious (at least I think they are) but back in November, Mitchell posted a video titled 50 Things that got a little more than a laugh out of me.

I instantly knew i wanted to do something similar to this and I couldn't think of anything more perfect than posting it to my brand new blog. With that, for the next 72 (my favorite number is actually 172, but that's a tad excessive) weeks, I will be posting "Monday Me's."

I'm Wide Awake It's Morning

I bought this cd (I'm Wide Awake It's Morning - Bright Eyes) the day it came out when I was a Sophmore in High School. That was it, I was sold. It was the first cd I played in my car when I got my license. It was playing on a rainy day back in March 2007 (I'm not going into details but none-the-less it's an important day in my life.) I played it when I was in love and I played it to get over love. I listened to it on repeat the day I graduated High School. I played it during my first road trip without my parents. I played it on the drive to my first day of College. I have the cd booklet hanging on my inspiration board. And, in case you are not getting how much I love this album, I'll just go ahead and say that not a day goes by when I don't listen to at least one song off the record. It's perfect. I won't go into details about each song (trust me, I started writing and got a bit carried away before I had realized I wrote a novel) but I will say the last time I saw Bright Eyes, the last song they played was "Road To Joy" which coincidentally is also the last song on the album. I stood transfixed on the stage and stayed staring well until the crowd had dispersed. I was trying to comprehend if I had really just witnessed the most spectacular ending to any show I have ever attended. It was a magical feeling. At the very same time though, I was waiting to die. It was that good. And, even though I broke curfew that night (in consequence, I got grounded for a month) I never once complained.