February 10, 2010

Lingering On In Wonderland.

Alice + Janice
i am sure you have figured out, i live in a dream world. i prefer to make up stories that are far more interesting than the dull drums of day to day life. pretending you and your friends are in dazed and confused while you drive around town is some odd number times better than, well, just driving around town. pretending it is the 60's or 70's is definitely waaay better than living in the millennium (except of course get an iphone.) see what i mean?
two summers ago one of my two best friends was living with me. fueled by boredom by being trapped inside (you see we really just wanted to sit in our makeshift cave all day but alas if we so much as lay a foot outside our skin would blister off) we created alter egos. thus, the emergence of alice + janice. so, instead of spending days over stuffing ourselves on chips and salsa washed down with numerous qt drinks and laying idly on the floor watching old nickelodeon programs (the one time the 90's were acceptable, and yeah, maybe hanson, and okay, full house too, so i guess the 90's were okay...) we replaced those days with dreaming up lavish stories about our two heroines.
janice is a very tongue in cheek kind of girl. her tough as nails attitude reflects onto her physical appearance. much like nico (her idol) she remains extremely mysterious. she struggles to find the meaning of her bain existence, living out of trunks and a vw bus so that she may come and go as she pleases.
alice on the other hand, is a delicate child like figure who is never quite there. if you see alice, she just may be laughing for no apparent reason. janice allows alice to accompany her for every now and again alice will let a profound thought seep out of her lips. and so, alice sits alongside janice in gypsy the vw bus, trying to spread love throughout the world.
now that my beloved friend has gone away to bigger and better things we relay stories through phone calls and so she sits in hollywood creating majestic puppet films inspired by the twosome while they inspire me to spend my days creating masterpieces.

the real reason i am writing of alice + janice is because at the beginning of the month the janice to my alice have decided upon a new tradition. at the start of every month we are going to give each other a playlist of songs we listened to in the past month. as i am sure you have figured out, i love a playlist. so i thought i would share alice + janice's january playlist.
ballad of sir frankie crisp {let it roll} - george harrison
sand francisco {be sure to wear flowers in your hair} - scott mckenzie
restaurant - the thrills
don't come around here no more - tom petty & the heartbreakers
rocket man - elton john
debate exposes doubt - death cab for cutie
sea legs - the shins
train underwater - bright eyes
eleanor put your boots on - franz ferdinand
(because sometimes you just need to put on a pair of boots and run through chelsea)
find my way back home - priscilla ahn
moon river - audrey hepburn
oh gin - the velvet underground
i will run to you - tom petty and stevie nicks
resurrection fern - iron & wine
cheaper than therapy - rogue wave
science vs romance - rilo kiley
the face that launched 1000 shits - death cab for cutie
no joy in mudville - death cab for cutie
search and destroy - the stooges
america - simon & garfunkel
river - joni mitchell
looking at you - mc5
reeling in the years - steely dan
tangerine - led zepplin
small time blues - pete drogue
mona lisas and mad hatters - elton john
oh my sweet carolina - ryan adams and emmylou harris
ceremony - new order
(because sometimes you need to put on a chanel gown and run through versailles)
beast of burden - the rolling stones
chinese children - devendra banhart


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Ahhh! Moon River....what a sweet thought to go to bed with.

I can't wait 'til you come see your dear mom and Auntie T. It will be a funtastic sleep over.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is a lot of fun! Alice and Jancie sound like great girls to me. :-)

Linda said...

I adore the way you write! It always brings a :)

Fascinating playlists, many familiar, some not. This is a fun monthly tradition between you and your friend.

tattytiara said...

You only get one life, so you might be as many people as possible while you have it.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I thought I had posted to you last night, but I was half asleep while posting so I might have posted the wrong info to you based on a comment on my blog. D'oh! ;-)

This is fun. Really neat. I like the fact that you are doing the creative prompts. I'll be interested to see what you create, and how wonderful that your friend creates puppet projects. You are both so creative!

Love the outfits you shared.



Dirty Hair Halo said...

nice playlists. that's actually a really good idea to trade CDs on the regular. good way to find new music.


TRay said...


Ce qui m'inspire said...

That is such a cute drawing!

Ce qui m'inspire

Audrey J. said...

Everything you wrote is so nice, my favorite part is the dreaming of living as it was int he 60's-70's. You've one lovely blog and that drawings are super cool THanks for dropping by my blog!

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

i always loved 'dazed and confused..' in fact, it's funny cuz i just thought about the movie..and how liberating it was to have just graduated HS..and we feel like it's the beginning of so many great things!

it's cool that you're trading music...love it!

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

SARAH...brown said...

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)


A and A said...

you've covered just about all my favorite artists here... damn good taste if I say so myself.

lovely blog.


Ugly Cute said...

ah, love your blog!