you start out with a "huh?" but then end up with an "oh my golly, she is so awesome I want to hug her".
kinda like this little girl:
and this lovely lady:
Jumping on a bus going down Ventura Blvd and finding Feist singing would be more than enough reason to move to the Valley :)
On second thought...nope, the Valley sucks. Anyway, it's a Big Blue Bus... aww...Santa Monica I miss you.
And speaking of Feist, my boss has been driving back and forth between B.C. and the states as his girl is Canadian. He's surprised at the amount of Canadian bands that sell out large stadiums up there, but hardly sell tickets for a 200 seat venue in the states. He challenged me to name one big band from Canada, and the only thing that came to mind was Broken Social Scene, who spawned quite a few bands and solo artists. Unsurprisingly, he had no idea who they were. In any case, enjoy Stars: another off shoot of the "not a supergroup" Broken Social Scene:
And since I'm in an L.A. mood: when I left for Seattle (both times) Bill made me a CD of songs from Sia. We were both fans of Six Feet Under and it's still impossible for me to watch the last 6 minutes of the series without completely breaking down. As I drove down the 10 on that February morning a year ago, merging onto the 5, "Breathe Me" began to play through the speakers of my radio and I knew that I was beginning a new chapter of my life. Bill knew it too, that's why he put the song first. I was so emotional I had to pull to the side of the road to let it pass. It's so interesting now to watch the following video because I did leave, just as Claire did, and I found photography, just as she did, and when I die I hope to be surrounded by the photos of everyone I've ever loved, just as she...oh, wait. Hopefully you'll watch and know what happens.
In any case, if you've never watched Six Feet Under because you think it's pretentious bullshit...get over your self, it's fucking good. Just watch it.
Oh, and if you haven't watched it and now plan on doing so since I've called you out on your douchery for not having watched it for fear of persecution from your tragically hipster friends, don't click on the following video: