itty interwebs: sunshine, springtime, and general pleasantness with ari!

Evenin’. Sitting here enjoying a caramel egg my dad sent me. Easter is the best! Um, so this week has been hectic, at least in one of those I’m-too-lazy-to-work-so-I’m-gonna-spend-all-my-free-time-sleeping kinds of ways. Fortunately, I have a grand ol’ set of links for you for the coming days! I think they mostly follow a general theme of sunshine, springtime, and general pleasantness. I hope that’s okay with y’all…

I’m certainly not going to finish writing this now, because the Adventure Time season premiere is on in 10 minutes. In the rare case that you have no idea what I’m talking about. Adventure Time a seven minute animated youtube short that is indeed old, but also timelessly awesome. I’m not exaggerating when I say that the reason my friends are who they are at college is largely because of this cartoon legend. The number of quotes that can be applied to daily life is astounding… it certainly nears Mean Girls levels. So anyway, it got picked up by Cartoon Network! It’s on now! I gotta go!
Original Short
Cartoon Network page

Couldn’t find an open TV. I guess I’ll continue on this week’s interwebs journey in hopes of this basketball game ending asap (go duke?) *apathy*

Probably the best thing about my past week has been this music video to the song “Radar Detector” by Darwin Deez. I know my friends who read this are probably rolling there eyes (I made a point to play this projected on a wall at party last Thursday)… that or they’re giggling at his last name… but seriously, IT’S SO FUCKING HAPPY. Also creative as hell. Also cheap as hell. Two epic ingredients! The rest of the album can be found around the internets, but you know, I don’t like, support, illegal, whatever, etc… er… so… it’s coming out April 12!
Radar Detector

Also in my recent awesome-sphere (I should apply that terminology more) is the group Phantogram. They’re pretty much the greatest. Female singer who is edgy, but not too angsty. Distortion. Synth. A huge yet cohesive range of sounds on their album. Full bangs. These are just snippets (and as Microsoft Word is reminding me via swiggles, they’re also not full sentences) that come to mind when I think of their recent-ish Eyelid Movies (came out in Feb). They’ve got a pretty boring music video out for the song Mouthful Of Diamonds, so instead of tricking you into watching that, here’s a live performance of it for KEXP radio.
“Mouthful Of Diamonds”

I know I’ve pretty much filled my video quota for this post (I mean, come on Ari!) but I just really like this one too. I haven’t followed up on the band too much yet, but I know they’re called Wave Machines, they’re British, and I just downloaded their 2009 release earlier today. I guess I’ll just go ahead and let you watch it then, eh?
“Keep The Lights On”
(EDIT: just realized I already have half the album from random old tsuru mixtapes! well that’s coincidental!)

Stumbled across this band earlier this week and they make me want to put on my Easter dress and run around [insert local grassy region]. Letting Up Despite Great Faults could have easily been my favorite band when I was in 8th grade, but I also currently find it to be catchy and adorable (in a good way!) So embrace your youthful music taste, or if you will,
“Our Younger Noise” by Letting Up Despite Great Faults

Not sure how legit it is for me to promote people that I MAY have a personal relationship to, but I’m going to go ahead and start this tidbit off my saying that this person is the best guitarist I know, by far, and even if I didn’t know him, I’d still be in love with this music video and album. That being said, The Exposure is a Connecticut-based project that seamlessly combines acoustic guitar, male and female vox, synthy bliss, and sweet experimental video production. Also he’s super handsome, (he’s got great genes.) This is the video for the single Warm Machine, and the link to listen to the full album online.
“Warm Machine”
The Exposure

Okay well, in the time it took me to write this, Duke did in fact win, and I never got to watch Adventure Time. I also haven’t touched my French homework. Time to get back to the life of your favorite girlie!

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1 comment for “itty interwebs: sunshine, springtime, and general pleasantness with ari!

  1. Stacey Rupolo
    April 6, 2010 at 3:23 PM

    Ari, these are so awesome. I’m so proud of you gurrrrrl. I especially love radar detector, its making me so happy=)

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