Tag Archives: music

A blizzard, a biblioburro, and beauty secrets

2 May

I had this ready to go yesterday and then my silly mother called to tell me that she’d locked her keys in her car and that she was now stuck at work. With my dad out of town and my baby brother sans automobile, I was the only one who could come to her rescue. She works about half an hour east of my work. She lives about half an hour west of where I work. I got a little frazzled, and rushed off to be a good daughter, forgetting to post this. Whoops.

1. Same-sex civil unions are now legally recognized in Colorado! Fuck yeah!

2. Big Harp

3. Really awesome friends who live far away, but it doesn’t even matter because you can still talk to them on the phone for hours at a time, and you’ve never been to Washington D.C. so now you have a reason to visit.

4. The Biblioburro

5. This lipstick/stain stuff. It’s seriously the best, even if all the colors have vom-inducing names like “Smitten” and “Lovesick”. Maybe I can get a side-job making up better lipstick names. “Cheaper than new clothes”, “Have you been crying?”, “Winter chapping”…maybe not.

6. Sweater tights (it’s fucking blizzarding here. Again.)

7. I’m auditioning for my first play in nine years tonight, and it’s cold-read only.

8. I’m actually getting busy at work again (this makes the day go soooooo much faster).

9. When I finally get internet at home again, I’m going to have, like, a million hours of Game of Thrones and Doctor Who to catch up on.

10. Less than a month until new episodes of Arrested Development!

A case of the Mondays

30 Apr

So far the trickiest part of these gratitude posts has been coming up with non-lame post titles. I’d say I’m about 50/50 right now. I know it’s Tuesday, but here’s what was awesome about yesterday:

1. Dinner with my baby broski (he makes really awesome music, which you should go listen to immediately.)

2. Curry-apple-veggie meatloaf

3. Arrested Development (sooooo close to getting new episodes!)

4. Christopher Moore (currently re-reading Bloodsucking Fiends after snagging a copy at my local ARC)

5. Flowy skirts on freshly-shaved legs (especially when it’s my first leg-shave in months)

6. Dogger walks

7. Gorgeous weather (even once it started getting dark!)

8. Yarn

9. Neutral Milk Hotel is reuniting for a (very limited) tour!

10. And Daniel Johnston is opening the Asheville show! This probably means I need to take a trip to N.C.

Winning the war on TEABS

31 Jan

I know, I’m terrible. I really have been blogging-ish, just on Tumblr. Which, if you want to know what I’m doing, is a way more reliable place than WordPress. And what I’ve been doing is waging a war on TEABS (The End of an Awesome Book Syndrome). 

I’m a voracious reader with a not-so-secret affinity for YA fiction. This means my heartstrings are constantly getting tugged, nay, lawnmower cord-ripped, by fictional high schoolers learning about love and magic and shit at boarding school/summer camp/dark magical forests, etc. By the time I have finished my chosen book (or rather, by the time it’s finished with me), I have invariable been reduced to a puddle of all the feels. I wouldn’t change a word, and yet I crave more! I’m never ready to leave the world that I’ve been so thoroughly immersed in, albeit usually for less than 24 hours (what can I say, when I read, i read HARD).

My name is Caitlyn, and I have TEABS.

This past weekend, I was wallowing in TEABS-induced melancholy after speeding through Sarah Zarr’s Sweethearts. Now I love my fella, he is the best dude I could ever ask for, but holy shit, if Cameron Quick were real James would have to learn to share. So I’m moping around, all heartsore for this poor, sweet, wonderful guy (who is COMPLETELY MADE-UP), when Andrew Bird pops up on my Spotify shuffle. And it’s like I’m back in the world of this book, and nothing’s different, but I get to linger just a little longer. 

Ladies and gentleman, I have found the cure for TEABS (kind of). I have discovered a way to alleviate that harshest of sounds – the final closing of a book – by making playlists for fictional characters (I also just really love making mix-tapes). Scoot on over to my Tumblr and have yourself a listen.

You’re welcome.


Baby, ’cause I’m crazy for you…

5 Mar

I was not a huge fan of this song when I initially heard it a couple weeks ago. Now I’m pretty much playing it non-stop. Plus, I’m completely mesmerized by Aaron Bruno’s weirdass sideways mullet.

And seriously, who doesn’t love a good bumble?

Who knows what tomorrow is?

15 Apr

If you guessed Record Store Day, you are correct! I’m sorry, I don’t have any prizes.
But I’m super stoked to announce that one of my favorite Denver record stores has been listed in Rolling Stone’s Best Record Stores in the USA!

I like that the RS article calls Colfax "Denver's trendiest drag". Apparently porn stores and crackheads are in this year.

Mega congrats to Twist & Shout! I’ll be spending tomorrow trying to chase customers out of my store and into somewhere that sells music…what are your Record Store Day plans?

Sharing is caring

9 Jan

I care.

I had no idea Jeff Mangum’s mouth was that big.

Tom Waits is magic.

15 Dec

I am convinced, and have been for some time now that Tom Waits would make the best muppet ever. Seriously, he sounds like some kind of mash-up of the Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch, with the intelligibility of the Swedish Chef.

This is the closest thing to muppet-Tom Waits I could find, in which he transforms from some kind of flying meatball-cloud into a Rocky Horror-esque turnip.

But that’s not to say I don’t love him. He was amazing in Wristcutters, made that one scene in Domino watchable, and played a slick-as-shit Satan in The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus.

Not to mention he was a total fox in his younger years.