Sorry bros, my camera is still not working and as much as I would love to blog on my iPhone, I'm just not up to instagraming as much as I use to. What I have been doing with my time is writing music for my new music project and developing a sound for when we record/perform. I've performed by myself for many years with nothing but a banjolele and a mic but I've always wanted more. Its not that I want an orchestra or crazy electronic noises (though that might be cool to experiment with in the future) but for now I'm deconstructing the music I enjoy and want to create, building up my knowledge on gear, amps, pedals and for the first time since I was probably 5 years old deciding exactly how I want the music I write to sound. Its been a long time coming, its a lot of hard work but other than my daughter, music is probably one of the most important things in my life. It would kill me to ever give it up and it has saved and continues to save me everyday. I have a feeling that some of you think the same way.
So lets expand our knowledge while my camera is still broken.
October was kind of tough. There were a lot of changes, school was stressful as always and on top of everything, I got about $200 worth of parking tickets as well as my computer dying, my guitar needing to get fixed and now...my camera needs to be taken it. I would like to say the universe is against me but its time like these when I just take a deep breath and try to keep moving forward.
That is the reason for the lack of pictures. So let's listen to Giant Drag who has been playing constantly the last few days.
Now I can say I've visited two Amoebas! Before I moved to LA, I never heard of Amoeba but I quickly learned what that was all about when I asked people "hey where should I explore?" Then it changed even more when I actually started BUYING records. Literally in a matter of months, my record collection has grown immensely. I even joined a record club that sends me records so I don't even have to go to the store. Yep.
Then it was brought to my attention that there is not just one Amoeba in California but two! I would love to say that when I was in San Fran, I just thought to myself "oh I should go to Amoeba." But no, that's not what happened. I ended up falling upon it when I was walking up and down Haight street and voila! I thought "when in rome...". I didn't spend much time in there because I was already in a bit of a rushed mood but I also didn't have the patience to walk around the entire store to adequately look for a record I would appreciate and why would I buy a record I didn't actually really want???
I ended up strolling around taking pictures, getting weird glances and occasionally looking through old rock records for classics that sometimes you just can't find (...eh hm...dolly parton...).
Everlane is still considered a new company but they have gotten popular incredibly fast and for good reason. I'm in love with their basic pieces, am a huge fan and I'm very proud of my Everlane button-up.
Its not so much that Everlane is getting popular among the hip crowd (bloggers, fashion experts, artist...) but that its selling not just a style but an aesthetic. I was happy to see their new look book come out recently. I remember when all they use to sell were box-shirts and now they are selling cozy sweaters and chic loafers.
I never considered getting a luxe sweater in that rose color but I might just have to after seeing the combination in the look book! Definitley worth the investor for those who don't spend more than $20 on an item of clothing (thats how I grew up and still act when I shop).