One of the coolest places I’ve been in New York City is Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (yes, that is a horribly blatant product placement in the name). Not only was the quality of jazz there superior to almost any of the jazz I’ve heard anywhere else in my life (!), but the session I went to was … More Great Jazz in New York City: Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Speaking of saudade, this video for “Next Time Around” by Little Joy makes me miss Rio so, so much. (Two of the members of Little Joy are cariocas, from Rio.) And part of the video was shot on the beach where I took the photo in my last post! And the Portuguese at the end … More Travel (Music) Video: “Next Time Around” by Little Joy
So, this has nothing to do with travel, Buenos Aires, or myself. But as it is December 31, 2009, and we’re approaching the start of a decade that I have no idea what to call (the 10s?), I thought it appropriate to spread this sharp, funny, and comprehensive “rap up” of the past year. You … More Happy New Year: 2009 Rap Up
CHIDDY BANG, bitches. Seriously, this four-piece hip-hop group is so fresh to death, they’re the first act that I’ve gotten really excited about in a long time. Just a little background: These guys from Philly are in their second year of college (?!?! I was still figuring out how i could possibly make it to … More What’s Black, White, and Fresh All Over?
I’m back in the good ole’ U.S. of A.! And I have to admit, one thing I did miss while in Asia was pure, unadulterated, blissful American pop music. I heard this song for the first time (through imeem.com, of course) the day I was packing for my trip to Asia–Oct. 5 to be exact, … More Before I leave, brush my teeth with a bottle of Jack
It’s October 1! How do the seasons come and go so quickly?! The last couple days have gotten downright frigid at night, and living in D.C. for the last seven years (and spending summers in sweltering places like Southern China and Southeast Asia) has made me a huge wuss when it comes to withstanding cold … More Pants Are for the Weak
Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past couple weeks, you’ve probably read or heard about the hype surrounding Spike Jonze’s latest film, an adaptation of the children’s book Where the Wild Things Are. Unfortunately the movie comes out October 16, at which time I’ll be in Malaysia. But for all my friends … More I Don’t Want to Grow Up