Monday, February 2, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
the song is called Memories with Chef Boy Are Dee
lyrics are soon to be posted but were gonna wait to put up a video which will be up in a week.
GET EXCITED FOR THE STATE PARK!!!
Friday, December 26, 2008
So the name of the band is "The State Park" because our love for state parks and our last name is Park. We did consider the Park Brothers, but who can compete with those Jonas Brothers.
So yeah we dont really know what were gonna sound like or what we are all about yet, but we have a name of the band and part of song and thats a start.
So ladies and gentleman...The State Park
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
so this week I put together an outfit that was inspired by two buildings. I took the colors, the build and feel of the two buildings and composed it into something I found for cheap. (minus the bag. haha. sorry this bag was something I already had.)
Here is the photo.
Here is me.
so first of all the colors of blue and yellow on the two buildings are seen in the plaid of the shirt and my vans. The plaid print reflects the grid like windows that are on both pictures. The accent of white on the balconies of the blue building are in the pants I wear and the black balconies in my hat and sunglasses. And so these buildings inspired this outfit to transpire.
the hat i always wear: $2 (thrift store)
sunglasses: $6 (buffalo)
shirt: $14 (penguin, crossroads)
pants: $20 (active, on sale though)
shoes: $20 (vans, i know someone who works there)
bag: $50 (urban outfitters, see its just expensive there)
so the moral of this post is: be your own trend setter and dress the way you want to and find inspiration from the simple things around you.
Monday, November 24, 2008
So "Newsies"is probably one of my favorite movies ever. And so while I was out shopping at Crossroads I came across something that was sort of "Newsies" like. And here is me being a retarded model, modeling the clothing.
You can't really see the full detail of the shirt but it's a basic shite tee with some random holes on the upper half of the shirt both front and back. Than there are suspender like fabric that runs along the back neckline and comes around the front in a suspender like manner.
"newsie" hat: $2 (thrift store)
sunglasses: $6 (buffalo exchange)
shirt: $12 (crossroads)
pants: $20 (heritage)
So if youre ever wondering what to wear somedays think about one of your favorite movies and revamp a style portrayed in that movie and wear it.
And so this is the modern day "Newsies" look
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Nickel Creek. my favorite band of all time. (Concert Count: 9)
Nickel Creek started off as a traditional bluegrass band with Chris Thile on Mandolin, Sean Watkins on Guitar and Sara Watkins of the violin (and all three on vocals as well). These three muscial Gods (well i think they are) are musicians that really tap into the art of music for music sake and know how to throw all their ideas together to create something that only a person hearing their music could understand. The result of all this music talent is an incisive collection of traditional bluegrass, indie/folk and alt-country rock that come from places of both intimate and removed.
Nickel Creek as a band is impressive in almost every way. The musicianship is stellar, but without fancy picking for its own sake. The original material is rather sophisticated, including instrumentals with complex meter changes, and songs with interesting lyrics. Both Chris Thile and Sara Watkins are very appealing as vocalists, with a style that is more like the introspective singer-songwriter than the typical high-lonesome tenor of bluegrass. Sean Watkins also proves to be a vocal force, but his main drive comes from his guitar skills that really embody the style of bluegrass as well as his own. The absence of a banjo and the almost classical style of Ms. Watkins' fiddle give Nickel Creek a decidedly more mellow, sophisticated sound than traditional bluegrass, which is further enhanced by their often subtle arrangements. Nickel Creek may be a bluegrass group in instrumentation, but their music is likely to have wide appeal to fans of good singer-songwriters and just about anyone who enjoys sophisticated, melodic music.
Sadly Nickel Creek announced that they were going their seperate ways in 2007 with the farewell (maybe) tour, and hopefully one day they do come back to put on amazing concerts and put out mindblowing songs.
"Good music is music that won't go out of stlye." Sean Watkins.
And that is exactly what Nickel Creek is.
but wait theres more...although nickel creek has gone their seperate ways they still perform in their own projects, so you should still check out all their solo and side projects as well as this
Saturday, November 22, 2008
"The terms "fashionable" and "unfashionable" are employed to describe whether someone or something fits in with the current or even not so current, popular mode of expression. The term "fashion" is frequently used in a positive sense, as a synonym for glamour, beauty and style. In this sense, fashions are a sort of communal art, through which a culture examines its notions of beauty and goodness. The term "fashion" is also sometimes used in a negative sense, as a synonym for fads and trends, and materialism."
So with those thoughts in mind I realized that there was no need to fork out a benjamen for something I could find that would look and fit similar to that 100 dollar piece of clothing. So here are some things I found in my closet that didn't cost me a bundle, but could most likely have someone believing i spent more on it.
(don't judge my face, judge the clothes)
button up shirt: $4.50
These next couple of pieces are my clothes on the left and Urban Outfitters on the right
My lower more attractive half. (ha.)
when it comes to cut-off jeans, just do it yourself.
what i paid: $2.99
urban outfitters price: $24
Drew. the loud yet friendly roomate
what i paid: $10.50 (this jacket is also recycled. so im helping the environment and being trendy)
urban outfitter: $39
Miles. the ladies man that doesnt have a lady roomate
what i paid: $30
urban outfitters: $79
Me. being a loser.
windbreaker. that is shiny under bright lights
what i paid: $30
urban outfitters: $48
note: i freaking love urban outfitters. so this is in no way a bash on urban cause half my clothes is from there, but I'm just making the point that you can find cheaper clothing that look and feel the same as the pricey kind that eats away at your recent paycheck.
want cheap clothes?
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