Friday 31 October 2008

This is an offshoot

Blogee Blogee is going back to its roots. From now on it's all about the music over here while Lil and myself (Catherine) will continue our fashion musings over at Offshoot; www.thisisanoffshoot.blogspot.com

And thank god, this way i don't have to keep pretending i know anything about music.

Wednesday 22 October 2008

I Wish I Lived in Brooklyn...

Animal Collective are hosting themselves a "listening party" in anticipation of the release of their latest (9th I think) album, Merriweather Post Pavilion.
If only Ryanair flew to New York....

Word on the blogosphere is that the album will be released on the 20th of January 2009 and that the tracklisting will be as follows:

1. In The Flowers 2. My Girls 3. Also Frightened 4. Summertime Clothes 5. Daily Routine 6. Bluish 7. Guys Eyes 8. Taste 9. Lion In A Coma 10. No More Runnin 11. Brothersport

Check out the little
website they've set up in honour of the release. It's where all the information and rumours surrounding the album are stemming from.

Gorilla vs Bear are speculating that this (which is featured on the aforementioned website) will be the albums cover art.
I hate it. So I hope it's not.

Friday 10 October 2008

Sexy Americans




Me & My Korg love AA. So much so that Anna is even doing her thesis on them. So when a friend told me that American Apparel will be opening their first shop here just before Christmas my initial reaction was pure excitement. When i was living in Paris i used to go into their stores to just walk around. I loved the impeccable organisation, colour co-ordination, typeface, and of course the ridiculously attractive staff. Then i started to think about it. Was it going to be like when the mainstream catches onto your new favourite band and just ruines them for you? No more, "oh i got it when i was in Stockholm/Paris/Berlin, im just sooo alt". I also wonder why they choose Grafton St, did nobody tell them that South William St is so hot right now?

But then i went on a little adventure down to the new store location at 114 Grafton St. It's all lovely red brick and black marble pillars. Just imagine the wonderfull Helvetica sign, all modern and gleaming against this traditional facade.

Then there is the advertising campaigns, and future calls to Joe Duffy about the "filth" that will be on billboards all over the city.

We made it. We live in a city that's finally cool enough to have an AA. Wow!