rooms and gardens.

February 16, 2009

sight now changing.
sorrow building.
light now leaving.
our lives ending.



February 16, 2009

lawrence arms – the rabbit and the rooster
built to spill – carry the zero
sharks keep moving – wescott bay 98
kanye west – welcome to heart break
stryke – no turning back
the appleseed cast – the clock and the storm
tellison – fire
cats and cats and cats – sweet drunk everyone
tellison – hanover start clapping
dustin kensrue – pistol
saves the day – cheer
company of thieves – oscar wilde
toe – kodoku no hatsumei
toe – past and language
minilogue – we all
kanye west – get ’em high (a-trak remix)
kanye west – throw some (cousin cole remix)
dustin kensrue – i knew you before
radiohead – four minute warning

download the mix here.

general: long hair, wearing button downs everyday, hating winter, dreaming of summer, taking things in entirely, slowing down and noticing everything.

basics: keeping warm, chicago, wild weekends, productive weeks, hanging out with friends.

work: my trip got pushed back to april which is kinda lame.
i’m trying to finish up my projects as fast as possible so i can take a vacation.

family: taking good care of them.
trying to be a really good big brother.
going snowboarding with my brother.

my parents call me pretty much every day, but about once a week the conversation shifts towards how proud they are of me and everything i’ve done.
it makes me feel really good.

social: lately i’m starting to see how much people’s priorities are out of whack.
i really love the life i lead.
i’m making great strides to improve myself in many areas.
i’m still young, but if i want to live the extravagant life that i have in my mind, i need to work harder.

lately nights have been starting later and lasting super late, but being super awesome.
i love living here.
i have really great friends, and i’m starting to get really comfortable in chicago.

romantic: i really feel like i am understanding girls a lot more lately.
more than anything, i’m learning how they work and how to make them work the way i want them to.

drink: beck’s premium light is spectacular.
as is fat tire mighty arrow.
and new glarus spotted cow.
and rumple minz + hot chocolate.
oh man.
other than that, went to the whistler a couple weeks ago and got some delicious drinks, probably best i’ve ever had.

book: i don’t really have time to read, i wish i did.
instead, when commuting i just listen to books on tape.
it’s definitely the best solution for me being short on time and still getting the material out of it.
current is eckhart tolle – the power of now.

i’ve been starting every day listening to side 2 of abbey road or side 1 of goddamnit on vinyl on the speakers above my shower.
it’s going pretty well.

the uk has a pretty good little indie scene going on, but some of it is really bad.
i saw a live/acoustic thrice/saves the day/get up kids/bayside show…. chris connely is a god.
i spend way too much money on records.

i really can’t wait til summer.

take it easy.

February 4, 2009

i must have looked like a ghost ’cause something frightened me
and since then i’ve been so good at vanishing.

and so it begins…

February 3, 2009

and so it begins…

Originally uploaded by heroesforghosts

there are crazy old polish women at thrift stores in logan square at
8:30 at night.