Thursday, December 20, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Last week, I attended a talk at the TIFF Bell Lightbox with Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann, which was absolutely amazing! It was such a treat to hear Judd speak about his process while working on hilarious comedies such as Pineapple Express, The Five Year Engagement, and 40 Year Old Virgin.
This spawned a serious commitment to completing the entire series of Freaks and Geeks, start to finish. Everything about the series is great, especially the (now) all-star cast. Linda Cardellini is perfectly angsty, while James Franco has all the right moves for a do-nothing badass.
While the cast isn't immediately known for its style-icon fashion sense, I can't help but find a couple style inspirations each episode, whether it is the short-sleeve-button-up-over-long-sleeve combo that Daniel and Ken sport, or the high-waisted bell bottoms that Cindy and other 'hot girls' rock throughout the halls of McKinley High, I've become obsessed with picking up style cues from the Freaks and Geeks wardrobe!
Sunday, December 2, 2012
I have never been a huge fan of Kid Cudi, but when I heard his latest track, I flipped. The beat and vocals are infectious, it has moved right up there with my repeated songs along with Frank Ocean.
"Just What I Am" is the first single off of Kid Cudi's upcoming album titled Indicud. I'm curious to hear the full album.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
I might have an addiction. To Bruce Spingsteen.
I may have created an entire playlist dedicated solely to covers of "I'm On Fire." Although no one does it better than The Boss himself, I do a few top picks for Bruce covers. It was a close tie between White Arrows' version and the cover by Chromatics. I have been obsessed with the Chromatics' rendition of I'm On Fire for a couple of years, and it is undoubtedly on almost every one of my 'feel-good' playlists.
The version that is on repeat every morning while I get ready would have to be this one by a good friend of mine, Travis Lefebvre, a very talented musician (and not to mention highly attraction male). Travis is part of a great musical group (troupe, some might call them), The Richardson Band. I guarantee one listen of Travis' sweet, sweet chops, and your heart will be on fire too.
With so many ties still in Ottawa, I can't help but get excited when I see my friends and familiar names/faces doing such cool stuff! My good friends at Antique skateboard shop have been coming up with some pretty great stuff since their opening almost a year ago. Most recently, their custom collaboration line with N-Product has me sending two thumbs up to these guys!
N-Product is a pretty wicked company, also Ottawa-based. A husband-wife duo, N-Product has committed themselves to making products that are unique, beautifully-crafted, and, for the most part, local. Love it!
I might have just made a special order for one of these crew-necks, and will be eagerly waiting for a size XS to arrive at my Toronto door step.