31 March 2009

the courteeners

We recently saw The Courteeners who hail from Manchester. Their set was fantastic! We were familiar with a few songs but hearing them live always makes a big difference. We were instantly hooked. The songs are strong and layered so each time you hear them something different comes out in the lyrics or the music. They also had family at the gig, it was so fun to watch their parents singing and cheering them on. They all looked so proud of their boys. Awww

Below is one of our favorites but we recommend checking out the entire album. It's quickly gone onto our most played this week.

19 March 2009

happy birthday katie!

Today is my sister and best friend Katie's birthday (and mine too). We have had so much fun this past year since she moved to New York. I laugh so much with her that my cheeks hurt all the time.

We are going to have a fun day celebrating by going to a special gig and spending time with dear friends.

Happy Birthday to my sweet sister!


03 March 2009

wot you lookin at?

I discovered the work of Jodie Silsby today via Design* Sponge and it's brilliant. I love maps so her project made me very happy. Jodie is a recent graduate of University of Portsmouth. While there she created the Portsmouth vernacular map and was awarded membership for entry to the ISTD (International Society of Typographic Designers) student assessment scheme for it. It's a map of Portsmouth that lays out the streets with words that relate to the dialect and language of Portsmouth. Having actually gone to Portsmouth before it was fun to look at the layout of the map and see what was included on it. Katie and I went there in 2006 and we loved the city. It was so charming and the people were extremely friendly and helpful. We had the best cabbies there of any of the towns we went to on that visit. I think this might have to join our family of maps. Plus I love English slang so this is a good way to have a daily dose of it.

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