Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Amen Dunes

From the release "Love," Amen Dunes (the band name for musician Damon McMahon) makes a sound whose appeal I just can't get past. The melancholy vagueness of it all intrigues me. Is it folk? Is it psychedelic? It is...

"Lilac In Hand" plays like a cha-cha that is just too relaxed to actually become a cha-cha...



...and "Lonely Richard" gets into a funky-yet-sleepy groove...



...these meandering, non-narrative videos seem to visually capture a sense in the music.

And I can't resist adding his version of Jeff Buckley's "Song To The Siren" from the forthcoming EP "Cowboys" out on January 20th, 2015.



https://www.facebook.com/amendunes

Cats of Christmas 2014

Dogs of December 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Cookies by Nectar and Stone

Located in Melbourne, Australia, Nectar and Stone is a fantastic bakery/confectioner run by Caroline Khoo. I am loving her "abstract" holiday cookies... look at that incredible icing, looking like modern art or agate...


http://nectarandstonemelbourne.com/

"A Charlie Brown Christmas"

This beloved holiday classic airs tonight at 8PM on ABC (if anyone still watches television...I am sure most people own this on disc or will on-demand it). I grew up watching this every holiday and it means a great deal to me. it is kind of the soundtrack of my childhood for winter...

Holiday Animation 2014

I grew up watching things like this every December...


Monday, December 15, 2014

Snow Train 2014

I have been meaning to take the train up to the Sierras for so many years but the holiday season is always so busy. There is a glass-domed car so one can watch the snowy mountains pass by.
One of these Decembers...