Sunday, February 28, 2010

My Song Monday

Starting a new format, we'll see how long my lazy ass can keep up.

My Song Monday
With the success of Knuckle Rumbler's Beautiful Revolver, I'm giving you one of my favvvorite Madonna songs.

This was beyond her peak of success and she was still able to push boundaries and be so visually forward, and she did with this video.

Madonna- Bedtime Stores



r4v3!1


xo
'legs

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wonderland Wednesday


Wednesday.

We are almost there people.
But for me, my weekend starts tonight.
Kind of. Still have to work till Friday, BUT momma is going out every night until Sunday.
I'll rest for sxsw next week. Yeah. #crossesfingers

But speaking of Alice in Wonderland- look at this amazing piece of work

Tattoo Artist: Holly Azzara Via: Rainbow Zombies Ate My Unicorn
Per Waylou


How fucking cool is that???
I need to finish up my work. aye.

Don't forget to check out Tim Burton's "Alice In Wonderland" being released March 5.
I already have my IMAX tickets. boooooyyyyiiii

Ok to music.
What do you get when you put two heavy hitters via the dubstep world in one room?

genius!

Stream Benga and Joker collab here

Here's footage of Nosaj Thing live on KEXP



Also check out a video for Noisia's Machine Gun



also, special note: Flying Lotus will finally be in Austin during sxsw. I really need to make a set of his. Like seeeew bad.

See you lovers out soon.

xo
'legs

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Shelter

I love El Perro Del Mar and here she is covering The XX's Shelter.

El Perro Del Mar "Shelter" (by The XX) from The Control Group on Vimeo.


It is hauntingly good.
I loaf it, like bread.

xo
'legs

Snow Day

Hiiiiiieeeeeyyyyuuuhhhhhh.

So it's snowing. In Texas. Very strange. But I have my theories on it.
[hi nicole]

I want to wish a very happy snowy birthday to my friend, Tiz.

Hi 2005, let's wish this woman a happy birthday. :)

In other news, SXSW rsvps are filling up.
If you read my blog last year, you know I left it to the professionals.
Do512
Ultra8201
ThePeenScene
ShowlistAustin
DoneWaiting

It still stands.

I will be working my tail off that week. But I'll be running around with sailor jerry as well.
So I will surely see all my favorite people out and about. [yes, that includes you]

I have posted the following because the snow is reverting me back to my childhood.
So enjoy it, or lose your childlike wonder FOREVER!!!

juss keeeding.



omg yes. i love me some daria morgendorffer.


then you have your martini time with new kids on the block.
I also love this lady, Michelle from the likes of Best Week Ever. She is HIGHlarious.




and guess who's back

Dashboard. *looks around*


was that octomom???

Enjoy the snow, kids.

xo
'legs

Monday, February 22, 2010

Mash this, Monday


This has been my life this past couple weeks.
Oh man, I fucking love this. haha. #soawesome

Who else is super exhausted from this past weekend?
Birthdays were celebrated Friday-Saturday. A bit ridick, but totally worth it.

And can I just say Sushi Zushi has the best bloody marys I've had [not counting my own concoctions]??
Because that shit is real!
and the sushi was great. I od'd on it last night because Happy and myself were a little* overzealous while ordering.

*little = A LOT ;)

This week I won't be getting any rest either.
Work work and more work.
Then softball and warpaint on Wednesday. [if you see me in my kleets, feel free to make fun of me.]
CHAMPAGNE DIET at the Highball on Thursday
I'm really excited to see Zeale's new set. I have high hopes for that fool. <3
Friday: Months of anticipation leading up to this night.
Red 7: P.O.S., Dessa, and Astronautalis. Cannot wait.
Saturday, well, you know, right?
Don't forget to RSVP, or you better be showing up in a cone bra. :D

Sunday- forced home installed coma. I'm serious. I need to rest before sx because shits going to be INTENSE!!

Ok, enough about me.
Let's move onto things that are good for you. Because I lerve you, girl.




Z Trip.
My favorite and most talented [imo, and it's my blog so I can say what I like. kthx. :) ] mash up DJ.
You Ain't No Picasso posted a new track of his with appearances from The Dead Weather and Slug from the likes of Atmosphere.
Check it out here

And speaking of Slug.



During the splash! Festival last Summer, Demograffics sat down with Slug to discuss festivals, the complexity of rap lyrics alcohol and children’s books.

via 2dopeboys

toodles

xo
Legs

Friday, February 19, 2010

Champagne Diet

Ok, back to the biz of it all.

I have something very nice for you, next Thursday. chuyeah.

Brought to you by the party duo KnuckleRumbler, blog favs Ultra8201, and moi!


Shits getting serious with our loved local MC, Zeale.
He will be premiering new music and a brand spanking new set for us.

Along with Hot Britches and Sebastian Nebula keeping those decks warm and your feet dancing.


RSVP on Facebook
Click "I Like It" via Do512

Spillin' while we sippin'. We encourage you to try.


xo
'Legs

New Day

Hi. I know I've been MIA but life happens.
And it goes faster than we all can imagine.

I lost a friend last week. An amazing person that inspired so many people.


R.I.P. Nicole Anne Truxillo
October 28, 1982- February 11, 2010

She spent the last 9 years living with someone else's heart. Adjusting to everything a heart transplant needed. She lived with so much but never failed to have a smile on her face nor be goofy and make everyone laugh.
She is the strongest person I've had the pleasure of knowing and she will never leave my mind.

It all leads one to realize to not sweat the little things. Take a look at the big picture and realize how great we all have it.

Especially after yesterday's event at the IRS building.

Things can happen in an instant and all we can do is live in the moment.
So we should take advantage and continue to smile.


If any of you have been through this or know someone who has, feel free to donate to Nici's charity.
"With Nici's Heart Foundation", a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, volunteer, charitable organization which friends and her mother founded in 2001 when the citizens of Lakeway and the Lake Travis area held several fundraisers for Nici and her mother. This was their way of giving back to the kindness. The purpose of which is to help fund and provide financial assistance to families with young adults and children under the age of 25 years old that suffer with chornic illness or catastrophic injuries. Between its inception through 2005 WNHF has helped 4 children and their families, suffering with terminal brain cancer to catastrophic injuries.

Donations can be sent to:
With Nici's Heart Foundation
c/o First National Bank
1110 RR 620 South
Lakeway, TX 78734


In the meantime [mushy moment]appreciate those around and never fail to let someone know how much they mean to you.

Love you Nici. Miss you tons.

xo

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

And the season starts

Setting the scene.

1998. Austin. South Park Meadows [my favorite lost music venue].
More underarm hair then I had ever seen. And tons of dreaded, gorgeous, free flowing, hippie women.

This was me, at 15, at Lilith Fair. July 31st 1998.

I can't tell you which acts I actually saw because I can't remember a lot from it.
[drugs are bad mmmmkay]
But what I can say is that it's coming back, and I'm reppin like it's '98 all over again.

Because of these ladies

Heart. Barracuda. Fucking Barracuda!

Some other greatness;
Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, The Gossip, Metric, Cat Power, Brandi Carlile, Loretta Lynn, Janelle Monae, Kate Nash, Lissie, Marina and the Diamonds, La Roux, Sia, Tegan and Sara, and MORE!

Most importantly, it's coming to Austin. No dates or location has been announced but I'm waiting for that shit.


Speaking of Festivals, Bonnaroo line up is out.
Best performer scheduled to play, Stevie Wonder.
And these guys [chromeo = daryl hall, from the likes of HALL & OATES]

NO JOKE

But other than that, meh.
There's some goodies sprinkled here and there, but seriously, can we forbide any KOL on the festival circuit this year????

Enough is Enough.




But in BEST NEWS EVERRRR


Crossroad fesetival held in June in CHICAGO.
Summer in that city is amazing. But ERIC MFin CLAPTON.
Aye dios mio. I need to be there at that time. Not kidding.

Other confirmed artist
Albert Lee
Allman Brothers Band
BB King
Bert Jansch
Buddy Guy
David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos
Doyle Bramhall II
Earl Klugh
Eric Clapton
Gary Clark Jr. woo! congrats austin!
Hubert Sumlin
James Burton
Jeff Beck
Jimmie Vaughan
Joao Gilberto
Joe Bonamassa
John Mayer
John Renbourn
Keb Mo
Pino Daniele
Robert Cray
Robert Randolph
Sheryl Crow
Sonny Landreth
Steve Winwood
Vince Gill
ZZ Top


Coachella + Lilith + Crossroads = 2010 = Vanessa happy for decades!


xo
'legs

Monday, February 8, 2010

Hai2u Monday

Jesus christo

What a weekend.
Knuckle Rumbler ran things the entire time.

Friday- Adi Fest 2.5
Holy shit. These cover bands were amazing. And moments were EXPERIENCED during Manifico's cover of Bohemian Rhapsody.
They were SPOT ON, as a queen cover band.
Amazing stuff.

Photos to check out here

Saturday- Fantastic Romantic.
I really hope Prince Klassen had a damn good time celebrating his birthday this night, because I definitely did.
Orion and Klassen started the party right while I checked on the supply of dope sneakers brought by Sneak Attack*
Damaged Goods rocked it and cracked my ass up. Great performers.
Devlin and Pase turned that shit out into a full dance party.

Catch some of ulovei's photos here

*One of the greatest things the owner of Sneak Attack told me. You buy a pair, and he does not sale another one of those shoes for a MONTH.
Meaning, you're the only one rocking that shit for a month!
I think that's amazing.


Sunday- congrats to the saints. Even though I could really care less about professional football, it was nice to seem the underdogs pull it through.

AND, I did what I said I was going to do. My mfing taxes!
If you live this life of marketing/promotion/freelance/love, you know how painful taxes are. Receipts up the ahole. But they are done and I am thankful I have one less thing to worry about.

Especially because this week is going to be a bit ridick.

These sinuses better let the fuck up because Momma has places to see and people to.....shit. dance with. :D

Starting Tuesday

There's still time to RSVP to see Caspa. And for free. holy ess!

ps YOU NEED TO BE HERE IF YOU ARE EVEN A TINY FAN OF DUBSTEP.

Then Thursday you have these two bad boys
Famous local DJs


then your famous hipster DJ ready to rock Republic Live


Friiiiday aka Then the day I've been waiting for


Make sure to bring your KR flyers for the February events to get us to sign the back proving that a] you love KR events and b] you want a piece of their VIP during sxsw
details here


then Saturday *sigh*
KRS One at Scoot Inn
Nouvelle Vague at Mohawk
RJD2 at Emos
Foot Patrol at The Independent and
Rock the Casbah at The Parish

like I said before, jesus christo.

So yeah, sinuses, back the fuck off or we are going to have some fisticuffs going on!! My fist vs my face. we shall see how that one ends.


So hopefully I'll see your lovely face out this week.
Until then, shenaynay says back the fuck up!

daaayum GINA!

"loaf you like bread."


xo
'legs

Friday, February 5, 2010

Everything In It's Right Place

Every Friday morning, I wake up and do a little jig.
Happy dance that it's Friday.

Then comes the sad realization that I still have a good 9 hours before I can proceed with my weekend plans.
Then add a wine hangover on top, and you have me today, in this very moment.

Tired, hungry, COLD, but thankful. T minus 5 hrs left.

I'm very excited about this weekend. Shits going to be ill.

Also, for the events starting TONIGHT [AdiFest 2.5] make sure to hit up KR's blog for details on some special sxsw access.
Do so here

I am currently listening to that bootleg of Radiohead's Haiti Benefit show.
Radiohead LIVE is amazing. They have great fans [myself included] and hearing the crowd participation is fantastic. Usually, that shit irritates the crap out of me, especially when I find myself singing along. But with their crowd/fans it's different. It's respectful and adds more dimension [if that's possible] to their tracks.
[side note: Thom is lending his vocals for a track on the upcoming Flying Lotus album, Cosmogramma. Shit is real.]

Anyway, listening is calming me down a bit from yesterday's nuance but also has me contemplating on what the fuck i'm doing here. With my life. With myself. To you, readers.
Answer: haven't gotten there yet.

But I do know that is no way to start your friday night. So i'm switching gears and giving you this baby.


Because everyone needs a little Eddie Murphy in their lives.****

Oh, ok, here's the good stuff


HAPPY FRIDAY!! <3


**This statement is true as long as it only involves Eddie Murphy circa 1980s ONLY.
The nutty professor et all can move his fat ass out of this movement!**


xo
'legs

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Weekend Plans



That's how I'm feeling about the rain right about now.
Shit needs to stop OR I WILL DESTROY YOU!!!!!

Luckily, my weather channel widget says it's supposed to clear up tomorrow.
IT BETTA!!

So on that note, I went ahead a planned your weekend for you.

You're welcome :D

Friday


Rock out with your cover band attitude OUT!!
RSVP here

Then Saturday


Yessir! Pase Rock coming in to celebrate Prince Klassens birfday.
Shits going to get cray-cray!!

Click "I like it" to win free tickets here


Sunday
Do your taxes!!!
At least that's what I'm gonna do. [I hope]


xo
'legs

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wednesday Offerings

Happy Wednesday

It's rainy, cold, and my new tattoo is at the peeling stage.
So actually wearing stuff on top of it is just irritating.
But then again I paid for someone to do this to me, right?
DAD...LOOK AWAY!!!



Part of the half sleeve I'm working on.
Work done by the talented once San Fran, now back in Austin AJ Ruin of SideShow Tattoo

I'm just really into complaining right now.
But as my mother always said, "Do as I say, not as I do."
So get that frown off your face because I'm giving you some new tunes to add to your library.

MOUNT UP!!

A-Trak- Loonies to Blow

via Ruby Hornet

Bassnectar's 2010 DJ Mixtape
via Bassnectar's site [tracklisting there too]

Booka B x So Gold- Change of Consequence
(Jayz vs Bugz in the Attic)
via Jake$ at IPSO Factor

DJ Neil Armstrong- WarmFuzzy mix [just in time for Valentines Day]
via The Smoking Section

DJ Orion's new ones

via Raw World Blog

Midlake The Denton Sessions
via Fader

Radiohead- LA's concert for Haiti Bootleg
via You Ain't No Picasso

and last but NOT LEAST
Wu vs Beatles
via Tea Sea Records

Hope you are humping this day like my downstairs neighbor was last night.
Jesus, my apt doors/walls/ceilings are not sound proof, AT ALL. FYI

I just need some serious earplugs. That is all. :D

xo
'legs

Monday, February 1, 2010

Waiting

Love at 20: 'Waiting' (Music Video) from donswaynos on Vimeo.



I'm SUCH a fan of this album. I really am.
Then, this video comes out.
*le sigh*
I love the style of it.

If you don't have the album, YOU ARE IN LUCK!
Head here and thank jesus for making me one nice lady!


AND after MUCH thought and a trip to the dentist office, I believe it is safe to assume Jessie Spano ended up the showgirl, Elizabeth Berkley ended up portraying.
TRUF!!

Bitch be cray-cray!!

/random


xo
'legs

Here Lies Love



Norman and David.
2 men I have a large affliction for.

In other words, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim are working on a collab album, which will also include other fantastic guest vocals.

Including "Here Lies Love" vocals by Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine).



Here's the details on this heaven sent work

Deluxe package includes a 100-page book,
2 CDs and a DVD

HERE LIES LOVE
David Byrne & Fatboy Slim

(To be released 23 February 2010 on Todomundo/Nonesuch Records)

TRACK LIST:

CD 1
1. HERE LIES LOVE
Vocal by Florence Welch (Florence + The Machine)

2. EVERY DROP OF RAIN
Vocals by Candie Payne & St. Vincent

3. YOU'LL BE TAKEN CARE OF
Vocal by Tori Amos

4. THE ROSE OF TACLOBAN
Vocal by Martha Wainwright

5. HOW ARE YOU?
Vocal by Nellie McKay

6. A PERFECT HAND
Vocal by Steve Earle

7. ELEVEN DAYS
Vocal by Cyndi Lauper

8. WHEN SHE PASSED BY
Vocal by Allison Moorer

9. WALK LIKE A WOMAN
Vocal by Charmaine Clamor

10. DON'T YOU AGREE?
Vocal by Róisín Murphy

11. PRETTY FACE
Vocal by Camille

12. LADIES IN BLUE
Vocal by Theresa Andersson

CD 2
1. DANCING TOGETHER
Vocal by Sharon Jones

2. MEN WILL DO ANYTHING
Vocal by Alice Russell

3. THE WHOLE MAN
Vocal by Kate Pierson

4. NEVER SO BIG
Vocal by Sia

5. PLEASE DON'T
Vocal by Santigold

6. AMERICAN TROGLODYTE
Vocal by David Byrne

7. SOLANO AVENUE
Vocal by Nicole Atkins

8. ORDER 1081
Vocal by Natalie Merchant

9. SEVEN YEARS
Vocals by David Byrne & Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond)

10. WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME?
Vocals by Cyndi Lauper & Tori Amos

via Brooklyn Vegan

This should make your Monday a little better, amiright?

VIVA MUSIC MONDAY!!!

xo
'legs