Wednesday, March 5, 2008


the world wide web is a massive place. and i have a lot of time to explore it -- slightly embarrassed at how much time i have to explore it, in fact.
but if you have a job like mine, hours and hours of your day may be dedicated to expediting the blogosphere and dredging up new bands.
i have found that these countless hours on the Internet provide other benefits besides allowing me to have an extensive knowledge of runway and music trends, however. i often read the dictionary and thesaurus, for example. yesterday, i read a book on HTML code. the day before that i looked up recipes on the food network.
so, in actuality, these wasted hours at my job are helping me develop skills applicable to daily life. nevermind that these skills have nothing to do with my real job, Livetext support.

now, i would like to share a few of my latest loves for the eyes, ears, and tastebuds, that i discovered while traversing the W.W.W. on the clock at the tec lab:

1. Jessica Gonacha
An artist and designer residing in Atlanta, Georgia, Jessica Gonacha's work makes me really, really want a reason to invest in apartment decor. Her pieces are intricate, yet simple. whimsical, yet relatable. I love the graphic patterns that accompany her motifs of flowers, animals, and costumed children.

2. Beach House
The lackadaisical, dreamlike sounds of this Baltimore duo produce a calming, almost sedative effect on the listening ear. Pulling from 60s era sounds, the deliberate organ chords and entrancing synth lines of Beach House are sure to allure and engage -- particularly "Master of None"

3. Apples and Peanut Butter
I read on some health food site that sliced apples with a dollop of peanut butter is a fulfilling and nutritious snack. Normally i consider myself more of a banana and grape type of person when it comes to fruit, but peanut butter is one of my favorite things in life, and i am currently addicted to the simple combo.

4. Zooey Deschanel + M. Ward
Ever since hearing her sing in Elf, her old-time voice had me wondering if Zooey Deschanel had ever recorded any other songs. Reading online, i came across this song and discovered that Zooey is collaborating with M. Ward to record an entire LP. What a good combination.


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jess gonacha said...

Hey, thanks so much! What a pleasant surprise to be one of your favorites. :) And there's ALWAYS a reason to invest in apartment decor! (hint hint... because it makes you feel good!) anyway, i'm flattered to be included in your blog, which is fantastic by the way! i have also recently discovered the zooey deschanel and m. ward collaboration and can't wait for its release.

ida.ho said...

hmm did you know i almost cried when i heard this song?? you should know why. and i loveee zoey, i pine for her voice. can you stop making your blog cuter every time i log into it? it's quite depressing :)