500th post, best music of 2009

500th post on 7hedejavu!

The best albums of 2009, here's my list and a player so you can listen to some picks from the albums.

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1. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

2. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic

3. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

4. The XX

5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Its Blitz

6. Peter Bjorn & John - Living Thing

7. Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon

8. Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young

9. The Dead Weather - Only By The Night

10. Mos Def - The Ecstatic


Jose + 10

All this World Cup talk has got me watching those old Adidas commercials from 2006 again:

Beatboxing: Wind Technique


lucy in the sky with diamonds....

"These 9 drawings were done by an artist under the influence of LSD -- part of a test conducted by the US government during it's dalliance w ith psychotomimetic drugs in the late 1950's. The artist was given a dose of LSD 25 and free access to an activity box full of crayons and pencils. His subject is the medico that jabbed him."

First drawing is done 20 minutes after the first dose (50ug)

An attending doctor observes - Patient chooses to start drawing with charcoal. The subject of the experiment reports - 'Condition normal... no effect from the drug yet."

4 hours 25 minutes after first dose.

Patient retreated to the bunk, spending approximately 2 hours lying, waving his hands in the air. His return to the activity box is sudden and deliberate, changing media to pen and water colour.

'This will be the best drawing, Like the first one, only better. If I'm not careful I'll lose control of my movements, but I won't, because I know. I know' - (this saying is then repeated many times).

Patient makes the last half-a-dozen strokes of the drawing while running back and forth across the room.

5 hours 45 minutes after first dose.

Patient continues to move about the room, intersecting the space in complex variations. It's an hour and a half before he settles down to draw again - he appears over the effects of the drug.

'I can feel my knees again, I think it's starting to wear off. This is a pretty good drawing - this pencil is mighty hard to hold' - (he is holding a crayon).

See the progress here


Back Tuva Future!

Recently, I have been a bit obsessed with Tuvan throat and overtone singing. The singers are able to produce up to four notes at a time!


It Was a Good Day

The song, the skating, and the city!

One of the best commercials I've ever seen:


Animal Friends!

I want a monkey baby!


Penns and Paper

The Photography of late great, Irving Penn


domo kitty!

My two loves make ugly babies :(




If you wish to make an apple pie out of scratch

you must first invent the universe.

Carl Sagan ft. Stephen Hawking - A Glorious Dawn, soon to be released on Jack White's label.



god destroys dino. man creates dino.

Some of the best movies I've seen
Click for a bigger view.

via xkcd


i love librarians

I want this to be my library. Endless reads + easy access!

Rule of the day: don't let your book list collect dust!


To the new season

Jack Nicholson courtesy of Coop, Scott, Rambis, and Magic!


Guest post by Willie


Now this is a story all about how, my life got flipped-turned upside down...

Funniest thing I have ever seen in my life:

Sarang Hae, Drummer

Stealing the show, Rockin out.


Boys Don't Cry


take the stairs

Piano Stairs by Volkswagon


Let Love Rule

This video came out of nowhere, but damn is it cool.
By Keith Schofield


too true


squint your eyes

Crayon portraits by Christian Faur.


if i were green i would die

bored bored bored

via boring boring boring

“You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sand castles with words, who is willing to create a place where your imagination can wander. We build this place with the sand of memories; these castles are our memories and inventiveness made tangible. So part of us believes that when the tide starts coming in, we won’t really have lost anything, because actually only a symbol of it was there in the sand. Another part of us thinks we’ll figure out a way to divert the ocean. This is what separates artists from ordinary people: the belief, deep in our hearts, that if we build our castles well enough, somehow the ocean won’t wash them away. I think this is a wonderful kind of person to be.”

— Anne Lamott


Lamborghini Reventon

This car could bring tears to my eyes, and what a fitting ad.


Oldie but Goodie!

It's been a while, but I still find this hilarious:


RED: Look at me. I'm Whipped-cream Head! Fear me! All fear Whipped-cream Head! Hahahahahahaha! Mmm!


Exit Music (For a Film): Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation is full of 90s shoegaze which accents the movie's lonely theme perfectly against Tokyo's flashy scene.

My Bloody Valentine - Sometimes

The best scene in the movie?
Jesus and Mary Chain - Just Like Honey



Truth: Making 2x60 min mixtapes gets you the ladies



After years of Postsecret-ing, this is the one postcard that has really stuck in my mind. The first line of the quote more than the secret. Why is it that many times, the chase often more fulfilling than the catch?

Couldn't drag me away

These wild horses are made from driftwood pieces by sculptor Heather Jansch.