I wish everyone was as lucky as I. The drive to my house in DE is the perfect length for the perfect solo sing-at-the-top-of-your-lungs road trip. The best thing anyone can do when in the need to soul search is put the Ipod in shuffle and sing along with everything. All anyone needs to know is that I sang (on key and everything) the following in full succession without skipping:
Spoon “Someone Something”,
Her Space Holiday “Sleepy Tigers”,
Less Than Jake “The Science of Selling Yourself Short”,
Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Tick”,
Yo La Tengo “Mr. Tough”,
Hello Goodbye “Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn”,
Prince “Little Red Corvette”,
Jamie Lidell “You Got Me Up”.
After the whirlwind of the past few months, it’s nice to finally come home for the Thanksgiving holiday and remember what is most important in life: books, music, a sweet turntable buried underneath more books, and pumpkin pie. Whenever I move back to LI for school, I have to leave what’s most precious behind: the lovely turntable/stereo/speakers I’ve acquired (for free) the past few years and my astronomical collection of books.
I also found this beauty in my closet. At the end of my senior year of high school, my friend Liz and I put together “Rock the World” a benefit show with all of our friends’ bands to raise money for environmental charities. It was a success – we raised about $1,000. It’s now an annual event at our high school and gets larger with every year. It still stands as one of my proudest accomplishments – basically because I brought my passions together with what I was good at.
I got an internship with Rubenstein to work with them on the Tribeca Film Festival. I’ve been looking forward to it for over a year and it’s a step in the right direction. I would rather do public relations work for cultural institutions and events than anything else. One of my biggest fears is as I am evolving into a professional and starting a career, I’ll lose the artistic, creative, sub-culture bohemian self. Is it a matter of being corporate 9 to 5 and then in after hours listen to records and long for “the better days” of artistic revolutions and revelations?
I’ve been watching a lot of Andy Warhol specials and documentaries. He understood marketing, branding, and public relations far more than anyone believes.