When my friend Lia and I were in Nashville two months ago, we went to the Ryman to watch Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. This band, He's My Brother, She's My Sister, opened for Edward Sharpe. I became an instant fan. Lucky for me a few weeks after I got back home to San Francisco, they were playing at a local bar. This, my friends, is a big deal. I hardly ever go to shows.
This time instead of being up on a balcony I was right in front. They're a great band to see live, especially to see the drummer, Lauren. Watch the videos closely. She stands on the drum and tap dances the beat while banging away with her arms. I mean, really, how much more badass can a girl be while still being completely adorable? She's my new hero.
Also, my mom randomly picked up a beautiful old tambourine for me at some garage sale the same day I saw this show in Nashville. Don't you think for one second that I won't be wearing long flowing dresses and pretending to be Rachel when all the blinds are closed.
Monday, August 13
My graduation treat to myself (among many, it seems to be where I place all of my indulgent purchase blame recently, like for my two week vacation to the South, my beautiful serving utensils from Anthro, and my new oven mitts) was a a ticket to Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park, my backyard for a few more weeks. It was such a beautiful setting for such great music, and if it wasn't for the 9 dollar beers and mass amounts of people stepping on each other, I think I might just live in Outside Lands forever.
Although it is nothing new, this song has not left my mind since his show. It was lovely.