Saturday, July 28, 2012

FRONT ROW Rusted Root concert photos!

Remember this song?

No? How about now?

Yes, how could anyone forget Matilda, and its greatest song Send Me on My Way?!

Well the band that made this song (and many gorgeous others) is Rusted Root, a band that I LOVE. And I got to see them front row last night!! It was so awesome, their music is seriously amazing. So I of course took A TON of pictures!!

Not only were they amazing, but I really loved their opening band, Brothers Moving. I actually even bought their CD.
Here's some pics:

Check them out, they're really talented. Their EP is on spotify, or you can buy their music at

It was such a great show! I'll be sure to keep you posted on any more shows i go to!
Aesthetically Yours,

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Check out my other blog!

That's right, I have a second blog, Paved Paradise (Yes, named after the Counting Crows cover of Big Yellow Taxi.. I cant ever hide my music taste:) Its totally different than this one, not so much about music and creativity, but about natural and organically living. Its going to be cool, so if you like this blog (or even if you don't) check it out! I'll be posting some new stuff there soon, but I will still do all of my creative ramblings on here:) Go ahhead.. click the link!
Aesthetically yours,

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Fashion trends I HATE (and fashion trends I love)

Hi everyone, I know it's been a while, but I haven't had much of anything interesting to write about. I have been wanting to do this post for a while now, so here are some fashion trends that i find absolutely nauseating! Then I'll tell you my favorites. Joan Rivers, I know you'd be proud..

1. Leggings as pants

I'm sorry, but when did it become okay to do this? Last time I checked, leggings were basically stockings without feet. I find it socially unacceptable to wear stockings on their own, and leggings too. They have no structure at all! Now, don't get me wrong, I think leggings are cool, especially with combat boots, but please girls, wear a long enough shirt that I don't see your butt.. Unless you are a ninja. Then by all means, wear them to your heart's content.

2. Uggs

Ok, so  I have 4 pairs of Uggs, and i think they are cute with sweatpants or under flared jeans, on occasion. But i just don't understand why people wear them with cute outfits.. They are basically slippers. I mean if you have jeans, I understand, I just personally don't like them. But when people wear them with dresses, or even worse, SHORTS, I have to question their sanity.

3. Scrunched Hair

This is absolutely horrid. Why on earth would someone grease up their hair with gel, and crumple it up into knots until it looks like they have been standing in apocalyptic rain for three hours...? I just don't get it.

4. Brand name, boring t shirts.

I absolutely hate when girls buy a plain blue t shirt, just because it says the word Hollister on it. Or any other brand name for that matter. These stores sell some really awesome clothes, so why would you buy a shirt that has nothing to it but a name? That tells me that you don't care about being fashionable, you just want to show the world that you are cool enough to shop at that store.

OKAY, enough ranting, here are my favorite fashion trends right now!

1. Backpacks

This idea is so awesome. I need a purse, but I hate lugging one around on my arm all day. Wearing backpacks makes you feel like you're just walking around not carrying anything, like a dude. Haahaha I'm just kidding, but it is awesome having two free arms, And there's so many cute backpacks out now. I've been using them since December, and mine right now has Bob Marley on it.

2. BIG eyeglasses.

Yes, yes. . . with these, you do run the risk of being called a hipster (trust me) but it's so worth it. I think they just look awesome. I love my Ray-Bans. I still usually wear contacts though. Oh, but please dont go around wearing fake ones, or RealD 3D glasses.. That's a little ridiculous.

3. Floor-length  skirts

Ohhh my, do I love long skirts. Maybe it's just me being a hippie again, but I have seen lots of girls wear them. I just feel like I look so good in them:) You can wear them completely casual, or formal, I just love them.

5. Combat boots and Converse high tops

LOVE my combat boots. Not much else to say, as long as they aren't too chunky. Oh and Converse high tops are the best invention ever, My favorite pair says "The Doors" on them.


Well, that's pretty much it. Other than that, my wardrobe consists of various jeans, preferably ripped, shorts, leather jackets, fringe boots, hippie esque tops, feathers, and oh yeah, 57 shirts of various rock bands:) hahah don't believe me? here's my list:

Feel free to tell me your favorite/least favorite trends!
Aesthetically Yours,

Sunday, July 8, 2012

"What a longg, strange trip its been..."

Last night I saw Furthur for the second time, in Philadelphia, and it was nothing short of amazing. 

Furthur is the Grateful Dead's Bobby Weir and Phil Lesh's latest band. Jerry Garcia died when I was four months old, so I never had a chance to see the   actual Grateful Dead, but this was the
next best thing, especially if you are into being among a thousand hippies in one place. Its pretty great.

My dad came with me, because The Grateful Dead has always been his favorite band. He told me he didn't think they would play anything from In The Dark, which was my favorite Dead album as a kid. I used to bring that tape to school in like third grade on my walkman cassette player, thinking I was the coolest thing. Turns out they did play the album! They played My Brother Esau, and it was awesome. They opened up with Truckin, which was a great start. In fact their whole first set was seriously amazing. 

But the best song they played? Cassidy.

Yeahh hahah I actually heard Bobby Weir sing the song I was named after. My friend Matt was at the show, and couldn't believe it either. Its the strangest thing ever to have an entire venue of people singing your name as loud as they can at the same time.. but it was cool.

Anyway, really awesome show. I just got home from Philly right now, and I'm exhausted, had such a busy weekend. I went from Fourth of July BBQs and swimming, to sleeping over my cousins' house, to heading up to this concert, to the Philadelphia Museum of Art this morning.

Needless to say: exhausted.

Aesthetically yours,

Thursday, July 5, 2012

No Doubt, and Mass Amounts of Doubt.

I would like to take this time to talk about two things. The first being how EXCITED I am for this new No Doubt album coming out on September 25th! It seems like a while away, but the first single AND music video, Settle Down, is coming out JULY 16th!! No Doubt has released webisodes talking about and sharing little bits of their new music, and it sounds so reggae and ska, just like their old stuff! I don't like Gwen Stefani's pop music, but i adore the way she sings in No Doubt. I saw them live in 2009, They were awesome! For more about whats new for No Doubt, check out!fan-talk. No Doubt is a perfect example of a band that stays true to themselves.

An example of a band that hops on the bandwagon and doesn't stay true to themselves?
Maroon 5.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE LOVE LOVE early Maroon 5. Their first album is ABSOLUTE GENIUS, and if you don't believe me, listen to the songs Secret and The Sun. They are complete perfection. Also, before Maroon 5 was Maroon 5, they were an indie band in 1997 called Kara's Flowers. They have a vintage sound about them and I really like it. 

It would seem that Maroon 5 could do no wrong, but they just kept making more and more songs for pop radio. I could handle that as long as there were some other awesome tracks on the album. Then came Overexposed.

I thought Moves Like Jagger was bad. But this. . . this is just terrible. Now they sound like every other horrible pop artist on the radio. You can't even tell they are the same band that put out Songs About Jane!! Suddenly rappers and pop singers are being featured in their songs?!? And it all sounds like electronic bubblegum, meaningless music. Here's what I think happened. People realized how good looking Adam Levine (the lead singer) was, once he became a judge on the voice. He realized how popular he was getting, and did a song with Christina Aguilera, one of his co-judges who I am NOT a fan of. People loved that pop nonsense, he loved all the attention, and now he does only pop nonsense. I hate it SO much. They were great. Now new listeners claim they are huge fans, and old listeners deny any change. Its terrible. These are all just my speculations, but Overexposed is the perfect name for this album, since that's exactly what their music is.

But I will always love their old music:)

Aesthetically yours,