Avey Tare & Kría Brekkan

Avey Tare from Animal Collective and Kría Brekkan (Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir, former lead singer to Icelandic band múm) have apparently been married since 2007 and live in NYC together.

How did I miss hearing about this? I've been an avid múm fan for years now and I was sad when she left the band. Her ghostly child-like voice has sung me through the rainy days for a while now.

I just saw Animal Collective @ the Fonda on Thursday... total mind blow. Avey Tare is most of the voice behind AC. His ethereal-yet-organic guitar catches and phenomenal vocal range have launched the group to the head of a new generation of expirmental music. Merriweather Post Pavillion is the talk of the town (and rightly so) and never grows old in my head.

They recorded an album together on Paw Tracks titled "Pullhair Rubeye". All the tracks are reversed and was rumored to have been released as a way of messing with album leakers. That is a whole different can of worms.

A kind Ms. Burbach pointed me towards this video:

This video is one of the sweetest most tender things I have ever seen. The song is light and sweet. The stolen glances between the married couple just fills my heart with a hope that marriage may not be dead. As much as it leaves a thick taste in my mouth, this video makes me want to fall in love.

Ya. I said it.


-jc del barco ii



Kittens Inspired by Kittens.

I don't have much to say about this. The video left me speechless. Every ounce of bitterness, betrayal, aggression, spite, jealousy... everything evil was wiped clean with this. This video is a revelation. It is rebirth. This video is the voice of God.

-jc del barco ii


I think Chris Brown and Rihanna broke up


Not cool, Brown, Not cool.

Just two weeks ago my good friend Laura and I were discussing how the two of them are super cute and the next Jay-Z and Beyonce. Her cute hair and stunning voice paired up with his teen-heartthrob vocals and better-than-Timberlake dance moves were a great face for Hip-hop romances.

Then he choked her and popped her in the eye. What a dynamite thing to do, man. That girl is a catch. She opened for Kanye when she was only 19! Chris brown is only 19. That's a lot of life to live with the reputation for beating the shit out of your girlfriends. Wait, he threatened to kill her too.

What's going to happen to their careers now? Jail? Anger Management? Talk groups?

Sad day for relationship role models.

Don't beat your lovers people. Have a happy Valentine's Day.

-jc del barco ii

not violent/willing to be Rihanna's rebound skank/dissappointed


Prop 8 films dot org

Hello all. Here is the reason I haven't been blogging lately. Please support and check the website out and fbook, and twitter, and myspace, etc. A discussion forum will be launched this week to lead discussions. Please join in. I need your voice.

Here is my introductory post at http://prop8films.org/Blog/

Welcome to the Prop 8 Films blog. This blog will act as a good platform for discussion on the passing of Proposition 8 in California. Along with the film makers, I believe it is important to have an open discussion that is neutral and respectful. I feel that a lot of the good points in either side of the spectrum were lost to emotion and bumper stickers.

Let's take a step back and really look at specific points of views. Whether it is race, religion, financial status, political stance, or personal bias... let's take another look at why people stand where they stand.

The documentary that is in production through Bucks Boys will serve as a neutral inspection of the matter. Learn more at prop8films.org.

Follow us on twitter too! Facebook, Myspace, etc, all to come soon. This blog and forum will be as organic and interactive as possible. If there is something you want to talk about or see, we will deliver it.

Nice meeting you,

-jc del barco ii