September 23, 2008

update

been swamped with work lately. and album stuff. and just anxiety in general. so now it's just me and carlo rossi, sitting being bored together, waiting for a 6am wakeup call.

what do you folks do for anxiety? sometimes i meditate. sometimes i drink red wine. sometimes i let it build up inside until i get a panic attack. it all depends on my mood. i also find there are times when it's easier to keep a positive outlook than others.

here are some pictures i took:

me & kira



matt & scenery
scenery


bubble tea in chinatown
bubble tea in chinatown


vanity photo sesh





music i'm into right now: tegan and sara. wilco. spoon. even though these selections are so last year. whatever. next year i'll be all about the cool kids, the cold war kids, the black kids, and all those other bands with "kids" in the name that seem to be hip right now.

websites: failblog.org.

okay, slighty tipsy and with melodies flowing through my head, i'm off to bed. or to watch my slingbox. whatever comes first.
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September 16, 2008

cd design meeting

this was awhile ago... a few weeks, maybe. but here's some pictures of a meeting with graphic designer and friend, coley graf. we went up to her new house in cold spring and hung out/ talked design stuff for the album.
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she's showing me an example of the kind of packaging i want, and how the content is all put together. (that is jenn friedman's album, by the way, which coley also did the design for.)



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we drank absinthe.

absinthe, for the first time

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and relaxed.

mr. matt

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and read books.

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and uh... yeah. this is a real human skeleton. coley and her fiance, john, have stuff like this all over their house.

skeletons in the... corner

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and at the end she read my tarot! each card represents a month. for the most part, it will be an inspiring and creative year for me. yay!
tarot!

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coley

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day(s) in the life

here are some pictures from a few weeks ago. i've decided i want to post some pictures about my day-to-day living. then when i get too embarrassed about it, or someone makes some negative comment, i'll lock/ edit/ delete everything. like always :P

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roberta's pizza. empty on a saturday afternoon. it's a 5 minute walk from my house here in bushwick. jessica, chris, matt, and i went for lunch.

roberta's

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jessica and i. (and max, my cat) i'm ready to conk out in this picture.

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chris

chris

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the tables in the restaurant, which are filled with people's postcards, flyers, and business cards (mine is in the bottom righthand corner!)

table

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drool.

brunch

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life cafe drink specials.

life cafe drink specials
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on the walk home, there were these dogs running around in a field. four of them. two dressed in the minnie mouse outfits, and two in the camo outfits.

minnie dog 3

camo dog

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moving on to another random day... harlem is a very interesting place. here are a bunch of styrofoam heads. 135th and lenox.

heads!

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taken in a courtyard of a place i'm working at right now.
courtyard 2

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my feet.
courtyard 6
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in the back room @ the bitter end. with my friend louisa, who i was about to perform with.

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louisa in action.
bitter end
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hello, folks. name's chantilly. i write songs and sing them. i live in brooklyn, ny.

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i like blogging. though admittedly, i don't read many blogs except for friends' personal ones. i'm starting this as an effort to help keep myself thinking. to keep me engaged, in hopes others might find what i write interesting as well. i hope to have pictures and maybe videos once i get a non-shitty camera.

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some things this blog will be:

*updates on how things are going in chantilly's musicland

*personal struggles and gains as an artist living in new york city

*intelligent musical commentary

*local happenings (i reside in bushwick, brooklyn)

*ranting (it's inevitable)

*basically whatever i feel like, so long as it has to do with any aspect of any kind music and/ or any issues surrounding it. this includes classical opera, jazz quartets, the mariachi band on the 6 train, top 40 pop, freak folk... you get my drift. anything that inspires, or causes me to have a thought.

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some things this blog will not be:

*pretentious hipster crap

*a personality-less promotional tool for myself

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in short, i hope to make this a chronicle of music and my experiences with it.
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