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Jen
New York
It's all about road trips and puppies.
Interests: road trips, cameras, puppies, cupcakes, records, travel, music, photography, books, writing
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I'd say I spend maybe 15-20 hours a week knitting.
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2014 on Fifth Day of Sock Yarn at Simply Socks Yarn Co. Blog
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I missed Women of Letters last time in NYC, and I am still bummed about it. I'm happy to have the chance to catch the show on Tuesday, and I am thrilled to see such an amazing lineup, including Meg Wolitzer, Kristin Hersh, and Sara Benincasa. Women of Letters is... Continue reading
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Being a music lover means possessing a collection of some kind. While now it might be veering towards a meticulously organized iTunes library, rather than shelves and stacks of physical media, I think most of us obsessed with music can appreciate the thrill of the hunt and the victory in... Continue reading
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A few weekends ago, I was lucky enough to experience two Josh Ritter shows in my city. The first was at the gorgeous and historic Town Hall in Manhattan, the second at the dark and sticky Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. While the two spaces could be seen as... Continue reading
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Artwork by Alyssa Bermudez As I walked towards my subway station, the crisp fall breeze whipping my hair to and fro, I passed a mother wrestling with her young daughter. The girl had stopped abruptly in the middle of the street, looked both ways, and then planted herself down on... Continue reading
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Lucius released a brand new video for their single "Tempest," one of my favorite tracks on their new record. Some things of note: Lucius are on tour and they are phenomenal. Plus their debut record Wildewoman is just $5 for the rest of the week. It is definitely one of... Continue reading
I know those pups! ;)
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Things have been crazy busy since I've started school, so it was really nice to take a drive upstate to Rhinebeck. While I obsessed over yarn, Brian enjoyed photographing it. There were plenty of animals to hang out with too! And of course, we both obsessed over the talented dogs!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2013 at That Long Yellow Line
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The Donnies The Amys - Rockwood Music Hall The Spring Standards - Rockwood Music Hall Pearl and the Beard - Rockwood Music Hall Continue reading
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The Box Tiger at Pianos <a href="http://theboxtiger.bandcamp.com/album/set-fire" _mce_href="http://theboxtiger.bandcamp.com/album/set-fire">Set Fire by The Box Tiger</a> band/music/tour Banksy Break Lucius at Rockwood Music Hall band/music/tour Related articles Video: Pearl and the Beard - You 365 Days of New Music - June Recap The Ruckus at CMJ 2013 Continue reading
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There's something special that happens when siblings create music together. Maybe it's a psychic link, their shared upbringing, or childhood dynamics, but the harmonies come so naturally for the Parkington Sisters - Ariel, Sarah, Rose and Nora. Hailing from Massachusetts, music is nothing new for the sisters, who have been... Continue reading
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Is there anything more exciting than new music from one of your favorite bands? Pearl and the Beard played some new songs at The Wild Honey Pie and Consequence of Sound's Summer Camp back in August. Enjoy the gorgeous new tune, "You," and become giddy in anticipation for more music... Continue reading
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A few weeks ago, Tina Roth Eisenberg tweeted that they needed some help at Tattly packaging orders. I jumped at the opportunity, and I am so very glad that I did. Tattly is an A+++ company, and such a stark contrast to the uber-depressing work environment that I had been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2013 at That Long Yellow Line
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As we planned our trip to the Pacific Northwest, I knew that I wanted to go to Aberdeen. There may not be much there, but my inner teenage Nirvana fangirl could not let me skip it. Luckily, a quick stop was possible as we drove from Seattle to Portland. Obviously,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2013 at That Long Yellow Line
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My first encounter with Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, the band name of singer Aly Spaltro, was at a Pearl and the Beard show in Brooklyn. She came on stage to sing with the band during the encore, and I was immediately enchanted by her voice, at once delicate and ferocious.... Continue reading
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I've been doing a lot of concert photography lately for The Ruckus. While some venues have a special area for photographers to shoot during the first three songs, I mostly shoot at clubs that don't. Sometimes this helps because while I still have a photo pass, I am not drawing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at That Long Yellow Line
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Listen New York, you have one last chance to attend a spring Cabinet of Wonders show at the City Winery. Tickets are still available for the May 24th date, but they very likely will not be for long. The Cabinet of Wonders is one of my favorite things about living... Continue reading
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Last month, I finally made my way to the Pacific Northwest. Brian and I flew into Seattle and then drove (down a treacherous and terrifying road) to Portland. I felt a lot of feelings as I stood on the muddy banks of the Wishkah. I was probably the happiest I... Continue reading
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A few weeks ago, I finally caught The Revival Tour in Brooklyn. Unlike Tiffiny, who so diligently posted her photos immediately after the Colorado show, I am tardy. After she photoshamed me on the internet, I figured it was time. The Revival Tour combines my love of shouty singalongs and... Continue reading
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I first saw Little Green Cars when they played during CMJ last fall. At that point, there was only a two-song ep available, and I played it out as I waited for them to come back to the states in support of their new record, Absolute Zero. Their sound is... Continue reading
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1. Last weekend I went to The Revival Tour in Brooklyn. I'll have photos and a writeup on The Ruckus soon! 2. I went to Afternoon Tea at the Plaza with my mom. She found a friend! 3. Then we stopped in Uniqlo and there was a random photo session!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2013 at That Long Yellow Line
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For months, our friends would torment us with weekly photos of their waffles on Instagram. So, when we were in Portland for four days, we clearly needed to eat enough to get us through the pain. Our friend Sarah helped us out with the 10th waffle, and we completed a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at That Long Yellow Line
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We've seem to have been neglecting our poor blog lately, but that is just because we've been so busy with other projects. Not to worry though... with a trip to the Pacific Northwest in our very near future, we will be back to our regular posting schedule. Here's what we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at That Long Yellow Line
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51/365 - Best candy. Glad to see you again. 52/365 - So many hexipuffs. 53/365 - Yarn shopping. 54/365 - Knitting progress. 55/365 - Nan is skeptical of the new pet. 56/365 - Trying out a new lens. 57/365 - Decisions. 58/365 - Dreary day in DUMBO. 59/365 - I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at That Long Yellow Line
Though Vine, a new social media platform that allows you to share six-second clips of your life, is sadly underutilized, it really is a great tool for travelers. It is the perfect bridge between showing photos to your friends and boring everyone with home movies. Best of all, it is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2013 at That Long Yellow Line