Sunday, February 7, 2010


HoneyHoney was sooo good! The show was in a room above The Stronghold retail store (that link will show you the building if you're interested). It was a big room with a little stage and a couple couches RIGHT in front of the stage. Matt and I snagged the couch seats and I got the best shot for recording with my flip. I held it and rested my hand on my umbrella so my videos are pretty stable. I recorded their whole set. I don't think I'm going to record again at future HoneyHoney shows because I feel like I was only half paying attention to the show due to trying to keep the camera's shot still. Matt and I met Ben Jaffe the guitarist after the show, he was nice. Matt spoke to him for a bit; I didn't know what to say (I would never really know what to say to music artists besides complementing them on their set and their music in general and how much I like them - although I'd probably end up sounding like a crazy fan). Anyways, here is one of my videos. It's a new song called "Ohio":

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Yay music!

My boyfriend Matt and I have been going to quite a bit of shows lately. I had discovered this band, HoneyHoney (myspace music if you want to have a listen - I suggest you do!), when we went to see another singer/songwriter that I like, Nicole Atkins. I guess it wasn't really a discovery since Nicole Atkins was opening for HoneyHoney. Usually Matt and I arrive at shows and stay only to just see the one band we meant to see. But I did want to stick around to see HoneyHoney, a decision based on listening to their live-streamed-myspace-music, and because we did that we became fans. I like how HoneyHoney is located near where I am so I can attend their shows. It's especially nice that they've been playing shows. I'm not a fanatic, yet, like I am of Ingrid Michaelson.

If you're in the area, HoneyHoney is playing in Venice this Friday, February 5th at The Stronghold. The Stronghold is a denim shop by day, interesting. According to their site, they were "the first denim brand manufactured in Los Angeles" "in 1895". Their store looks cute. So does their website - so give it a click.

Maybe if The Stronghold allows it, I'll bring my camera to take pictures. Or record with my Flip. Then I'll get to post videos on YouTube and relive the performance - especially the new-unpurchaseable songs which aren't on their album. I love watching parts of music shows on YouTube, I like to do it when I procrastinate.