Wednesday, September 29, 2010

World Travles (Part 2)

I arrived yesterday from a short tour with Taken By Trees in South America. What an interesting country. I spent most of my time in Brazil (São Paulo, Recife & Fortaleza) but Buenos Aires, Argentina was the best. What a romantic city! It didn't have the exotic/tropical feel of Brazil, it carried more of a Rome vibe. The architecture was perfect and the temperature was mild. All four shows went well despite the technical hiccups here and there. Hopefully I will make it back to Argentina soon, I was hit with an unexpected reciprocal fee of $140.00USD just to enter the country, apparently we charge them, so they now charge us. But all was reimbursed and I now have a nice slip in my passport that allows me in for free for the next 10 years. I'm sure I'll see you again Argentina!


Recife Beach


Buenos Aires

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

small and ordinary

It was a gray, rainy fall day here in Maryland, which just so happens to be my favorite kind. I opened up the windows in my classroom, and my students wrote poems about how much they like rain. It was just that kind of day...it was nice.

I finally got the Days 7" from Shelflife. I've loved Days since Jacob first introduced them to me a long while ago, but I kept forgetting to order their release. Fall reminded me, though, because I always feel like listening to their music this time of year.

Happy Fall, everyone!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

To the very kind mr/ms Anonymous who commented on my Miss Tech Savvy post--don't worry, I understand the confusion! I'm confused too. I would've responded in a comment but I still can't make comments for some reason. ;) How silly. Maybe it's my computer or security network or something--who knows, y'know?

Life is crazy!

love
j

p.s. Go here for a little joy. I'm excited and beyond.

Monday, September 20, 2010

I don't think life is ever boring, but things are getting particularly exciting around here. Amongst other things, Justin and I spent the whole weekend painting our new recording studio space.

It's fairly large, so even after two days of painting (with some breaks in-between for sleeping and apple-picking), we're still only half way finished.

Lots more work to do, but it's the good kind of work. Everything is just falling into place, and I'm trying to stay on top of it all and not waste any opportunities. I'm so excited to share more news soon!

love,
j

Thursday, September 16, 2010

World Travels

I am heading south in a few days, and by south I mean South America! Why you ask? I will be accompanying my dear friend Victoria Bergsman and her band Taken by Trees for a short tour. I'm very excited as I have never been, or really even thought about traveling to South America.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I'm not exactly miss Tech Savvy, but I can usually figure out how to post comments on blog posts. I mean...come on, right? Well I have tried to post comments on this blog, within the past two days, and I just can't get it to work. Anyone else having this problem? A little help please.

love,
joanna

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

(adj.) giving great delight; very pleasing, beautiful, charming, etc

On Sunday night Justin and I met up with our fellow Holiday crew at a show in DC. All of the bands who played (the Drums, Surfer Blood, Young Friends) have been part of our singles club; it was delightful to have everyone in one place. People probably don't use the word "delightful" anymore, but it was, ok? So much love.


(young friends!)


(drums)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

new pennies.



i've been all around the world and i've been wondering why every country has such interesting looking money and ours is sort of bland and normal. but the more time i spend away the more i think our money looks quite nice and very classic. this is the new penny, i was surprised to see how classic it looks. it's like captain america's shield. this post is going to seem dumb and pointless pretty soon... when everyone has this penny. actually maybe it already is, maybe this penny has been in circulation for months and i'm just so out of touch that i didn't know. this may very well be the case. anyway, i like it. america!