Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Misheard Lyrics #1: Stir Into My Teeth

I started listening to Joanna Newsom after two friends highly recommended her, specifically The Milk-Eyed Mender. In the song "Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie," I thought I heard her sing:

Your skin is something that I stir into my teeth

Which I think sounds amazingly beautiful and interesting. Alas, I was wrong and the correct lyric is:

Your skin is something that I stir into my tea

Which is nice, but I still prefer my version.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day

A tribute to St. Valentine in the North End.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

South Boston's Waterfront

The Courthouse Station on the Silver line.

I believe this is the Northern Avenue Bridge.

The IAC.

I really like this picture of Kayley.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Worth Knowing Where Your Train Is?

Is this where all the fare hike money is going? Seriously? Yet the MTA is shutting down train lines (Bye bye, my R train) and decreasing nightly service? What is wrong with them?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Unreality of Coney Island

Coney Island, taken September 6, 2002.

Like most of New York City, Coney Island is undergoing changes. The beloved Astroland is slowly being shut down and dismantled. Plans are being tossed around as to what should occupy the area that is one of the defining places of New York: Hotels? Residences? Another park? As the New York Times contemplates these possibilities (Hooray for Bloomberg for wanting distance between the boardwalk itself and housing, but, come on, hotels are basically the same thing.), they bring up an interesting idea: Coney Island is different from New York City, it is "New York's unreality," where the city embraces the out-of-ordinary. Fitting as it is in southern Brooklyn, and a beach at that.

Coney Island, taken September 6, 2002.

Lego New York

Image by Christoph Niemann. From the New York Times.

New York City, a story told with legos.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Ickle Baby Jellyfish

These here jellyfish from the New England Aquarium are about as tiny as specks can be, but look at their jellyfish-forms!