Friday, April 29, 2011

L-House Update: 14

An L-House Update...
 
1. Loose-fitting summer pull-overs...

2. Aren't these journals awesome??

3. Maps with pins...
(Shay and I plan on one of these for the cottage...)

4. Cute families in over-exposed photos...
(Please treat yourself and explore this site.)

5. Hilarious social commentaries.  Especially the true ones...

6.  I just have a thing for espadrilles...

7. Pretty, delicate, and imaginative

8. This shirt makes me thing of Mexico or Greece.

9. The friend who wakes you up at 5:45 in the morning, donned in full "British" regalia (a poofy skirt, cardigan, top hat with a peacock feather in the brim, and a cup of tea), in order to drag you to watch the Royal Wedding.  (Not sure why I capitalized that.  But, it's going to stay that way.)  An interesting start to the day, indeed...

10. Behind the Scenes...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A walk with dear Shaylyn

© 2011 M. Hunter Korroch

A huge storm blew through Ithaca last night.  My roommate, Shay, and I went for a walk.  We watched it come in over the mountains.  Shay and I are living together again next year, in "The Cottage".  It's a little house with two rooms, two bathrooms (!!!), a kitchen, and a living room.  We talked about how it's going to be so funny having our own rooms.  We hope that it will be "our house"-- not just a place we live with someone else.

I think it will be.

As we walked back to our dorm, it started to rain, and we could see flashes of lightning over campus.  There were a bunch of guys sitting on a balcony of one of the other dorms playing their guitars.  It was an up-tempo version of Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah.  Shay and I walked past--laughed, and then without missing a beat, sang right along with them:

It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah!

And then they laughed with us--in the rain.  With the dark blue-black sky.  And hazy yellow from the streetlights reflected in the puddles.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

GPOYW

I feel alive. And the world it's turnin inside out. Yeah. And floatin around in ecstasy...
so don't stop me now.


Photo taken by Mariah Gower

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Duke.

John Wayne on the set of True Grit

John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara on the set of The Quiet Man

Monday, April 25, 2011

Featured Wish List: Maria Shishmanian

A wish list by:

Apparel/Accessories...

1. Men's Dress Shoes
3. A Classic Fedora
4. Hamilton Watch
(Think James Bond)
5. Gucci Suit
(Tailored to me, of course...)

Music Accessories...

1. An Awesome Electric Guitar
3. PA System
5. Recording Equipment

Lineup to Dream Concert...

1. Save Ferris
(In their prime.)
(Even thought no one else likes them. Whatever.)
(I want to play too.)
5. No Doubt
(Before Rock Steady.)


Maria's Dream Dinner Party/Jam Session...


Dinner Party...

Guests: Amy Obarski, Ingrid Michaelson, Kaki King, Gwen Stefani (Circa No Doubt), Regina Spektor, Tegan Quin, Sara Quin, Andrew Bird, Janis Ian, Holly Throsby

Location...

A mid-Autumn evening in Toronto.  The trees are changing colors.  And there is that autumn smell hanging in the air.  A cool loft apartment.  Not exposed piping cool, but classic cool.

Food...

Chicken Tikka Masala with Naan and white wine.  Chocolate covered strawberries for dessert.

Seating Arrangement...

Giant circle table.  Okay, my girlfriend, Amy, gets to sit next to Kaki, becuase she loves Kaki King and Amy wants her to play our wedding.  Andrew and Holly would sit next to each other, because they both have such interesting musical arrangements and...if they're not friends they should be.  I would sit in between Janis and Ingrid, because they are my musical idols.  Regina would sit between Tegan and Sara, (and if they turn her into a lesbian, I'm sure that would make a lot of lesbians happy world-wide.)  If Gwen is anything like she is on stage, she probably won't be sitting down.  She'll be the one running around doing push-ups.

Jam Session...

Every would just be sitting around warm and happy from dinner, and carrying around their third glasses of wine and gorging themselves on chocolate covered strawberries.  We'd all start to just play together, and everyone would go.  It wouldn't be cacophony, but it would still be a mess.  An organized mess.  Everything would flow into everything else.  But, the things that would happen for sure?  I would just want to to watch Kaki King play first.  Because she is a goddess, and no one else would be able to play along with her. And, I would want to jam with Ingrid, so she would start liking my music and I could tour with her.


Thanks, Maria!  And, if anyone has any interesting in being featured, just comment or e-mail me. --molly.

Friday, April 22, 2011

L-House Update: 13

 An L-House Update...


Here are a couple of my favorites:
"There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it." —C. S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952)

"It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York." —Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar (1963)
2. The Beatles on Ed Sullivan


3. Upon becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill was told that funding for the arts must be cut due to the mounting cost of WWII, to which he replied: 

"Well, then what are we fighting for?"


5. Beautiful cakes...



6. A Roast Chicken for Sunday dinner...
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme (and lemons...)
7. Parasols...


8.  One of the best things in the world is getting an unexpected letter from a friend.
And, airmail is just so nice...

9. Billy Collins poems.

Walking Across the Atlantic

  I wait for the holiday crowd to clear the beach
before stepping onto the first wave.

Soon I am walking across the Atlantic
thinking about Spain,
checking for whales, waterspouts.
I feel the water holding up my shifting weight.
Tonight I will sleep on its rocking surface.

But for now I try to imagine what
this must look like to the fish below,
the bottoms of my feet appearing, disappearing. 

10. California
By Joni Mitchell
(Has been stuck in my head all week.  
Particularly the line, "readin Rollin Stone, readin Vogue...")

 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

You're so glam, gorgeous.






© 2011 M. Hunter Korroch

AnyBody Out There?

AnyBody Out There?
An Art Project in China and South Korea
by Kate Korroch

video

As promised, here's an update on Kate's project.  Isn't this video awesome?  (I love that song.)  And, as this is an art project, Kate needs your help!! Take a look at Kickstart Site. And, click here to see how to participate!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ithaca, 4.20.2011

Springtime, Sort of...


Hello young lovers...

Jaime...

Mariah and Chris...


© 2011 M. Hunter Korroch

Gentlemen Icons

"One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art." 
Oscar Wilde

I stumbled upon this lovely spot on The Sartorialist the other day, and it led me to assert my belief that every man should own and rock a good suit.  So, here is, an ode to some of the finest and most iconic in men's fashion...







Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Light

© 2011 M. Hunter Korroch

Monday, April 18, 2011

Featured Wish List: Mat(thew) Nauss

A wish list by:
Matt Nauss

Apparel/Accessories...

1. Classic Vans in Pewter/Black
3. Supa Zed Sweatshirt

Musical Gadgets...


Miscellaneous...

1. Giant Warehouse 
For shows and other purposes 
(i.e. building catapults and scooter-ing around, think the Fantasy Factory
2. Castle/house with slides (think the Ri¢hie Ri¢h house)
3. A Small Movie Theater
(In my house, with red velvet curtains and seats and, 
also includes unlimited popcorn and sodas.)
Matt's Perfect Evening?

Guest List...

Johann Sebastian Bach, Jimi Hendrix, Landon Cally, Pat Buetow, Eric Whittacre, Jonsi, Calvin Zdbyl, Mitch Hedberg, C-3PO, and Seth Rogen

And, this is what we'd do...

We'd go to an awesome sushi restaurant-- the type of place where you can just hang out and have a really nice, long, meal, with good conversations.  We would all order too much sushi, so much so, that we'd have leftovers.

After sushi, we'd go to my new house and have a music listening party.  I'd do this mostly for the sake of the musicians that haven't been around for a while (Bach and Jimi).  I'd like to show them all of the new crazy music, and just talk to them about it.  (Also, for the sake of hanging out, Bach can speak English fluently.)

The Must-Play List...

1. Svefn-G-Englar by Sigur Rós
2. Glosoli by Sigur Rós
3. Hoppipolla by Sigur Rós
4. Hostages by Helicopter Showdown and Sluggo
5. Dramatron by Helicopter Showdown
6. Super Mega Death Ray by Figure
7. Lux Aurumque by Eric Whittacre
8. Some Noise Music and,
9. Half of a Ke$ha song

After the listening party we'd go to a Dubstep show.  On the way, we'd pick up slurpees (Thor blue-lightning-blast flavored) and some snacks.

The show's lineup...


And, by the time we leave the show, it'll probably be around 4:00 in the morning.  So, we'll go back to my house.  Butler will be there, and will have made us a crazy breakfast (including: awesome omelets, smoothies, cinnamon rolls, and we'll finish the leftover sushi).  He'll bring it to us on trays in the movie theater where we'll we watch our

Movie Marathon...
Return of the Jedi
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Stepbrothers

We'll fall asleep  just as the sun comes up, to the main menu of the Stepbrothers DVD blaring in the background.  That is, until Butler comes in and turns it off.


If you are interested in doing a Featured Wish List, I'd love to talk about it!  Just send me an e-mail!

Friday, April 15, 2011

L-House Update: 12

An L-House Update...


2. The wonderful clicking sound of a camera shutter...

3. Upon receiving a note from a father who complained that, "my daughter has seen your new movie and she is now too scared to take a shower!!"  Alfred Hitchcock replied, "Dear Sir, Might I suggest dry-cleaning?"

4. Monkey tails.

5. Beautiful handwriting.  (Aren't these cool??)

6. Light shawl-necked pull-overs on a summer evening in the north...

8.  Bright red nail polish with an awesome name.

9. Silhouettes...

10. Had a mad craving for these last night...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Francis Thompson

I first heard this on a recording of a talk that Don Miller gave.  He spoke about life and all the big concepts that come with it.  He closed by reciting this poem, but first he told the story of its auther, Francis Thompson.  He was an opium addict, living under a bridge.  He sent his poems into a London newspaper.  The editor always published them, because of their beauty and sincerity.  Don Miller told how the editor wrote a letter to the anonymous poet, pleading for him to reveal himself: "we have a greater than Milton among us!"  They finally did discover him, with this, his last poem clutched in his hand, frozen to death, underneath a bridge by the Thames.

I don't even know if that story is completely true.  But, what an incredible idea.  Just read and see for yourself.  I wish I could stick a recording of Don Miller saying these words right here, so that you could hear it as well.  He pronounced them with such intent, and with such warming meaning.  A beautiful poem.  A beautiful idea.
  
The Kingdom of God 

O WORLD invisible, we view thee,
O world intangible, we touch thee,
O world unknowable, we know thee,
Inapprehensible, we clutch thee!

Does the fish soar to find the ocean,
The eagle plunge to find the air--
That we ask of the stars in motion
If they have rumour of thee there?

Not where the wheeling systems darken,
And our benumbed conceiving soars!--
The drift of pinions, would we hearken,
Beats at our own clay-shuttered doors.

The angels keep their ancient places;--
Turn but a stone, and start a wing!
'Tis ye, 'tis your estranged faces,
That miss the many-splendoured thing.

But (when so sad thou canst not sadder)
Cry;--and upon thy so sore loss
Shall shine the traffic of Jacob's ladder
Pitched betwixt Heaven and Charing Cross.

Yea, in the night, my Soul, my daughter,
Cry,--clinging Heaven by the hems;
And lo, Christ walking on the water
Not of Gennesareth, but Thames! 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Gyptian.

Hold You by Gyptian.  This is a Tiny Desk Concert, from NPR.


Here's to the taste of warm air.

GPOYW


Lil' Molly.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Featured Wish List: Jaime Guyon

A new series has begun!!  In addition to my weekly L-House Updates, I will dedicate one post a week as a  
 featured wish list...

I am always interested in perspective and discovering what someone else finds appealing or interesting.  It always proves to be a great source of inspiration, and allows me reach beyond myself!

A wish list by:
 Jaime Guyon

Apparel...

4. Worn in Cut-Off Overalls
5. Dark-Wash Summer Jeans

Accessories...

1. Butter Nail Lacquer in Come to Bed Red
3. Tiffany's Diamond Studs
5. Black Ray Bans

Cosmetics...

1. Chanel Lipstick in Liberté
2. Dior Black-Out Mascara
3. Elizabeth W Rose Eau de Parfum
4. Lavender Soap
5. Stila Liquid Eyeliner

Jaime's dream dinner party?


Food...

Family style. Homemade wine.  (Which everyone shall drink from hand-thrown ceramic goblets.)  A salad with green apples, endive, gorgonzola, cranberries, and a dark balsamic vinaigrette.  Roasted pork with red potatoes tossed with rosemary, sea salt, and olive oil.  Grilled brussel sprouts.  Fresh whole-wheat baguettes with homemade butter.  And for dessert, homemade dark chocolate brioche with fresh berries, berry coulis, and chocolate shavings on top.

Location...

The French countryside.  A summery, fire-fly evening.  Think Chocolat.  We'll sit under a rose covered trellis outside of an old farm house.  There will be sheer white drapes with white lights shining.  An old mismatched table and chairs with a white linen tablecloth.  Drippy brass candlesticks and wild flowers.
  
Guest List...

Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordan-Levitt, James Franco, James Dean, Marlon Brando (circa 1950), Joni Mitchell, Imogen Heap, Johnny Depp, Jay Gatsby, Jeff Buckley
 
Song...

Each Coming Night by Iron & Wine

Big thanks to Jaime for helping make the first ever Featured Wish List happen!  
If anyone has a wish list and would be interested in being featured, or has someone to recommend, just send me an email at mollykorroch@gmail.com or comment below!  Thanks, m.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pioneers! O Pioneers!

I love this poem.

(I'm a sucker for advertising.

Hell yes I want a pair of Levi's.)

And to run along the sea with a torch in my hand.

To Empower.  To Discover.


For we are the restless race.  The resolute children.  The pulses of the World.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A wish list on a Sunday afternoon

I'd like to...

go here:
have this sailor shirt,

and a pair of worn-out Keds.



Again with the pretty nice t-shirts

summer jeans.

A pair of black weejuns (or, perhaps brown?)
to wear with


The new Radiohead album.  I hear it's good.

Also, I think this is a picture of me from another life...

And what is your wish on this afternoon of afternoons, my dear?

Lonely Avenue

A new album by Ben Folds with the lyrics by Nick Hornby, who is the author of About A Boy and High Fidelity among other things...

This song is hilarious:

Levi Johnston's Blues


Woke up this morning, what do I see
Three thousand cameras pointed at me
Dude says, "You Levi?"
I'm like, "Yes, that's me sir"
"Well you just knocked up the VP nominee's daughter"
So I tell him "No, you got it wrong mister,
Already got a girl and her name's Bristol"
They all laugh and say "Where you been, sonny?
Your mother in law's a heartbeat from the presidency"

So I say, "Mother in law? No, we aint getting married"
They say, "Soon you will boy, she just announced it"
I get on my dirtbike and ride to my girl's home
Gonna lay down the law
Tell her what's goin' on

I'm a fuckin' redneck, I live to hang out with the boys
Play some hockey, do some fishin' and kill some moose
I like to shoot the shit and do some chillin' I guess
You fuck with me and I'll kick your ass

So we talk and it turns out we don't believe in abortion
And sex outside marriage is against our religion
And when I try to tell them I'm 18 years old,
They say "Levi it's too late, you've got to do as you're told"

I'm a fuckin' redneck, I live to hang out with the boys
Play some hockey, do some fishin' and kill some moose
I like to shoot the shit and do some chillin' I guess
You fuck with me and I'll kick your ass


I heard an interview with Ben Folds and Nick Hornby on NPR with my dad, on my way home from school.  They talked about the meaning of the songs and the process of producing the album.  I love hearing about inspirations.  So, while you're folding your laundry/cleaning your room/making dinner, take a listen.  It's pretty cool.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Every boy should...

Write the girl they like a song she'll love.

Friday, April 8, 2011

I watched Four Weddings and a Funeral today

Funeral Blues 
By WH Auden 
 
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead.
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

L-House Update: 11

 An L-House Update...

1. The harmonica.

2. Adding sprigs of fresh mint, cucumbers, and limes to an ice cold pitcher of water...

3. A Victoria Sandwich.
Two sponge cakes, fresh whipped cream with rose water, fresh raspberries (a little mashed), and homemade raspberry preserves...

4. This amazing restaurant.  So comforting.  So stylish.

5. Lights...


6. When you'd get sick in elementary school, and you'd stay home and watch movies all day while your mom did things around the house...


8. The sound of high heels on a wooden floor.  Click-clack.  Click-clack.


10. Ancient wooden doors that seem as though they've been there forever, 
and have stories to tell...