Sunday, June 21, 2009

S.F. - L.A.

Photos Courtesy of Mick. O and Julie Schucard

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Music Killed Me.

I found this on Soko's site. I love Soko because she is honest and pure, and matter of fact, and bares her soul. Being a musician is a roller coaster ride of ups and downs and if you're sensitive like me, those ups and downs seem even crazier sometimes. So this apron is perfect for all of us who has a passion for something. Just replace music for whatever passion you have and you can relate right?
Last night was special, because we gave someone goosebumps and I can appreciate that so much. We really appreciate everyone who comes out to our shows, it's one of the greatest feelings to see new and familiar faces who support and love us, one of the greatest highs.
So Soko, my thoughts are with you, I know what it feels like to be so down. But I also know what is feels like to feel so amazing because the music you make brings joy to strangers, and goosebumps. I hope to eventually befriend every person I meet at an LLF show.
PS. She baked blueberry bars for us, I could have had like ten of them.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sweet treats.

If we're lucky, a nice girl will be bringing some sweet treats to the show tonight. Maybe they will be cupcakes?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

M83 song- Skin of the Night

This is one of my favorite songs on the latest M83 Saturdays=Youth album. So why was I disappointed hearing it live? Well, when she backed off the mic, I didn't hear any change in volume, and where were the doubles coming from?? It sounded too perfect. Perfection = Disappoinment. Enjoy the tune, for the goth in you.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


I just finished reading this book, Blink, and normally I'm not much for non-fiction. I love the drama of good fiction I guess you could say. Blink isn't typically a book I would pick up to read, but my sister gave it to me and I had a few days free so why not? Blink is a book about the quick decisions and judgements we make, good or bad, within the "blink" of an eye based on our own rapid cognition. Like when you go on a date for the first time with someone and you just don't like them after literally a minute of being in their presence. If you were to analyze before making this quick judgement you might sway yourself into liking the other party. But your quick judgement is often better than you think. You pick up on certain "key" things, thin slicing, they call it..that allows you to determine your compatibility so quickly. Obviously, I'm not doing justice to the complexities of the psychology behind this. The book was great because it gave sooo many examples of places where snap decisions are made and some of the analysis that happens both consciously and subconsciously, even in the foods you eat and the people you choose to make your leaders. You should read it, you'll learn something I promise. I think Macolm Gladwell should next write a book on the psycholgy behind second guessing.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

Nailed it.

I don't know why this was so funny to me, when we were working on new songs last night, Marty would say nailed it, we can put a fork in it, it was all in jest of course and it made me laugh so much. But what if that's how easy it were, you wrote a song and then moved on like it was some test you just passed with flying colors and you could truly say, wow I nailed it. Then I got to thinking, well maybe it is. The only thing blocking you from feeling like you nailed something is yourself. It's true. Last night, we nailed it. High five!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Interviews, Press, and Photos - for your amusement

Before I forget, here is a link to our flickr for those of you who want to see some photos from our time in England. 

LoveLikeFire Flickr

Also, an 8 song mini LP is up for sale on itunes but only if you are a UK resident.   UK Peeps

Lately there's been a lot of press and interviews floating around LLF.  And sometimes I say, ummm okay.  No matter if it's good or bad I can't help but be amused at the diversity of bands we're compared to, the sounds, the imagery. It's interesting and entertaining what other people think.   I've learned that you can't put out there everything you want in the way you want people to perceive you all the time.  You can try your best to tell people, this is what I stand for, this is who we are, this is who we aim to be, but in the end everyone's got their own opinion and sometimes it falls right in line with yours and other times, it's way off.  Such is life.

On that note, some recent press/interview links for you to chew on:

The Culture of Me

Amelia's Magazine

Drowned In Sound

The Cold Cut
Bored And Beats
There Goes the Fear