Ill artist alert! Ill artist alert! *said in the voice of 2 Chainz*

Let me start off saying that I was really bummed to find out that the group Pacific Air is no more. These brothers were a killer band and they put on an awesome live show the one time I was fortunate to see them. My best friend and I made sure to check them out during our crazy SXSW rounds two years ago. At their show at The Mohawk, I was standing next to a music blogger and we started talking about our love of Pacific Air.

I was like, “Yeah, I was a fan of these guys when they put out their EP and were still called KOKO!”

and he’s all, “Holy $#!+ ME TOO! That’s crazy, no one else knows that stuff.”

and his girlfriend was like, “Hey guys, I’m here too you know…”

And I’m all, “Get on your boyfriend’s level and maybe you can keep up.”

Oh snap! That’s cold.

Fine, I’m actually a nice girl. That last part with the girlfriend didn’t happen but I could sense her ‘tude and hear her sighs as her boyfriend and I geeked out on good music. Here’s hoping that blogger and his girlfriend know that the now defunct Pacific Air’s lead singer, Ryan Lawhon, has a solo project and he has put out these two perfect tracks for our listening pleasure.

BOTH SO GOOD. I can’t wait to hear more,

Xo

-Jenna

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BOOTS – Mercy

09-16-2014

His handle is BOOTS (like Dora the Explorer’s Monkey BFF?!? Sí sí), he produced most of ‘yonce’s last album, and the dude has pipes. He’s still pretty unknown despite his production prowess and a few other solo releases which is why I wanted to share this track here on Wait And Scene. The video is flat out weird; BOOTS’ intense Skeet-Ulrich-in-Scream-esque eyes freak me out as does the lady creep in the white pantsuit but not so much that I’d ever stop watching.

The song’s progression from super slow and beautiful to really loud and intense in the last couple minutes is the kind of thing that makes me want to interpretive dance to express these ever-changing emotions; alright I won’t dance but just know that despite my cool demeanor and subtle head-nodding while listening to this track, the dancing fire has been lit within me.

Is he one of the worst lip-syncers in a profesh video that I’ve seen in recent years? Most definitely.

Really though, BOOTS, did you just forget the lyrics and then decided to continue on recording the vid? Or are you trying to act like you’re being introspective and just thinking some of these lines? That vision didn’t translate but no worries, I respect you, braj. Lip-syncing to your own song can’t be easy… plus, you’re friends with Queen Bey and Jay and that’s pretty tyte. Okay, let’s be real, THAT’S ALL I’VE EVER WANTED.

This song is beautiful. Embrace the weirdness,

Xo

-Jenna

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Wait And Scene is back! It’s summer! What could be better? NOTHING.

Summer is hands down the best season of the year for so many wonderful reasons; too many to list in one tiny blog post. So, instead of being my usual positive self, I’ve decided to be a negative Nancy and tell you about the five things I HATE about this time of the year. I truly hope that you hate some of these things too!

1) Talking to my Neighbors

I like being the mysterious,  seemingly single girl who’s never home. Unfortunately/fortunately now that it’s summer it means more chill time outside in the sun and my mystery fades with each passing day. Can’t a girl just read, listen to weird music, and day-drink in peace? When you have neighbors, chit chat about the weather, gardening, and their children is inevitable. “Oh little Tommy scored a goal in last nights soccer game? So exciting!!” I’m too young for this ish…

2) A Lack of Leather

The summer weather is generally too hot for leather. This is a problem as leather makes up half my wardrobe. Now I only have my winning personality and cut-off jorts to show how cool and “bad” I am. Hmpf…

3) Rompers

We walked into a concert the other day and one of my girl friends exclaimed, “Urgh, looks like it’s Romper season again.” Rompers actually look cute on some girls (emphasis on SOME) but I hope we can agree that this is a pretty ridiculous clothing concept. Do you love to get nekkid in dirty public restrooms so you can do your biz? Well, you’re in luck because now there’s a clothing item that allows you to do this every time you have to go! And maybe even pee on your whole outfit if you’re lucky! Perfect.

4) White Sunglasses

Haaaay, what’s up, cool guy? I see you with your frosted tips and customized, lowered civic with the spoiler. Do these sunglasses come with a neon party tank and an offensive Native American head dress in some sort of music festival combo deal? I bet you totes hit up PacSun before ‘chella and ‘roo. Generalizations ARE my specialty…but really, speaking from personal experience, dudes who choose white as their sunglasses color o’ choice are always Ds.

5) Flip flops

No, just no. When temps drop the general public feels the need to toss aside all sensible footwear and replace it with cheap pieces of plastic that cling to their feet with a little more plastic. Flip flops become the new wear-me-errrywhere staple. This concept is every podiatrist’s, and my, worst nightmare. There is definitely a time and a place for flip flops: at the beach, on a boat, showering in public, walking to a pool…notice a trend? All these locales involve water. I do not care to see your troll feet walking down the city streets, at a restaurant *gag*, in the public restroom *double gag*, or at a concert where your feet could be smashed by my sensible footwear in one fell swoop. Your feet are one tiny wedge of plastic away from beer, so much dirt, vomit, and ALL OF THE POO. It’s gross. You’re gross. Byyyyyyyeeee.

This playlist is dedicated to all the things I love about the summer that I didn’t mention in this post and these five things I totes hate. Enjoy!

xo

-Jenna

P.s. Who is Jack Garratt? He’s only put out two tracks on SC and I’ve been completely obsessed with both. Unhealthy number of replays.

P.p.s. Hayley of W Darling has the voice of an angel.

P.p.p.s. Please note I rounded out the playlist with my theme song, “No Romance.”

 

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I imagine that you all clicked on this post because you thought, “Oooo what guy? Is she interested in someone? How exciting! Wait, what about the above picture? Maybe he hurt her feelings?” Well boy did I fool you because there is NO ONE making or breaking my heart… but I do appreciate your optimism and subsequent sympathy. #foreveralone

This particular playlist is actually dedicated to a random old man I walked by on the street the other day. Hey don’t make it weird, this man was in his late 70s. He was strutting (at a snail’s pace, mind you) while rocking the same badass black leather moto jacket that I was wearing at that very moment!!!…only a much cooler vintage version with just enough patina for me to imagine what it must’ve looked like in its prime. I’m sure that jacket and its wearer had a lot of fun in their wild youth and this chance run-in on the streets of small town Oregon gave me hope that badassery doesn’t have to fade with age. I truly hope that I can be that granny still wearing all of the leather even when sans-a-belt pants and velcro shoes are a lifestyle necessity. About fifty years from now someone better tell Ethel and Bertha to spruce up their retirement home jawnery because I’m going to have moves that Del Boca Vista won’t be ready for.

Now that you know the story, I’m sure you’ll all agree that my “play on playa” head nod just wasn’t enough street style recognition so this playlist is dedicated to that guy and his rad leather jacket.

xo

-Jenna

P.s. A lot of amazing more mainstream tracks also came out this week but I like to give you the tracks you may not have heard elsewhere. If you haven’t heard them yet, go check out the hot new tracks from Lykke Li and A$AP, Robyn and Röyksopp, Twin Shadow, and the new album from Iggy Azalea…or you could just follow my SoundCloud and see Wait And Scene like and re-post all these tracks as they happen!

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R. Kells is right, I’m ’bout to have me some fun.

So it’s the second weekend in April and I’m not at Coachella but that’s okay, Vice told me that basic b*tches love Coachella and I have a bad b*tch reputation to uphold. Also, even the nighttime weather in Indio isn’t appropriate for leather so what’s the point really?

Oregon has been pretending to be Cali this whole week and no one is complaining. It’s been 70+ degrees and sunny everyday so I’ve been overwhelmingly happy. I’ve been wearing less black on black, my penchant for witch trap has all but vanished ($T▲Y Ha†in’), and these positive vibes have allowed me to discover so many quality tracks this week. I’m going to keep this entry hella short so I can get back outside but feel free to listen to these tracks on repeat while you enjoy this beautiful weekend and quite possibly pop cristal in the stretch navigator.

Bounce bounce bounce.

xo

-Jenna

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