Sunday, October 4, 2009

St. Vincent

I am in such a good mood today! I am in a good mood for several reasons. It is super nice and sunny out today, and it feels just like perfect, wonderful, San Diego summer weather. And I had a really good weekend that wasn't even ruined by the really awkward Haverford party I went to last night. And, most importantly, Maaaaaaggie said she'd go to the Andrew Bird concert with me that is coming up in October! This is exciting because 1) I have wanted to go back to another Andrew Bird concert ever since I saw him in January, and 2) St. Vincent is opening!!

St. Vincent is the moniker for Annie Clark. She is from Oklahoma and was raised in Dallas, TX, and she is super precious and adorable! I have always kind of liked her since her album Marry Me came out in 2007, but for some reason I have been super extra in love with her this semester. I keep listening to "The Strangers" from her second album, Actor, over and over again. All of her songs are just so pretty and wonderful!

I am really excited to go see her. Obviously it was fate that right after I became super obsessed with her, I saw that she was going to be playing in Philly with Andrew Bird, and even though it took me almost a month to find someone who was willing to go with me (people didn't want to pay the $25 for the ticket, I guess), it is now going to be totally worth it!

Also, I figure that I kind of deserve to go to this concert, since I am apparently already having horrible grad school dreams. I must have had one last night, because when I woke up this "morning" (it was not morning at all, it was like noon), I saw how sunny it was outside my window, which made me think that I must be in California, which made me think that it must be winter break, which made me think OH MY GOD I AM GOING TO BE LATE FOR MY UCLA GRAD SCHOOL INTERVIEW, I HAVE TO GET UP AND GET DRESSED AND RUN OUT THE DOOR RIGHT NOW, WHAT IF THERE IS TRAFFIC?!!!

Then, as I was flailing around/falling out of my bed, I realized that I am still at Bryn Mawr and it isn't even fall break yet, let alone winter break. But obviously UCLA is stressing me out in particular, since their application is due 15 December, when everyone else's isn't due until 1 March.

But anyway, listen to this acoustic version of my current favorite, "The Strangers," and see for yourself how adorable St. Vincent is!

Love, Jillian


  1. i love this song stripped down like this. she is adorable. i am so excited to see her. also that pic of her in the red beret with the guitar--that's a danelectro guitar and i play one. holler! i can't wait til the 25th!

  2. St. Vincent is Wonderful! I'm so jealous of your Andrew Bird adventure! He's not coming back to the West Coast and is taking a year off when he gets back from the eastern half of his tour. Sad. Sad. Sad.

  3. She is so pretty! I am so jealous.