Wednesday, May 11, 2011

thao + mirah

have you heard the amazing collaboration of thao nguyen {of thao with the get down stay down} and mirah?  
i am completely in love with both of these girls on their own, so when i heard they had come together to form the most awesome musical union i was squeeling like a school girl.

i have such special memories with mirah's music.  i first discovered her 6 years ago, during my first few months living in san francisco.  i was fresh out of college, had just sold everything i owned to fly clear across the country, and didn't know a soul.  i moved into a room in a house on treasure island where i met one of my favorite people ever, the coolest girl in the world, my friend kristle.  she was a fashion designer who created amazing robot art and listened to a whole lot of mirah.  over the years of being friends, mirah was often the soundtrack to our lives.  eventually we finally got to one of her concerts at bottom of the hill, a super small venue, where the musicians always end up feeling like your friends.  and let me tell you, mirah is one adorable lady!

so now, every time i hear mirah i think of kristle and all of our CRAZY adventures {and you can be sure there were plenty}.  and of course, thao is a san francisco girl, so her music always makes me think of the city.  yup, lots of sweet memories & love wrapped up in this music, and listening to their collaborative album transfers me back to all those great times. {and kristle, if you're reading this, i miss you!!!}

here's a little mix with some favorites from the collaboration of thao + mirah, plus a few from each of their solo works.

1. eleven - thao + mirah
2. little cup - thao + mirah
3. teeth - thao + mirah
4. how dare you - thao + mirah
5. squareneck - thao + mirah
6. cool yourself - thao with the get down stay down
7. know better learn faster - thao with the get down stay down
8. when we swam - thao with the get down stay down
9. engine heart - mirah
10. recommendation - mirah
11. jerusalem - mirah
12. mt. st. helens - mirah


speaking of music...
  if you will be in the LA area this saturday night, may 14, head over to the hotel cafe to hear joe gil, backed by the mister and yours truly!  come early to hear deana carter {of "strawberry wine" fame}, or stay after to hear the daylights, but make sure to come say hi.