Two people that are cooler and more talented than I am.

9 Feb

Person Number 1:

Joo Youn Paek, who strikes a balance between whimsy and practicality (well, semi-practicality) with such inventions as the pillow wig:

 or the self- sustainable chair:

I’m wondering if he’d give me a deal if I bought both of these together.  Imagine- instant relaxation any place, any time.

Person Number 2:

Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons.  I had the pleasure of seeing them this weekend at Knoxville’s Big Ears Festival and they were lovely. His voice and lyrics are heart-achingly gorgeous and the band is fantastic.

If you don’t know them, listen to them. If you don’t have it, buy the new album.

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2 Responses to “Two people that are cooler and more talented than I am.”

  1. Lorin D February 10, 2009 at 3:49 am #

    The pillow wig is aMAZEing.

  2. katie schmid February 15, 2009 at 5:02 pm #

    yes! antony & the johnsons are the best. there is a store here in hong kong called “lady story” and every time we pass it, we start humming the antony song of the same name. jealous that you saw them in concert. last year i saw joanna newsom at the CSO and it was fairly heart stopping. i mention her because she is in the same “ethereal voice” category in my brain.

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